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

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 106%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (61st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 39 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. 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 63.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics41.6% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive250% 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 (15%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
23 days ago, 23 days ago.
SystemMSI MS-7A66
MotherboardMSI Z270I GAMING PRO CARBON AC (MS-7A66)  (all builds)
Memory11.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1200 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170814
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 22 '19 at 17:38
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User NLD-User
Background CPU 15%

 PC Performing above expectations (61st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-6700K-$285
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
63.6% Good
1-Core 129
2-Core 222
85% 176 Pts
4-Core 347
8-Core 559
58% 453 Pts
64-Core 598
40% 598 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 63.6%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 280X-$210
PwrHis(1787 3000) 3GB
CLim: 1100 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 19.20.17.01
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
41.6% Average
Lighting 160
Reflection 92.2
Parallax 228
44% 160 fps
MRender 71.3
Gravity 164
Splatting 101
38% 112 fps
Poor: 31%
This bench: 41.6%
Great: 41%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB-$350
204GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1245 1253 1295 1388 1163 1103 MB/s
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
250% Outstanding
Read 1,741
Write 1,089
Mixed 728
SusWrite 1,241
268% 1,200 MB/s
4K Read 48.5
4K Write 148
4K Mixed 60.3
229% 85.7 MB/s
DQ Read 1,227
DQ Write 336
DQ Mixed 447
416% 670 MB/s
Poor: 144%
This bench: 250%
Great: 280%
WD Purple 3TB (2014)-$83
290GB free
Firmware: 0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 84 85 84 84 82 86 MB/s
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
65.9% Good
Read 145
Write 144
Mixed 74
SusWrite 83.9
82% 112 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
191% 1.4 MB/s
Poor: 39%
This bench: 65.9%
Great: 84%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$107
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
104% Outstanding
MC Read 37.9
MC Write 40.1
MC Mixed 31.9
105% 36.6 GB/s
SC Read 20.7
SC Write 45.3
SC Mixed 31.8
93% 32.6 GB/s
Latency 51.3
78% 51.3 ns
Poor: 64%
This bench: 104%
Great: 110%
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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 1,545 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: $1,096
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