MSI Z270 GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A63)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (51st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 49 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 79.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics50.3% 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)
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 as expected (51st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-7700K-$340
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
79.4% Very good
1-Core 135
2-Core 261
94% 198 Pts
4-Core 441
8-Core 680
72% 560 Pts
64-Core 690
46% 690 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 79.4%
Great: 96%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$528
CLim: 1936 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 431.60
Performing below potential (2nd percentile) - Disable monitor sync before benchmarking (135 fps cap detected)
50.3% Above average
Lighting 135
Reflection 135
Parallax 135
42% 135 fps
MRender 135
Gravity 135
Splatting 135
57% 135 fps
Poor: 76%
This bench: 50.3%
Great: 140%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX500 250GB-$43
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: 124%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$40
78GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 145 145 146 145 147 147 MB/s
Performing above expectations (65th 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: 53%
This bench: 91.8%
Great: 108%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$40
880GB free
Firmware: 02.01A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 177 179 178 170 180 177 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (98th 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: 53%
This bench: 110%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury 2666 C16 2x8GB-$77
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing as expected (58th 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: 63%
This bench: 84.1%
Great: 97%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z270 GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A63) Builds (Compare 13,311 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 103%
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Desktop
Desktop 89%
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Workstation
Workstation 65%
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Motherboard: MSI Z270 GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A63) - $175

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good Total price: $1,225
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