MSI Z270 GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A63)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 76%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (72nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 28 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: 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 103%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics75.4% 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 Drive60.6% 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.
High background CPU (26%). 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)
Memory13.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161201
Uptime0.7 Days
Run DateSep 14 '17 at 02:30
Run Duration86 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 26%

 PC Performing above expectations (72nd 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-$215
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
103% Outstanding
SC Int 139
SC Float 152
SC Mixed 145
116% 145 Pts
QC Int 538
QC Float 583
QC Mixed 532
125% 551 Pts
MC Int 527
MC Float 596
MC Mixed 552
84% 558 Pts
Poor: 75%
This bench: 103%
Great: 111%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$250
Gigabyte(1458 371C) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2025 MHz, MLim: 2040 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 382.33
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
75.4% Very good
Lighting 244
Reflection 208
Parallax 220
73% 224 fps
MRender 152
Gravity 220
Splatting 169
77% 180 fps
Poor: 64%
This bench: 75.4%
Great: 78%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk Ultra II 240GB-$75
34GB free
Firmware: X41200RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
60.6% Good
Read 499
Write 122
Mixed 158
56% 260 MB/s
4K Read 31.3
4K Write 51.8
4K Mixed 17.4
97% 33.5 MB/s
DQ Read 32.1
DQ Write 180
DQ Mixed 38.9
50% 83.8 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 60.6%
Great: 84%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$205
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
97.2% Outstanding
MC Read 35.9
MC Write 38.8
MC Mixed 28.3
98% 34.3 GB/s
SC Read 22
SC Write 36.7
SC Mixed 28.9
84% 29.2 GB/s
Latency 50.4
79% 50.4 ns
Poor: 63%
This bench: 97.2%
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 4,533 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z270 GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A63) - $161

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $1,164
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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-7700K $280Nvidia GTX 1070 $430Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $88
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $285AMD RX 480 $265Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $113
Intel Core i5-7600K $215Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $250Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $140
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $205SanDisk Extreme 64GB $43
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $1,050SanDisk Extreme 32GB $22
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $60Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $215SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $10
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