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

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU, HDD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (83rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 17 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: 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 87.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Boot Drive299% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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 (18%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A66
MotherboardMSI Z270I GAMING PRO CARBON AC (MS-7A66)  (all builds)
Memory12.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180626
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 17 '19 at 02:32
Run Duration134 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 18%

 PC Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-7700K-$345
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 5.1 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
87.1% Excellent
1-Core 156
2-Core 304
109% 230 Pts
4-Core 480
8-Core 738
78% 609 Pts
64-Core 811
54% 811 Pts
Poor: 69%
This bench: 87.1%
Great: 96%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB-$400
545GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1004 1129 1185 1185 1177 1170 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
299% Outstanding
Read 2,081
Write 1,800
Mixed 790
SusWrite 1,142
324% 1,453 MB/s
4K Read 44
4K Write 181
4K Mixed 74
257% 99.6 MB/s
DQ Read 1,612
DQ Write 1,362
DQ Mixed 1,039
901% 1,338 MB/s
Poor: 173%
This bench: 299%
Great: 298%
Seagate Barracuda Desktop 5TB-$192
3.5TB free
Firmware: CC47
SusWrite @10s intervals: 168 177 167 152 156 175 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 32% Great: 88%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$73
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
100% Outstanding
MC Read 38.7
MC Write 38.4
MC Mixed 28.2
100% 35.1 GB/s
SC Read 23.7
SC Write 39
SC Mixed 31.7
90% 31.5 GB/s
Latency 47.3
84% 47.3 ns
Poor: 63%
This bench: 100%
Great: 109%
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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 1,549 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 78%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 106%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z270I GAMING PRO CARBON AC (MS-7A66) - $164

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $1,088
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