MSI Z270 GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A63)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 43%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (61st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 39 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 77%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics53.7% 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)
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.
Very high background CPU (50%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A63
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A63)  (all builds)
Memory13.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180703
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 28 '20 at 13:41
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 50%

 PC Performing above expectations (61st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-6700K-$275
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
77% Very good
Memory 91.2
1-Core 110
2-Core 194
79% 132 Pts
4-Core 339
8-Core 654
61% 497 Pts
64-Core 659
44% 659 Pts
Poor: 73%
This bench: 77%
Great: 95%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$428
CLim: 1506 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 442.50
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
53.7% Above average
Lighting 202
Reflection 183
Parallax 199
53% 195 fps
MRender 155
Gravity 192
Splatting 129
54% 159 fps
Poor: 46%
This bench: 53.7%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SABRENT 1TB
830GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RKT303.1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1427 849 865 911 886 901 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
WD Black 1TB (2010)-$50
919GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 125 131 130 128 131 131 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
77.2% Very good
Read 139
Write 132
Mixed 106
SusWrite 129
93% 126 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1
216% 1.63 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 77.2%
Great: 75%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C14 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
72.8% Very good
MC Read 27.6
MC Write 27.9
MC Mixed 21
73% 25.5 GB/s
SC Read 16.6
SC Write 28.1
SC Mixed 23
64% 22.6 GB/s
Latency 65.5
61% 65.5 ns
Poor: 46%
This bench: 72.8%
Great: 89%

 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 3,620 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 79%
Battleship

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $1,243
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HDDRAMUSB
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