MSI Z270 GAMING M7 (MS-7A57)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 49%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (34th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 66 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 64.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics48.8% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Memory16GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 16GB also allows for very large file and system caches, software development and batch photo editing/processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
High background CPU (22%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A57
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING M7 (MS-7A57)  (all builds)
Memory12.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170628
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 11 '19 at 16:45
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User IDN-User
Background CPU 22%

 PC Performing below expectations (34th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-6700K-$269
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
64.5% Good
1-Core 90.4
2-Core 203
68% 147 Pts
4-Core 362
8-Core 687
65% 524 Pts
64-Core 680
46% 680 Pts
Poor: 62%
This bench: 64.5%
Great: 91%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$399
CLim: 1443 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 397.93
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
48.8% Average
Lighting 189
Reflection 168
Parallax 190
49% 182 fps
MRender 149
Gravity 184
Splatting 122
49% 151 fps
Poor: 43%
This bench: 48.8%
Great: 54%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
OCZ Vertex 4 128GB-$215
14GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.5
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 389
Write 375
Mixed 291
78% 352 MB/s
4K Read 29.3
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 40.7
157% 61.2 MB/s
DQ Read 346
DQ Write 315
DQ Mixed 302
234% 321 MB/s
Poor: 58% Great: 105%
Seagate Desktop HDD 4TB (2013)-$78
232GB free
Firmware: CC52
SusWrite @10s intervals: 85 47 46 48 47 46 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
36.3% Below average
Read 73.5
Write 67.5
Mixed 55.7
SusWrite 53.1
46% 62.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.6
97% 0.53 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 36.3%
Great: 97%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$95
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
99.4% Outstanding
MC Read 38.5
MC Write 39.3
MC Mixed 28.5
101% 35.4 GB/s
SC Read 20.6
SC Write 36.2
SC Mixed 28.1
81% 28.3 GB/s
Latency 49.3
81% 49.3 ns
Poor: 62%
This bench: 99.4%
Great: 109%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds (explanation by AdoredTV).

Typical Z270 GAMING M7 (MS-7A57) Builds (Compare 4,653 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 108%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 110%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 75%
Battleship

Motherboard: MSI Z270 GAMING M7 (MS-7A57) - $260

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $1,492
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