MSI Z270 GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A63)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (35th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 65 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 91.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics97.2% 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 Drive99.4% 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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (16%). 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)
Memory13.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1200 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170627
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJan 13 '18 at 03:09
Run Duration84 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 16%

 PC Performing below expectations (35th 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-$234
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
91.8% Outstanding
SC Int 116
SC Float 123
SC Mixed 120
96% 120 Pts
QC Int 476
QC Float 502
QC Mixed 487
111% 488 Pts
MC Int 475
MC Float 504
MC Mixed 487
73% 488 Pts
Poor: 73%
This bench: 91.8%
Great: 108%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$344
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 388.71
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
97.2% Outstanding
Lighting 303
Reflection 292
Parallax 300
93% 298 fps
MRender 201
Gravity 277
Splatting 224
100% 234 fps
Poor: 84%
This bench: 97.2%
Great: 110%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$100
134GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
99.4% Outstanding
Read 510
Write 408
Mixed 415
99% 444 MB/s
4K Read 43.6
4K Write 94.7
4K Mixed 40.1
168% 59.5 MB/s
DQ Read 44.8
DQ Write 102
DQ Mixed 26.1
33% 57.6 MB/s
Poor: 72%
This bench: 99.4%
Great: 123%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$157
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (18th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
72.3% Very good
MC Read 26.8
MC Write 27.6
MC Mixed 21.9
73% 25.4 GB/s
SC Read 16.4
SC Write 25.7
SC Mixed 22.7
62% 21.6 GB/s
Latency 64.4
62% 64.4 ns
Poor: 60%
This bench: 72.3%
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 8,974 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 108%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 73%
Battleship

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 99% - Outstanding Total price: $1,218
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Intel Core i5-8600K $249AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $135
HDDRAMUSB
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