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

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (69th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 31 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 80.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics48.9% 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 Drive73.3% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
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.
SystemMSI MS-7A66
MotherboardMSI Z270I GAMING PRO CARBON AC (MS-7A66)  (all builds)
Memory12.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit farver
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180626
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 02 '21 at 16:47
Run Duration170 Seconds
Run User DNK-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing above expectations (69th 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 3.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
80.9% Excellent
Memory 96.1
1-Core 111
2-Core 210
83% 139 Pts
4-Core 360
8-Core 487
55% 424 Pts
64-Core 468
31% 468 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 80.9%
Great: 97%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 390-$325
CLim: 1015 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 21.3.1
Performing below potential (37th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
48.9% Average
Lighting 61.6
Reflection 73.2
Parallax 82.5
50% 72.4 fps
MRender 63.4
Gravity 58.6
Splatting 44.3
48% 55.4 fps
Poor: 46%
This bench: 48.9%
Great: 53%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Corsair Force GT 120GB-$155
29GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 5.06
SusWrite @10s intervals: 147 135 126 144 128 126 MB/s
Performing below potential (63rd percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
73.3% Very good
Read 249
Write 194
Mixed 239
SusWrite 134
46% 204 MB/s
4K Read 29.9
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 39
154% 59.9 MB/s
DQ Read 217
DQ Write 147
DQ Mixed 139
115% 168 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 73.3%
Great: 82%
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$100
163GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 397 300 299 299 299 299 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
123% Outstanding
Read 492
Write 471
Mixed 387
SusWrite 315
94% 416 MB/s
4K Read 48.8
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 63.1
220% 78.1 MB/s
DQ Read 383
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 359
270% 362 MB/s
Poor: 75%
This bench: 123%
Great: 124%
Samsung 860 Pro 256GB-$75
75GB free
Firmware: RVM01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 451 479 476 480 485 483 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
131% Outstanding
Read 511
Write 488
Mixed 437
SusWrite 476
108% 478 MB/s
4K Read 45.1
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 60.8
210% 75.1 MB/s
DQ Read 384
DQ Write 343
DQ Mixed 358
270% 362 MB/s
Poor: 76%
This bench: 131%
Great: 131%
Samsung 860 Pro 256GB-$75
114GB free
Firmware: RVM01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 451 479 476 480 485 484 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
131% Outstanding
Read 501
Write 471
Mixed 433
SusWrite 476
106% 470 MB/s
4K Read 46.3
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 60.4
211% 75.7 MB/s
DQ Read 385
DQ Write 343
DQ Mixed 358
270% 362 MB/s
Poor: 76%
This bench: 131%
Great: 131%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance RGB DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$171
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
93.1% Outstanding
MC Read 35.7
MC Write 36.5
MC Mixed 26.4
94% 32.9 GB/s
SC Read 20.2
SC Write 37.2
SC Mixed 27.5
81% 28.3 GB/s
Latency 53.6
75% 53.6 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 93.1%
Great: 103%

 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 673 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $1,172
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