MSI Z270 GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A63)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (40th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 60 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 87.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics72.9% 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.
Very high background CPU (46%). 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)
Memory13.5 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 07:05
Run Duration90 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 46%

 PC Performing below expectations (40th 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 (27th percentile)
87.9% Excellent
SC Int 134
SC Float 145
SC Mixed 139
112% 140 Pts
QC Int 378
QC Float 428
QC Mixed 420
93% 409 Pts
MC Int 497
MC Float 540
MC Mixed 508
77% 515 Pts
Poor: 75%
This bench: 87.9%
Great: 109%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$413
EVGA(3842 6573) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 384.94
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
72.9% Very good
Lighting 184
Reflection 185
Parallax 181
56% 183 fps
MRender 203
Gravity 202
Splatting 203
85% 203 fps
Poor: 73%
This bench: 72.9%
Great: 110%
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 as expected (49th percentile)
66.7% Good
Read 119
Write 113
Mixed 114
87% 115 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.04
4K Mixed 0.35
115% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 66.7%
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 (78th percentile)
102% Outstanding
MC Read 37.8
MC Write 41
MC Mixed 30.5
104% 36.4 GB/s
SC Read 21.8
SC Write 35.3
SC Mixed 31.3
84% 29.5 GB/s
Latency 49.6
81% 49.6 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 102%
Great: 109%
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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 8,055 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 108%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 97% - Outstanding Total price: $1,229
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