MSI Z270 GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A63)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 109%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser
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 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 91.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics135% 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.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (58%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7A63
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A63)  (all builds)
Memory26.6 GB free of 32 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170627
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 08 '18 at 20:01
Run Duration148 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 58%

 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 i7-7700K-$329
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
91.9% Outstanding
SC Int 132
SC Float 136
SC Mixed 133
107% 134 Pts
QC Int 421
QC Float 464
QC Mixed 438
100% 441 Pts
MC Int 671
MC Float 800
MC Mixed 727
109% 733 Pts
Poor: 82%
This bench: 91.9%
Great: 111%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$457
CLim: 2012 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 390.77
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
135% Outstanding
Lighting 432
Reflection 409
Parallax 430
133% 424 fps
MRender 251
Gravity 420
Splatting 263
136% 312 fps
Poor: 86%
This bench: 135%
Great: 142%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$142
82GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 1,959
Write 1,449
Mixed 749
305% 1,386 MB/s
4K Read 56.3
4K Write 179
4K Mixed 62.5
260% 99.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1,146
DQ Write 1,313
DQ Mixed 974
804% 1,144 MB/s
Poor: 154% Great: 255%
WD Black 4TB (2016)-$175
206GB free
Firmware: 81.H0A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 115 112 115 115 110 115 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
65.2% Good
Read 113
Write 117
Mixed 59.2
SusWrite 113
74% 100 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 4.4
4K Mixed 0.6
190% 2 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 65.2%
Great: 115%
WD Black 4TB (2016)-$175
1.5TB free
Firmware: 81.H0A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 157 155 155 156 156 158 MB/s
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
92% Outstanding
Read 163
Write 172
Mixed 71.7
SusWrite 156
103% 141 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 6.3
4K Mixed 0.8
247% 2.7 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 92%
Great: 115%
Samsung Spinpoint F3R 1TB
212GB free
Firmware: 1AJ30001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 106 105 105 106 106 105 MB/s
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
62.1% Good
Read 109
Write 21
Mixed 69
SusWrite 106
56% 76.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 7.1
4K Mixed 0.9
265% 2.93 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 62.1%
Great: 84%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3600 C18 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
102% Outstanding
MC Read 36.7
MC Write 39.9
MC Mixed 31.1
103% 35.9 GB/s
SC Read 22
SC Write 44.5
SC Mixed 30.3
92% 32.3 GB/s
Latency 53.2
75% 53.2 ns
Poor: 68%
This bench: 102%
Great: 155%
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 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 8,943 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 108%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 73%
Battleship

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 100% - Outstanding Total price: $1,197
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