MSI Z270 GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A63)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU, HDD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (37th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 63 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 80.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Boot Drive87.8% 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.
Very high background CPU (49%). 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 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170627
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 15 '18 at 01:26
Run Duration146 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 49%

 PC Performing below expectations (37th 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-$200
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
80.3% Excellent
SC Int 119
SC Float 127
SC Mixed 123
98% 123 Pts
QC Int 328
QC Float 403
QC Mixed 390
84% 374 Pts
MC Int 438
MC Float 486
MC Mixed 470
70% 465 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 80.3%
Great: 112%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$95
202GB free
Firmware: EMT03B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
87.8% Excellent
Read 482
Write 244
Mixed 294
75% 340 MB/s
4K Read 31.4
4K Write 98.4
4K Mixed 30.3
138% 53.3 MB/s
DQ Read 310
DQ Write 236
DQ Mixed 77.6
111% 208 MB/s
Poor: 70%
This bench: 87.8%
Great: 113%
Sony Storage Media 4GB
3GB free, PID 0439
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
10.2% Very poor
Read 39.3
Write 11.7
Mixed 14.7
23% 21.9 MB/s
4K Read 8.13
4K Write 0.02
4K Mixed 0.02
31% 2.72 MB/s
Poor: 4%
This bench: 10.2%
Great: 10%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL F4 DDR4 3200 C16 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
73.6% Very good
MC Read 26.2
MC Write 29.1
MC Mixed 24.5
76% 26.6 GB/s
SC Read 15.6
SC Write 27.4
SC Mixed 21.9
62% 21.6 GB/s
Latency 90.3
44% 90.3 ns
Poor: 72%
This bench: 73.6%
Great: 117%
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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 7,267 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: 92% - Outstanding Total price: $1,305
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