MSI Z270 GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A63)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 18%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (39th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 61 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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 93.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics8.69% 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 Drive102% 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 (13%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
4 months ago, 4 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7A63
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A63)  (all builds)
Memory11.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170331
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 17 '17 at 00:24
Run Duration114 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 13%

 PC Performing below expectations (39th 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-$280
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
93.2% Outstanding
SC Int 133
SC Float 140
SC Mixed 136
109% 136 Pts
QC Int 415
QC Float 450
QC Mixed 443
99% 436 Pts
MC Int 688
MC Float 738
MC Mixed 736
108% 720 Pts
Poor: 87%
This bench: 93.2%
Great: 113%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 630 (Desktop Kaby Lake)
MSI(1462 7A63) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64 Ver. 21.20.16.4534
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
8.69% Terrible
Lighting 24
Reflection 28.9
Parallax 24.2
7% 25.7 fps
MRender 14.4
Gravity 20.7
Splatting 37.5
10% 24.2 fps
Poor: 7%
This bench: 8.69%
Great: 10%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Pro 256GB-$110
172GB free
Firmware: EXM04B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
102% Outstanding
Read 515
Write 491
Mixed 504
112% 503 MB/s
4K Read 41.3
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 30.1
156% 58.6 MB/s
DQ Read 44.3
DQ Write 168
DQ Mixed 125
90% 113 MB/s
Poor: 69%
This bench: 102%
Great: 124%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3600 C16 2x8GB-$250
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
39.5% Below average
MC Read 14.1
MC Write 13.5
MC Mixed 11.5
37% 13 GB/s
SC Read 11.5
SC Write 13.9
SC Mixed 11.9
36% 12.4 GB/s
Latency 71.4
56% 71.4 ns
Poor: 59%
This bench: 39.5%
Great: 117%
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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 4,096 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 97%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 71%
Battleship

Motherboard: MSI Z270 GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A63) - $154

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $1,126
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