MSI Z270 GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A63)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 61%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 126%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 85%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (61st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 39 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 95.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics53% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive223% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A63
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A63)  (all builds)
Memory14 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170331
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 14 '18 at 02:11
Run Duration127 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing above expectations (61st 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-$339
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
95.5% Outstanding
SC Int 138
SC Float 144
SC Mixed 138
112% 140 Pts
QC Int 451
QC Float 488
QC Mixed 458
105% 465 Pts
MC Int 667
MC Float 755
MC Mixed 740
108% 720 Pts
Poor: 79%
This bench: 95.5%
Great: 110%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$230
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 390.65
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
53% Above average
Lighting 148
Reflection 113
Parallax 137
45% 133 fps
MRender 118
Gravity 171
Splatting 121
59% 137 fps
Poor: 65%
This bench: 53%
Great: 77%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$94
164GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
223% Outstanding
Read 2,040
Write 1,145
Mixed 1,159
319% 1,448 MB/s
4K Read 56
4K Write 126
4K Mixed 27.3
187% 69.8 MB/s
DQ Read 454
DQ Write 363
DQ Mixed 186
200% 334 MB/s
Poor: 143%
This bench: 223%
Great: 231%
Toshiba P300 2TB-$63
1.5TB free
Firmware: MX4OACF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
96.4% Outstanding
Read 163
Write 173
Mixed 157
124% 164 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.22
105% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 96.4%
Great: 111%
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$40
928GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
114% Outstanding
Read 205
Write 193
Mixed 136
132% 178 MB/s
4K Read 0.95
4K Write 1.69
4K Mixed 0.28
102% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 114%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z RGB DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$170
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
99.8% Outstanding
MC Read 37.7
MC Write 39.2
MC Mixed 27.6
100% 34.8 GB/s
SC Read 22.4
SC Write 40
SC Mixed 32.3
90% 31.6 GB/s
Latency 48.2
83% 48.2 ns
Poor: 59%
This bench: 99.8%
Great: 108%
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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 8,980 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: $1,216
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HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $145SanDisk Extreme 64GB $80
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $77G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $869SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $38Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $155SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $11
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