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

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD, HDD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (37th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 63 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. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 67.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics124% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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 (62%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7A66
MotherboardMSI Z270I GAMING PRO CARBON AC (MS-7A66)  (all builds)
Memory9.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.8 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180427
Uptime0.4 Days
Run DateJul 12 '18 at 18:44
Run Duration156 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 62%

 PC Performing below expectations (37th 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 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
67.6% Good
SC Int 106
SC Float 125
SC Mixed 117
93% 116 Pts
QC Int 310
QC Float 312
QC Mixed 305
70% 309 Pts
MC Int 400
MC Float 474
MC Mixed 389
63% 421 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 67.6%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$460
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 398.36
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
124% Outstanding
Lighting 388
Reflection 370
Parallax 426
124% 395 fps
MRender 234
Gravity 375
Splatting 240
123% 283 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 124%
Great: 141%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$100
68GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 2,026
Write 1,402
Mixed 551
291% 1,326 MB/s
4K Read 52
4K Write 157
4K Mixed 56.7
235% 88.7 MB/s
DQ Read 1,105
DQ Write 715
DQ Mixed 619
540% 813 MB/s
Poor: 137% Great: 234%
Samsung 840 Pro 256GB-$278
146GB free
Firmware: DXM05B0Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 4,402
Write 64.3
Mixed 144
320% 1,537 MB/s
4K Read 661
4K Write 4.6
4K Mixed 9.2
1,016% 225 MB/s
Poor: 58% Great: 116%
Toshiba P300 2TB-$61
728GB free
Firmware: MX4OACF0
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 4,308
Write 57.8
Mixed 137
1,078% 1,501 MB/s
4K Read 685
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 1.7
28,772% 230 MB/s
Poor: 61% Great: 111%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2800 C16 Series 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2800 MHz
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
86.9% Excellent
MC Read 33.3
MC Write 34.5
MC Mixed 24.6
88% 30.8 GB/s
SC Read 19.1
SC Write 31
SC Mixed 26.3
73% 25.5 GB/s
Latency 56.2
71% 56.2 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 86.9%
Great: 97%
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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 1,015 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) - $148

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 107% - Outstanding Total price: $1,063
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