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 as expected (51st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 49 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including moderate gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 39.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics61.7% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at 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 (83%). 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)
Memory11.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180626
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 30 '18 at 20:37
Run Duration102 Seconds
Run User SWE-User
Background CPU 83%

 PC Performing as expected (51st 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 Celeron G3950-$56
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (20th percentile)
39.7% Below average
SC Int 73.2
SC Float 69.2
SC Mixed 77.1
58% 73.2 Pts
QC Int 166
QC Float 177
QC Mixed 170
39% 171 Pts
MC Int 173
MC Float 192
MC Mixed 173
27% 180 Pts
Poor: 29%
This bench: 39.7%
Great: 46%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$374
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 417.35
Performing as expected (40th percentile)
61.7% Good
Lighting 185
Reflection 175
Parallax 190
58% 184 fps
MRender 151
Gravity 176
Splatting 121
64% 149 fps
Poor: 51%
This bench: 61.7%
Great: 71%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 EVO M.2 250GB
71GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT22B6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 5,715
Write 5,567
Mixed 5,378
1,241% 5,553 MB/s
4K Read 226
4K Write 171
4K Mixed 157
634% 185 MB/s
DQ Read 510
DQ Write 432
DQ Mixed 467
351% 470 MB/s
Poor: 80% Great: 128%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2400 C15 2x8GB-$317
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3067 MHz
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
95.6% Outstanding
MC Read 29.2
MC Write 42.1
MC Mixed 34
100% 35.1 GB/s
SC Read 17
SC Write 34.8
SC Mixed 25.7
74% 25.8 GB/s
Latency 71
56% 71 ns
Poor: 64%
This bench: 95.6%
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 1,170 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 98%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 115%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 81%
Aircraft carrier

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 108% - Outstanding Total price: $1,079
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