MSI Z270 GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A63)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 44%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 99%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (71st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 29 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 102%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics36.4% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive109% 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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 8 years and 4 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
SystemMSI MS-7A63
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A63)  (all builds)
Memory10.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20170331
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateDec 07 '17 at 19:36
Run Duration256 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing above expectations (71st 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
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
102% Outstanding
SC Int 143
SC Float 153
SC Mixed 146
118% 147 Pts
QC Int 478
QC Float 512
QC Mixed 496
112% 495 Pts
MC Int 681
MC Float 851
MC Mixed 744
113% 759 Pts
Poor: 86%
This bench: 102%
Great: 111%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 660-$170
Asus(1043 8422) 2GB
CLim: 1262 MHz, MLim: 1601 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
36.4% Below average
Lighting 151
Reflection 63.1
Parallax 104
41% 106 fps
MRender 72.4
Gravity 94.5
Splatting 58.3
33% 75.1 fps
Poor: 26%
This bench: 36.4%
Great: 31%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 EVO M.2 250GB
22GB free
Firmware: EMT21B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
109% Outstanding
Read 516
Write 406
Mixed 240
86% 387 MB/s
4K Read 43.4
4K Write 81.4
4K Mixed 45.5
167% 56.8 MB/s
DQ Read 325
DQ Write 218
DQ Mixed 112
127% 218 MB/s
Poor: 76%
This bench: 109%
Great: 113%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016)-$60
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
93.3% Outstanding
Read 173
Write 153
Mixed 61.4
95% 129 MB/s
4K Read 0.37
4K Write 1.68
4K Mixed 0.2
68% 0.75 MB/s
Poor: 79%
This bench: 93.3%
Great: 110%
SMI USB disk 8GB
2GB free, PID null
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
5.35% Terrible
Read 15.8
Write 6.53
Mixed 4.61
9% 8.97 MB/s
4K Read 6.88
4K Write 0.006
4K Mixed 0.007
26% 2.3 MB/s
Poor: 3%
This bench: 5.35%
Great: 8%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$200
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
96.4% Outstanding
MC Read 36.5
MC Write 37.4
MC Mixed 27
96% 33.6 GB/s
SC Read 22.5
SC Write 39.1
SC Mixed 29.4
87% 30.3 GB/s
Latency 48.8
82% 48.8 ns
Poor: 59%
This bench: 96.4%
Great: 103%
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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 4,477 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 97%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battleship

Motherboard: MSI Z270 GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A63) - $162

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 83% - Excellent Total price: $1,138
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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-7700K $280Nvidia GTX 1070 $410Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $86
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $285AMD RX 480 $265Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $135
Intel Core i5-7600K $215Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $260Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $114
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $200SanDisk Extreme 64GB $43
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $89G.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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