MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 61%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (31st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 69 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 84.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics60% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive69.6% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
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 (82%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7A12
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)  (all builds)
Memory10.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160512
Uptime2.3 Days
Run DateAug 10 '18 at 22:28
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 82%

 PC Performing below expectations (31st 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 i7-6700K-$307
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
84.5% Excellent
SC Int 127
SC Float 130
SC Mixed 126
102% 128 Pts
QC Int 391
QC Float 411
QC Mixed 408
91% 403 Pts
MC Int 643
MC Float 747
MC Mixed 568
98% 653 Pts
Poor: 74%
This bench: 84.5%
Great: 102%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$370
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 398.82
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
60% Good
Lighting 144
Reflection 246
Parallax 142
44% 178 fps
MRender 172
Gravity 155
Splatting 194
72% 174 fps
Poor: 78%
This bench: 60%
Great: 110%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$95
27GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 313 78 64 56 57 54 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
69.6% Good
Read 427
Write 444
Mixed 348
SusWrite 104
74% 330 MB/s
4K Read 26.9
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 35
139% 54.3 MB/s
DQ Read 44.5
DQ Write 119
DQ Mixed 179
109% 114 MB/s
Poor: 70%
This bench: 69.6%
Great: 125%
WD Black 2TB (2013)-$99
1.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 174 173 173 173 175 175 MB/s
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
93.8% Outstanding
Read 153
Write 176
Mixed 95.8
SusWrite 174
110% 150 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 3.1
4K Mixed 1
210% 1.7 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 93.8%
Great: 110%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$155
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
87.8% Excellent
MC Read 28
MC Write 35.6
MC Mixed 29.7
89% 31.1 GB/s
SC Read 15.6
SC Write 35.5
SC Mixed 25.3
73% 25.5 GB/s
Latency 54
74% 54 ns
Poor: 53%
This bench: 87.8%
Great: 104%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12) Builds (Compare 4,881 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12) - $143

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 92% - Outstanding Total price: $1,070
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $330Nvidia GTX 1070 $370Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $95
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $150Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $270Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $120
Intel Core i5-8600K $240AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $44Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $155SanDisk Extreme 64GB $80
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $901SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $175SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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