MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (45th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 55 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 90.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics106% 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.
Boot Drive72.7% 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.
SystemMSI MS-7A12
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)  (all builds)
Memory11.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160724
Uptime0.7 Days
Run DateApr 21 '17 at 20:41
Run Duration120 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing as expected (45th 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-$283
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
90.9% Outstanding
SC Int 120
SC Float 128
SC Mixed 124
99% 124 Pts
QC Int 423
QC Float 462
QC Mixed 453
101% 446 Pts
MC Int 620
MC Float 708
MC Mixed 672
100% 667 Pts
Poor: 79%
This bench: 90.9%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$497
EVGA(3842 5180) ≥ 4GB
MaxC: 1911 MHz, MaxM: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 378.66
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
106% Outstanding
Lighting 348
Reflection 320
Parallax 313
100% 327 fps
MRender 236
Gravity 387
Splatting 241
122% 288 fps
Poor: 97%
This bench: 106%
Great: 150%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk X400 512GB-$168
237GB free
Firmware: X4140000 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
72.7% Very good
Read 481
Write 335
Mixed 320
84% 379 MB/s
4K Read 23.7
4K Write 34.2
4K Mixed 14.6
73% 24.2 MB/s
DQ Read 331
DQ Write 189
DQ Mixed 42.5
90% 187 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 72.7%
Great: 83%
Intel Raid 0 Volume 2TB
1TB free
Firmware: 1.0.
4KALIGNED
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
128% Outstanding
Read 238
Write 208
Mixed 187
158% 211 MB/s
4K Read 0.73
4K Write 0.55
4K Mixed 0.17
59% 0.48 MB/s
Poor: 79%
This bench: 128%
Great: 247%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown DDR4 3000 2OZ 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
72.6% Very good
MC Read 27.5
MC Write 27.5
MC Mixed 20.6
72% 25.2 GB/s
SC Read 17.5
SC Write 28.5
SC Mixed 22.7
65% 22.9 GB/s
Latency 61.3
65% 61.3 ns
Poor: 64%
This bench: 72.6%
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 Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12) Builds (Compare 2,455 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12) - $140

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 92% - Outstanding Total price: $981
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