MSI Z270 GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A63)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (43rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 57 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 86%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics73.3% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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.
High background CPU (27%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
11 months ago, 11 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7A63
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A63)  (all builds)
Memory12.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170331
Uptime0.6 Days
Run DateAug 13 '17 at 06:56
Run Duration91 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 27%

 PC Performing as expected (43rd 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-$229
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
86% Excellent
SC Int 135
SC Float 144
SC Mixed 139
112% 139 Pts
QC Int 390
QC Float 430
QC Mixed 406
93% 409 Pts
MC Int 466
MC Float 520
MC Mixed 485
73% 491 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 86%
Great: 109%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$410
EVGA(3842 6573) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 384.94
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
73.3% Very good
Lighting 185
Reflection 185
Parallax 185
57% 185 fps
MRender 203
Gravity 203
Splatting 203
85% 203 fps
Poor: 79%
This bench: 73.3%
Great: 109%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate ST500NM0011 500GB-$33
81GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SN02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
71.4% Very good
Read 126
Write 123
Mixed 115
91% 121 MB/s
4K Read 0.81
4K Write 1.87
4K Mixed 0.42
115% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 71.4%
Great: 83%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$181
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
101% Outstanding
MC Read 36.2
MC Write 41.2
MC Mixed 30.1
102% 35.8 GB/s
SC Read 21
SC Write 40
SC Mixed 30.4
87% 30.5 GB/s
Latency 50.5
79% 50.5 ns
Poor: 47%
This bench: 101%
Great: 108%
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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 8,002 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 107%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 73%
Battleship

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 95% - Outstanding Total price: $1,251
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