MSI Z270 GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A63)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (73rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 27 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 84.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics78% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive112% 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.
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.
SystemMSI MS-7A63
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A63)  (all builds)
Memory12 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161201
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 17 '17 at 21:58
Run Duration122 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (73rd 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 i7-7700-$298
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
84.4% Excellent
SC Int 120
SC Float 127
SC Mixed 124
99% 124 Pts
QC Int 478
QC Float 508
QC Mixed 399
105% 462 Pts
MC Int 623
MC Float 708
MC Mixed 675
100% 669 Pts
Poor: 79%
This bench: 84.4%
Great: 96%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-$500
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 382.5
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
78% Very good
Lighting 248
Reflection 226
Parallax 244
74% 239 fps
MRender 170
Gravity 227
Splatting 159
86% 185 fps
Poor: 56%
This bench: 78%
Great: 91%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel 540s Series 240GB
82GB free
Firmware: LSF031C Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
112% Outstanding
Read 520
Write 474
Mixed 386
102% 460 MB/s
4K Read 31.3
4K Write 100
4K Mixed 43.6
156% 58.4 MB/s
DQ Read 291
DQ Write 313
DQ Mixed 82.3
123% 229 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 112%
Great: 108%
Intel 730 Series 480GB-$320
42GB free
Firmware: L2010420 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
107% Outstanding
Read 500
Write 427
Mixed 433
101% 453 MB/s
4K Read 34.6
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 37.5
157% 59.8 MB/s
DQ Read 339
DQ Write 284
DQ Mixed 135
149% 253 MB/s
Poor: 74%
This bench: 107%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2400 C15 2x8GB-$122
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
80.7% Excellent
MC Read 29
MC Write 30.7
MC Mixed 25.2
81% 28.3 GB/s
SC Read 18.3
SC Write 32.6
SC Mixed 25.9
73% 25.6 GB/s
Latency 63.3
63% 63.3 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 80.7%
Great: 85%
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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 2,028 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) - $174

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 90% - Outstanding Total price: $1,083
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