MSI Z270 GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A63)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 119%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 131%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 84%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (81st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 19 performed better. The overall percentile is the average of the percentiles for each component in the PC.
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 105%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics133% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost any 3D game at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive251% 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.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (38%). 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)
Memory6.7 GB free of 8 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161201
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 17 '17 at 18:48
Run Duration104 Seconds
Run User GRC-User
Background CPU 38%

 PC Performing above expectations (81st 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-$310
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
105% Outstanding
SC Int 129
SC Float 134
SC Mixed 132
105% 132 Pts
QC Int 512
QC Float 534
QC Mixed 514
118% 520 Pts
MC Int 660
MC Float 748
MC Mixed 714
106% 708 Pts
Poor: 93%
This bench: 105%
Great: 117%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$370
MaxC: 1911 MHz, MaxM: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 378.66
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
133% Outstanding
Lighting 319
Reflection 297
Parallax 340
93% 319 fps
MRender 208
Gravity 298
Splatting 234
174% 247 fps
Poor: 109%
This bench: 133%
Great: 141%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB-$350
207GB free
Firmware: 2B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
251% Outstanding
Read 1,977
Write 1,240
Mixed 1,439
344% 1,552 MB/s
4K Read 46.7
4K Write 181
4K Mixed 59.7
243% 95.8 MB/s
DQ Read 619
DQ Write 372
DQ Mixed 226
241% 406 MB/s
Poor: 151%
This bench: 251%
Great: 275%
Samsung 840 Evo 500GB-$299
197GB free
Firmware: EXT0DB6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ !4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
99.5% Outstanding
Read 513
Write 347
Mixed 359
90% 406 MB/s
4K Read 45.7
4K Write 81.8
4K Mixed 28.8
150% 52.1 MB/s
DQ Read 375
DQ Write 241
DQ Mixed 92.3
127% 236 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 99.5%
Great: 98%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR4 2400 C12 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
100% Outstanding
MC Read 38.1
MC Write 39.8
MC Mixed 27
100% 35 GB/s
SC Read 22.8
SC Write 42.6
SC Mixed 30.8
92% 32.1 GB/s
Latency 47.9
84% 47.9 ns
Poor: 59%
This bench: 100%
Great: 86%
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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 257 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 111%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 96%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 76%
Battleship

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 105% - Outstanding Total price: $1,074
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