MSI Z270 GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A63)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 38%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (72nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 28 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 88.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics39.4% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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)
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)
Memory11.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170627
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 14 '19 at 15:02
Run Duration136 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (72nd 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 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
88.5% Excellent
Memory 95.1
1-Core 135
2-Core 261
94% 164 Pts
4-Core 441
8-Core 680
72% 560 Pts
64-Core 690
46% 690 Pts
Poor: 78%
This bench: 88.5%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$540
CLim: 1936 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 431.60
Relative performance (0th percentile) - Disable monitor sync before benchmarking (135 fps cap detected)
39.4% Below average
Lighting 135
Reflection 135
Parallax 135
36% 135 fps
MRender 135
Gravity 135
Splatting 135
40% 135 fps
Poor: 92%
This bench: 39.4%
Great: 114%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX500 250GB-$46
19GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR010
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 507
Write 454
Mixed 446
105% 469 MB/s
4K Read 39.6
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 59.3
194% 69.8 MB/s
DQ Read 384
DQ Write 340
DQ Mixed 276
230% 333 MB/s
Poor: 74% Great: 120%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$34
78GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 145 145 146 145 147 147 MB/s
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
91.8% Outstanding
Read 174
Write 103
Mixed 85.7
SusWrite 146
93% 127 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1.1
218% 1.6 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 91.8%
Great: 109%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$34
880GB free
Firmware: 02.01A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 177 179 178 170 180 177 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
110% Outstanding
Read 207
Write 181
Mixed 97.2
SusWrite 177
121% 166 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1.2
237% 1.77 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 110%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury 2666 C16 2x8GB-$74
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
84.1% Excellent
MC Read 31.9
MC Write 31.6
MC Mixed 24.1
83% 29.2 GB/s
SC Read 20
SC Write 35
SC Mixed 26.8
78% 27.3 GB/s
Latency 56.8
70% 56.8 ns
Poor: 59%
This bench: 84.1%
Great: 96%

 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 3,110 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 80%
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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HDDRAMUSB
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