MSI Z270 GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A63)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (58th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 42 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 96.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Boot Drive84.3% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait times.
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 (12%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A63
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A63)  (all builds)
Memory11.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170627
Uptime5.3 Days
Run DateAug 11 '18 at 01:02
Run Duration137 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 12%

 PC Performing as expected (58th 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 i5-7600K-$229
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
96.4% Outstanding
SC Int 135
SC Float 145
SC Mixed 114
105% 131 Pts
QC Int 524
QC Float 567
QC Mixed 530
122% 540 Pts
MC Int 501
MC Float 534
MC Mixed 542
79% 526 Pts
Poor: 74%
This bench: 96.4%
Great: 109%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
PNY SSD2SC120G1CS1754D117-551 120GB
19GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS111101
SusWrite @10s intervals: 210 122 103 103 95 108 MB/s
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
84.3% Excellent
Read 395
Write 284
Mixed 174
SusWrite 123
54% 244 MB/s
4K Read 27.6
4K Write 123
4K Mixed 40.9
159% 63.8 MB/s
DQ Read 273
DQ Write 276
DQ Mixed 179
161% 243 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 84.3%
Great: 90%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$39
115GB free
Firmware: CC49
SusWrite @10s intervals: 96 94 96 97 98 96 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
56.8% Above average
Read 102
Write 66.7
Mixed 75.3
SusWrite 96
63% 84.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
153% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 56.8%
Great: 114%
WD Green 1TB (2009)-$88
460GB free
Firmware: 01.00A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 62 66 67 67 67 67 MB/s
Performing above expectations (60th percentile)
45.3% Average
Read 91.5
Write 93.7
Mixed 47.8
SusWrite 66.1
55% 74.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.6
131% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 23%
This bench: 45.3%
Great: 58%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$172
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
95.2% Outstanding
MC Read 35.7
MC Write 37.1
MC Mixed 28.1
96% 33.6 GB/s
SC Read 21.3
SC Write 35.5
SC Mixed 28.9
82% 28.6 GB/s
Latency 51.2
78% 51.2 ns
Poor: 55%
This bench: 95.2%
Great: 103%
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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 PRO CARBON (MS-7A63) Builds (Compare 8,346 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 107%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 73%
Battleship

Motherboard: MSI Z270 GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A63) - $175

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 97% - Outstanding Total price: $1,208
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