MSI Z270 GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A63)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (79th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 21 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 107%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics67.9% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive65.7% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 8 years and 0 old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
Sub-optimal background CPU (16%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7A63
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A63)  (all builds)
Memory14.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20170207
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 21 '17 at 05:19
Run Duration111 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 16%

 PC Performing above expectations (79th 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-$235
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
107% Outstanding
SC Int 134
SC Float 146
SC Mixed 141
112% 141 Pts
QC Int 529
QC Float 566
QC Mixed 562
125% 553 Pts
MC Int 543
MC Float 580
MC Mixed 561
84% 562 Pts
Poor: 77%
This bench: 107%
Great: 110%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 390-$304
CLim: 1015 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.3.2
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
67.9% Good
Lighting 194
Reflection 161
Parallax 250
65% 202 fps
MRender 127
Gravity 158
Splatting 176
70% 154 fps
Poor: 57%
This bench: 67.9%
Great: 74%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk SSD Plus 120GB-$60
58GB free
Firmware: Z22000RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
65.7% Good
Read 483
Write 200
Mixed 196
64% 293 MB/s
4K Read 23.1
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 3.38
98% 46 MB/s
DQ Read 156
DQ Write 176
DQ Mixed 24.5
58% 119 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 65.7%
Great: 77%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB-$95
931GB free
Firmware: CC3E Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
64.8% Good
Read 108
Write 117
Mixed 24.4
60% 83.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.85
4K Write 1.65
4K Mixed 0.6
133% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 64.8%
Great: 67%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS8G4D240FSE.16FBD 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
106% Outstanding
MC Read 38.1
MC Write 40.9
MC Mixed 34.4
108% 37.8 GB/s
SC Read 21.4
SC Write 41.7
SC Mixed 31
90% 31.4 GB/s
Latency 52.1
77% 52.1 ns
Poor: 46%
This bench: 106%
Great: 89%
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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 2,078 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battleship

Motherboard: MSI Z270 GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A63) - $174

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 109% - Outstanding Total price: $762
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