MSI Z270 GAMING M3 (MS-7A62)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (43rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 57 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 91.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics81.8% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (18%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMSI MS-7A62
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING M3 (MS-7A62)  (all builds)
Memory11.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1280 x 1024 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170207
Uptime2.1 Days
Run DateNov 27 '20 at 18:45
Run Duration138 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU 18%
Watch Gameplay: 2060 + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing as expected (43rd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-7700K-$379
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
91.4% Outstanding
Memory 94.2
1-Core 134
2-Core 271
95% 166 Pts
4-Core 478
8-Core 689
75% 584 Pts
64-Core 688
46% 688 Pts
Poor: 75%
This bench: 91.4%
Great: 97%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2060-$338
EVGA(3842 2067) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2145 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 452.06
Performing below potential (11th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
81.8% Excellent
Lighting 105
Reflection 100
Parallax 102
85% 102 fps
MRender 123
Gravity 92.6
Splatting 85.3
78% 100 fps
Poor: 80%
This bench: 81.8%
Great: 96%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston A400 240GB-$32
3GB free (System drive)
Firmware: B1D2
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
Read 210
Write 86.5
Mixed 83.8
28% 127 MB/s
4K Read 14.1
4K Write 19.5
4K Mixed 9.8
44% 14.5 MB/s
DQ Read 14.9
DQ Write 16.2
DQ Mixed 15
11% 15.4 MB/s
Poor: 33% Great: 101%
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$47
365GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 170 169 169 169 171 170 MB/s
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
100% Outstanding
Read 180
Write 105
Mixed 89.5
SusWrite 170
100% 136 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
141% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 100%
Great: 115%
WD Green 500GB (2012)
10GB free
Firmware: 1A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 101 102 102 103 95 MB/s
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
59.2% Above average
Read 106
Write 101
Mixed 67.5
SusWrite 100
69% 93.6 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 0.9
195% 1.6 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 59.2%
Great: 80%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS8G4D30AESBK.M8FE 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below potential (21st percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
76.9% Very good
MC Read 29.3
MC Write 28.8
MC Mixed 22.4
77% 26.8 GB/s
SC Read 18.1
SC Write 28.9
SC Mixed 24.7
68% 23.9 GB/s
Latency 59.3
67% 59.3 ns
Poor: 66%
This bench: 76.9%
Great: 112%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z270 GAMING M3 (MS-7A62) Builds (Compare 2,356 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 81%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: MSI Z270 GAMING M3 (MS-7A62) - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $1,170
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