MSI Z270 GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A63)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (80th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 20 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 68.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics75.4% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive215% 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.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
SystemMSI MS-7A63
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A63)  (all builds)
Memory5.5 GB free of 8 GB @ 3.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170627
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 28 '17 at 19:16
Run Duration135 Seconds
Run User NLD-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing above expectations (80th 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 i5-6400-$182
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
68.4% Good
SC Int 97.3
SC Float 103
SC Mixed 99.8
69% 100 Pts
QC Int 384
QC Float 404
QC Mixed 394
71% 394 Pts
MC Int 383
MC Float 408
MC Mixed 393
26% 394 Pts
Poor: 43%
This bench: 68.4%
Great: 67%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$399
CLim: 1645 MHz, MLim: 2152 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 387.92
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
75.4% Very good
Lighting 233
Reflection 207
Parallax 230
72% 223 fps
MRender 180
Gravity 215
Splatting 146
78% 180 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 75.4%
Great: 73%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$100
174GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
215% Outstanding
Read 2,019
Write 1,238
Mixed 1,205
328% 1,487 MB/s
4K Read 55.6
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 28.4
186% 69.5 MB/s
DQ Read 60.6
DQ Write 154
DQ Mixed 29.3
45% 81.5 MB/s
Poor: 142%
This bench: 215%
Great: 237%
WD WD10EADX-00TDHB0 1TB
900GB free
Firmware: 77.04D77 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
52.4% Above average
Read 90.8
Write 91.6
Mixed 98.3
71% 93.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.64
4K Write 1.66
4K Mixed 0.25
85% 0.85 MB/s
Poor: 20%
This bench: 52.4%
Great: 58%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$40
433GB free
Firmware: 03.01A03 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
81.9% Excellent
Read 145
Write 140
Mixed 137
106% 141 MB/s
4K Read 1.31
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 0.36
146% 1.49 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 81.9%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Dominator DDR4 3000 C15 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3420 MHz
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
105% Outstanding
MC Read 38.8
MC Write 44.4
MC Mixed 32
110% 38.4 GB/s
SC Read 19.1
SC Write 36.7
SC Mixed 27.4
79% 27.7 GB/s
Latency 56.8
70% 56.8 ns
Poor: 47%
This bench: 105%
Great: 105%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds (explanation by AdoredTV).

Typical Z270 GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A63) Builds (Compare 12,982 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 104%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 97% - Outstanding Total price: $1,226
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HDDRAMUSB
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WD Blue 1TB (2012) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $78SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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