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

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 19%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 51%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (50th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 50 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 81.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics11.2% is a very low 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load times.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A66
MotherboardMSI Z270I GAMING PRO CARBON AC (MS-7A66)  (all builds)
Memory4.7 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1360 x 768 - 32 Bit colores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170206
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 14 '18 at 12:37
Run Duration118 Seconds
Run User ECU-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing as expected (50th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i5-6600K-$238
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
81.1% Excellent
SC Int 103
SC Float 108
SC Mixed 102
83% 104 Pts
QC Int 421
QC Float 454
QC Mixed 438
99% 438 Pts
MC Int 430
MC Float 450
MC Mixed 437
66% 439 Pts
Poor: 65%
This bench: 81.1%
Great: 104%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 950-$170
EVGA(3842 0956) 2GB
CLim: 1443 MHz, MLim: 1652 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 390.77
Performing way below expectations (0th percentile)
11.2% Very poor
Lighting 30
Reflection 30
Parallax 30
9% 30 fps
MRender 30
Gravity 29.9
Splatting 30
13% 30 fps
Poor: 28%
This bench: 11.2%
Great: 37%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung HD502HI 500GB-$154
63GB free
Firmware: 1AG01118 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing as expected (40th percentile)
43.8% Average
Read 78
Write 74.4
Mixed 65.6
54% 72.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.43
4K Write 1.53
4K Mixed 0.21
70% 0.72 MB/s
Poor: 18%
This bench: 43.8%
Great: 59%
Hitachi HDS5C1010CLA382 1TB
44GB free (System drive)
Firmware: JC4OA3MA Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
54.2% Above average
Read 93.5
Write 95.3
Mixed 91.6
70% 93.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.38
4K Write 1.27
4K Mixed 0.25
68% 0.64 MB/s
Poor: 30%
This bench: 54.2%
Great: 63%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
75.1% Very good
MC Read 27.5
MC Write 29.8
MC Mixed 23
76% 26.8 GB/s
SC Read 16
SC Write 27.5
SC Mixed 22.2
63% 21.9 GB/s
Latency 69
58% 69 ns
Poor: 18%
This bench: 75.1%
Great: 58%
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 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 969 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 114%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 81%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: MSI Z270I GAMING PRO CARBON AC (MS-7A66) - $144

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 105% - Outstanding Total price: $1,086
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