MSI Z270 GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A63)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 51%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (68th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 32 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 87.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics53% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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 Drive86.4% 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.
SystemMSI MS-7A63
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A63)  (all builds)
Memory3.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170627
Uptime5.7 Days
Run DateNov 20 '18 at 00:03
Run Duration131 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU10%

 PC Performing above expectations (68th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-7700K-$379
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
87.3% Excellent
Memory 94.6
1-Core 135
2-Core 252
93% 161 Pts
4-Core 431
8-Core 712
72% 572 Pts
64-Core 719
48% 719 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 87.3%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$395
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 399.24
Performing below potential (72nd percentile) - GPU OC Guide
53% Above average
Lighting 205
Reflection 181
Parallax 219
54% 202 fps
MRender 153
Gravity 189
Splatting 128
53% 157 fps
Poor: 47%
This bench: 53%
Great: 57%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
PNY SSD2SC240G1CS11754D117-514 240GB
34GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS111101
SusWrite @10s intervals: 284 78 102 86 92 97 MB/s
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
86.4% Excellent
Read 496
Write 306
Mixed 287
SusWrite 123
67% 303 MB/s
4K Read 28.6
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 40.8
151% 57.8 MB/s
DQ Read 279
DQ Write 287
DQ Mixed 180
164% 249 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 86.4%
Great: 94%
PNY SSD2SC480G1CS2754D117-514 480GB
84GB free
Firmware: CS211101
SusWrite @10s intervals: 404 425 428 427 422 422 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
106% Outstanding
Read 505
Write 429
Mixed 310
SusWrite 421
93% 416 MB/s
4K Read 28.1
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 42.5
154% 59.7 MB/s
DQ Read 279
DQ Write 293
DQ Mixed 198
173% 257 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 106%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL F4 DDR4 2400 C15 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
74.7% Very good
MC Read 28.9
MC Write 27.6
MC Mixed 22.3
75% 26.3 GB/s
SC Read 17.4
SC Write 25.4
SC Mixed 22.3
62% 21.7 GB/s
Latency 58.1
69% 58.1 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 74.7%
Great: 92%

 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 3,171 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 81%
Aircraft carrier

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $1,248
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