MSI Z270I GAMING PRO CARBON AC (MS-7A66)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 28%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 53%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (45th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 55 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 76.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics22.4% 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 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A66
MotherboardMSI Z270I GAMING PRO CARBON AC (MS-7A66)  (all builds)
Memory4.3 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1360 x 768 - 32 Bit colores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170206
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 14 '18 at 12:40
Run Duration113 Seconds
Run User ECU-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing as expected (45th 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 i5-6600K-$221
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
76.4% Very good
SC Int 106
SC Float 114
SC Mixed 110
88% 110 Pts
QC Int 429
QC Float 403
QC Mixed 387
92% 406 Pts
MC Int 421
MC Float 429
MC Mixed 412
63% 421 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 76.4%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 950-$169
EVGA(3842 0956) 2GB
CLim: 1443 MHz, MLim: 1652 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 390.77
Performing below potential (3rd percentile) - Disable monitor sync before benchmarking (60 fps cap detected)
22.4% Poor
Lighting 60
Reflection 60
Parallax 60
19% 60 fps
MRender 60
Gravity 60
Splatting 60
25% 60 fps
Poor: 27%
This bench: 22.4%
Great: 37%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung HD502HI 500GB-$67
63GB free
Firmware: 1AG01118 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
43.2% Average
Read 78.8
Write 71.6
Mixed 68.7
55% 73 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.46
4K Mixed 0.33
85% 0.77 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 43.2%
Great: 59%
Hitachi HDS5C1010CLA382 1TB
44GB free
Firmware: JC4OA3MA Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 5700 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
55.3% Above average
Read 96.1
Write 96.6
Mixed 91.4
71% 94.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.36
4K Write 1.28
4K Mixed 0.24
66% 0.63 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 55.3%
Great: 64%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
73.3% Very good
MC Read 27.7
MC Write 28
MC Mixed 23
75% 26.2 GB/s
SC Read 15.3
SC Write 25.6
SC Mixed 21.8
60% 20.9 GB/s
Latency 70.8
56% 70.8 ns
Poor: 18%
This bench: 73.3%
Great: 56%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical Z270I GAMING PRO CARBON AC (MS-7A66) Builds (Compare 827 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 101%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 121%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 84%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: MSI Z270I GAMING PRO CARBON AC (MS-7A66) - $142

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 99% - Outstanding Total price: $1,169
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