Performance Results

Gaming 26%
Desktop 77%
Workstation 21%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (7th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 93 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 67.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics30.8% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (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 VersionAlthough Windows 10 is not the most recent version of Windows, it remains a great option.
Very high background CPU (83%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMSI MS-7A63
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A63)  (all builds)
Memory3.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170627
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 04 '21 at 19:33
Run Duration152 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 83%
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 PC Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)

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

Processor BenchNormalHeavyServer
Intel Core i7-7700K-$224
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
67.3% Good
Memory 78.7
1-Core 102
2-Core 191
71% 124 Pts
4-Core 312
8-Core 387
45% 350 Pts
64-Core 314
19% 314 Pts
Poor: 71%
This bench: 67.3%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench3D DX93D DX103D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$195
CLim: 2025 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 466.11
Relative performance (0th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
30.8% Below average
Lighting 36.1
Reflection 43.5
Parallax 38
29% 39.2 fps
MRender 37.9
Gravity 40
Splatting 43.6
34% 40.5 fps
Poor: 93%
This bench: 30.8%
Great: 110%
Drives BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB-$53
25GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 42AZS6AC Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - sequential test incomplete
Read 1,705
Write 1,312
Mixed 126
229% 1,048 MB/s
4K Read 40.1
4K Write 74.8
4K Mixed 53.3
169% 56.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1,152
DQ Write 389
DQ Mixed 560
468% 700 MB/s
Poor: 147% Great: 311%
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$100
22GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 314 267 252 249 213 171 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
83.5% Excellent
Read 373
Write 324
Mixed 303
SusWrite 244
70% 311 MB/s
4K Read 29.6
4K Write 76.9
4K Mixed 30.2
124% 45.6 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 341
DQ Mixed 346
263% 356 MB/s
Poor: 72%
This bench: 83.5%
Great: 124%
Memory Kit BenchMulti coreSingle coreLatency
Corsair Vengeance RGB DDR4 3600 C18 2x8GB-$248
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3600 MHz
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
59.6% Above average
MC Read 21.7
MC Write 23
MC Mixed 18.6
60% 21.1 GB/s
SC Read 13.8
SC Write 20.3
SC Mixed 19.1
51% 17.7 GB/s
Latency 83
48% 83 ns
Poor: 60%
This bench: 59.6%
Great: 112%

 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 5,665 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming 89%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 76%

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 93% - Outstanding Total price: $737
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