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

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (70th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 30 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 84.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics58.3% 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 Drive122% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (16%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMSI MS-7A66
MotherboardMSI Z270I GAMING PRO CARBON AC (MS-7A66)  (all builds)
Memory12.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.1 GHz
Display1360 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180626
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 25 '20 at 12:05
Run Duration136 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 16%

 PC Performing above expectations (70th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-7700-$327
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
84.4% Excellent
Memory 96.4
1-Core 111
2-Core 212
83% 140 Pts
4-Core 391
8-Core 581
62% 486 Pts
64-Core 586
39% 586 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 84.4%
Great: 90%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$267
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 445.87
Performing below potential (75th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
58.3% Above average
Lighting 227
Reflection 199
Parallax 238
60% 221 fps
MRender 152
Gravity 213
Splatting 167
59% 178 fps
Poor: 51%
This bench: 58.3%
Great: 61%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$140
204GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 216 416 394 352 335 342 MB/s
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
122% Outstanding
Read 502
Write 487
Mixed 398
SusWrite 342
97% 432 MB/s
4K Read 45.4
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 61.6
208% 73.5 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 343
DQ Mixed 360
271% 361 MB/s
Poor: 81%
This bench: 122%
Great: 134%
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$140
183GB free
Firmware: GG2OACA0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 64 66 67 63 61 61 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - drive id incomplete or inconclusive
Read 82.3
Write 64.5
Mixed 28
SusWrite 63.7
13% 59.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.5
2% 0.83 MB/s
Poor: 81% Great: 134%
Seagate BUP Slim 2TB
570GB free, PID ac30
Operating at USB 3.2 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 87 86 84 90 89 86 MB/s
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
32.3% Below average
Read 63
Write 85.8
Mixed 83.2
SusWrite 87.1
114% 79.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.5
64% 0.83 MB/s
Poor: 10%
This bench: 32.3%
Great: 48%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance RGB DDR4 2666 C16 2x8GB-$100
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3067 MHz
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
95% Outstanding
MC Read 36.4
MC Write 37.2
MC Mixed 26.7
96% 33.4 GB/s
SC Read 20.4
SC Write 39.1
SC Mixed 28.6
84% 29.4 GB/s
Latency 52.7
76% 52.7 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 95%
Great: 95%
Take a copy of your results

 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 1,991 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 80%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 108%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 81%
Aircraft carrier

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good Total price: $1,133
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9600K $195Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $230Crucial MX500 250GB $49
Intel Core i5-9400F $154Nvidia GTX 1650S (Super) $160Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $78
Intel Core i7-9700K $370Nvidia RTX 2070S (Super) $510Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $50
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $42Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $76SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $75SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $681SanDisk Extreme 16GB $24
Today's hottest deals
About  •  User Guide  •  FAQs  •  Email  •  Privacy  •  Developer  •  YouTube Feedback