Performance Results

Gaming 60%
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 44%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (82nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 18 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 68.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics59.1% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2070 = 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 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 (82nd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-6400-$179
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
68.3% Good
1-Core 99.8
2-Core 200
70% 150 Pts
4-Core 394
8-Core 395
54% 394 Pts
64-Core 393
26% 393 Pts
Poor: 45%
This bench: 68.3%
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 (100th percentile)
59.1% Above average
Lighting 233
Reflection 207
Parallax 230
60% 223 fps
MRender 180
Gravity 215
Splatting 146
58% 180 fps
Poor: 44%
This bench: 59.1%
Great: 54%
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 (72nd 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: 137%
This bench: 215%
Great: 234%
900GB free
Firmware: 77.04D77 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (80th 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: 17%
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 (47th 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: 48%
This bench: 81.9%
Great: 107%
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: 53%
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.

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Desktop 86%
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Workstation 62%

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Above average Total price: $1,172
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