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

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 60%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (52nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 48 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 83.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics65.6% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive70.4% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (14%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
1 month ago, 1 month ago.
SystemMSI MS-7A66
MotherboardMSI Z270I GAMING PRO CARBON AC (MS-7A66)  (all builds)
Memory9.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170814
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 03 '21 at 11:52
Run Duration153 Seconds
Run User NZL-User
Background CPU 14%

 PC Performing as expected (52nd 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-$260
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
83.5% Excellent
Memory 93.5
1-Core 123
2-Core 235
88% 151 Pts
4-Core 397
8-Core 627
65% 512 Pts
64-Core 630
42% 630 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 83.5%
Great: 88%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-$500
EVGA(3842 2986) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1544 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 456.71
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
65.6% Good
Lighting 81.5
Reflection 94.7
Parallax 83
66% 86.4 fps
MRender 79.7
Gravity 81.3
Splatting 73.2
65% 78.1 fps
Poor: 55%
This bench: 65.6%
Great: 68%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 QVO 1TB-$110
29GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVQ01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 60 48 48 44 45 42 MB/s
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
70.4% Very good
Read 505
Write 473
Mixed 381
SusWrite 47.9
78% 352 MB/s
4K Read 35.4
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 23.1
137% 53.5 MB/s
DQ Read 269
DQ Write 55.7
DQ Mixed 21.4
52% 116 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 70.4%
Great: 120%
WD Green 4TB (2013)-$136
25GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 101 105 99 97 94 98 MB/s
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
58.4% Above average
Read 104
Write 107
Mixed 74.4
SusWrite 98.9
71% 96.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.9
178% 1.33 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 58.4%
Great: 87%
Seagate Desktop HDD 4TB (2013)-$70
4GB free
Firmware: CC54
SusWrite @10s intervals: 79 78 79 79 80 81 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
44.9% Average
Read 77
Write 50.9
Mixed 54.6
SusWrite 79.4
48% 65.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.6
121% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 44.9%
Great: 99%
WD Green 2TB (2011)-$100
1GB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 49.8
Write 49.4
Mixed 57.2
40% 52.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.5
103% 0.73 MB/s
Poor: 31% Great: 68%
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 @ 2667 MHz
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
84.7% Excellent
MC Read 32.2
MC Write 33.2
MC Mixed 23.8
85% 29.7 GB/s
SC Read 19.4
SC Write 34.7
SC Mixed 26.2
76% 26.8 GB/s
Latency 61
66% 61 ns
Poor: 58%
This bench: 84.7%
Great: 94%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Gaming 73%
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Desktop
Desktop 92%
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Workstation
Workstation 62%
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Motherboard: MSI Z270I GAMING PRO CARBON AC (MS-7A66) - $164

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Good Total price: $1,104
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