MSI Z270 GAMING M7 (MS-7A57)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming 19%
Desktop 122%
Workstation 78%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (48th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 52 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: 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 97.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics8.96% is a very low 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot Drive259% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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 (13%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7A57
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING M7 (MS-7A57)  (all builds)
Memory12.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170628
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 27 '17 at 01:54
Run Duration155 Seconds
Run User SAU-User
Background CPU 13%

 PC Performing as expected (48th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i7-7700K-$290
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
97.7% Outstanding
SC Int 132
SC Float 139
SC Mixed 134
108% 135 Pts
QC Int 473
QC Float 519
QC Mixed 483
111% 492 Pts
MC Int 678
MC Float 777
MC Mixed 742
109% 732 Pts
Poor: 86%
This bench: 97.7%
Great: 113%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 630 (Desktop Kaby Lake)
MSI(1462 7A57) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64 Ver.
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
8.96% Terrible
Lighting 23.1
Reflection 28.5
Parallax 23.5
7% 25 fps
MRender 23
Gravity 18.8
Splatting 35.7
10% 25.8 fps
Poor: 7%
This bench: 8.96%
Great: 10%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB-$304
388GB free
Firmware: 1B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
259% Outstanding
Read 2,019
Write 1,727
Mixed 1,614
398% 1,787 MB/s
4K Read 50.2
4K Write 155
4K Mixed 38.6
207% 81.1 MB/s
DQ Read 52.2
DQ Write 482
DQ Mixed 37.2
97% 190 MB/s
Poor: 182%
This bench: 259%
Great: 322%
WD My Passport 259B 3TB
362GB free, PID 259b
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
19.5% Very poor
Read 39.9
Write 38
Mixed 39
50% 39 MB/s
4K Read 0.66
4K Write 1.72
4K Mixed 0.17
67% 0.85 MB/s
Poor: 24%
This bench: 19.5%
Great: 50%
SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 16GB-$9
11GB free, PID 5583
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
33.3% Below average
Read 126
Write 43.3
Mixed 51.3
78% 73.4 MB/s
4K Read 6.03
4K Write 1.36
4K Mixed 0.94
101% 2.78 MB/s
Poor: 10%
This bench: 33.3%
Great: 33%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$198
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (16th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
69.1% Good
MC Read 25.9
MC Write 26.5
MC Mixed 19.7
69% 24 GB/s
SC Read 16.9
SC Write 25.8
SC Mixed 21.8
61% 21.5 GB/s
Latency 64.4
62% 64.4 ns
Poor: 56%
This bench: 69.1%
Great: 104%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z270 GAMING M7 (MS-7A57) Builds (Compare 2,606 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 126%
Desktop 125%
Workstation 91%
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Motherboard: MSI Z270 GAMING M7 (MS-7A57) - $213

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 98% - Outstanding Total price: $1,595
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