MSI Z270 GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A63)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 65%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (69th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 31 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.
Graphics65.8% 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.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
SystemMSI MS-7A63
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A63)  (all builds)
Memory5.5 GB free of 8 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170627
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 14 '18 at 00:35
Run Duration121 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing above expectations (69th 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-$275
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
102% Outstanding
SC Int 138
SC Float 143
SC Mixed 141
113% 141 Pts
QC Int 455
QC Float 485
QC Mixed 506
109% 482 Pts
MC Int 695
MC Float 789
MC Mixed 749
111% 744 Pts
Poor: 86%
This bench: 102%
Great: 109%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$370
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 390.65
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
65.8% Good
Lighting 206
Reflection 182
Parallax 202
63% 196 fps
MRender 152
Gravity 192
Splatting 124
68% 156 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 65.8%
Great: 72%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$44
798GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (40th percentile)
79.3% Very good
Read 154
Write 122
Mixed 102
94% 126 MB/s
4K Read 0.24
4K Write 2.08
4K Mixed 0.14
64% 0.82 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 79.3%
Great: 107%
Hitachi HDS721616PLA380 160GB-$46
43GB free
Firmware: P22OABEA Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
37.5% Below average
Read 68.8
Write 61.6
Mixed 65.4
49% 65.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.65
4K Write 1.47
4K Mixed 0.34
92% 0.82 MB/s
Poor: 23%
This bench: 37.5%
Great: 40%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR4 3000 C15 1x8GB
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
51.7% Above average
MC Read 19.5
MC Write 17.4
MC Mixed 13.2
48% 16.7 GB/s
SC Read 16
SC Write 18.8
SC Mixed 16.3
49% 17 GB/s
Latency 50.5
79% 50.5 ns
Poor: 38%
This bench: 51.7%
Great: 57%
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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 7,996 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 108%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 96% - Outstanding Total price: $1,226
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