MSI Z270 GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A63)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 120%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 73%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (42nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 58 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.
Graphics157% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive73.5% 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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (15%). 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)
Memory12.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161201
Uptime0.5 Days
Run DateMay 20 '17 at 03:54
Run Duration96 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 15%

 PC Performing as expected (42nd 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-$297
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
96.4% Outstanding
SC Int 126
SC Float 137
SC Mixed 131
105% 131 Pts
QC Int 443
QC Float 472
QC Mixed 480
105% 465 Pts
MC Int 672
MC Float 764
MC Mixed 724
108% 720 Pts
Poor: 87%
This bench: 96.4%
Great: 113%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti-$754
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 382.5
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
157% Outstanding
Lighting 520
Reflection 502
Parallax 544
164% 522 fps
MRender 260
Gravity 496
Splatting 270
151% 342 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 157%
Great: 179%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
PNY CS1311 240GB-$89
173GB free
Firmware: CS131122 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
73.5% Very good
Read 513
Write 348
Mixed 361
90% 407 MB/s
4K Read 33.2
4K Write 77.6
4K Mixed 9.77
104% 40.2 MB/s
DQ Read 33.3
DQ Write 82.5
DQ Mixed 9.82
21% 41.9 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 73.5%
Great: 83%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
75.4% Very good
MC Read 27.7
MC Write 28.1
MC Mixed 23.5
76% 26.4 GB/s
SC Read 17.5
SC Write 28.7
SC Mixed 23.9
67% 23.4 GB/s
Latency 64.3
62% 64.3 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 75.4%
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 PRO CARBON (MS-7A63) Builds (Compare 3,062 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 97%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battleship

Motherboard: MSI Z270 GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A63) - $160

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 87% - Excellent Total price: $1,116
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HDDRAMUSB
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