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

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 121%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 146%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 99%
Nuclear submarine
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (88th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 12 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
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 104%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics130% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive293% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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-7A66
MotherboardMSI Z270I GAMING PRO CARBON AC (MS-7A66)  (all builds)
Memory13.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180626
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateAug 17 '19 at 06:32
Run Duration135 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing way above expectations (88th 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-$345
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 5.1 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
104% Outstanding
1-Core 157
2-Core 314
111% 235 Pts
4-Core 589
8-Core 827
92% 708 Pts
64-Core 825
55% 825 Pts
Poor: 69%
This bench: 104%
Great: 96%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2080-$650
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3800 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 431.60
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
130% Outstanding
Lighting 528
Reflection 428
Parallax 564
138% 507 fps
MRender 411
Gravity 444
Splatting 248
118% 368 fps
Poor: 106%
This bench: 130%
Great: 134%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB-$430
547GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 810 1186 1214 1212 1214 1184 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
293% Outstanding
Read 2,022
Write 1,807
Mixed 854
SusWrite 1,137
325% 1,455 MB/s
4K Read 46.7
4K Write 182
4K Mixed 68.4
255% 99.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1,558
DQ Write 1,376
DQ Mixed 1,072
912% 1,335 MB/s
Poor: 174%
This bench: 293%
Great: 295%
Seagate Barracuda Desktop 5TB-$191
3.5TB free
Firmware: CC47
SusWrite @10s intervals: 173 180 179 183 182 183 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 33% Great: 85%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$73
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
100% Outstanding
MC Read 38.2
MC Write 39.1
MC Mixed 28.2
100% 35.2 GB/s
SC Read 19.3
SC Write 39.2
SC Mixed 31.8
86% 30.1 GB/s
Latency 46.9
85% 46.9 ns
Poor: 65%
This bench: 100%
Great: 109%
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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 1,585 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 78%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 107%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z270I GAMING PRO CARBON AC (MS-7A66) - $164

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $976
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HDDRAMUSB
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