MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 104%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (68th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 32 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 87.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics127% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (15%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
7 days ago, 7 days ago.
SystemMSI MS-7A12
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)  (all builds)
Memory11.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit cores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160512
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 14 '18 at 22:10
Run Duration121 Seconds
Run User PRT-User
Background CPU 15%

 PC Performing above expectations (68th 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-$342
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
87.7% Excellent
SC Int 124
SC Float 132
SC Mixed 125
101% 127 Pts
QC Int 399
QC Float 452
QC Mixed 424
96% 425 Pts
MC Int 613
MC Float 698
MC Mixed 679
99% 663 Pts
Poor: 77%
This bench: 87.7%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$457
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 399.24
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
127% Outstanding
Lighting 401
Reflection 374
Parallax 433
128% 403 fps
MRender 239
Gravity 385
Splatting 244
126% 289 fps
Poor: 98%
This bench: 127%
Great: 142%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
2TB free
Firmware: CC25
SusWrite @10s intervals: 213 210 211 212 215 212 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
121% Outstanding
Read 212
Write 210
Mixed 83.5
SusWrite 212
131% 179 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
140% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 121%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$159
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
102% Outstanding
MC Read 36.1
MC Write 40.7
MC Mixed 31.3
103% 36 GB/s
SC Read 22
SC Write 43.2
SC Mixed 30.3
91% 31.8 GB/s
Latency 51.2
78% 51.2 ns
Poor: 56%
This bench: 102%
Great: 108%
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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 5,113 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 94% - Outstanding Total price: $1,063
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