MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 101%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (30th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 70 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 good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 74.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics130% 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 DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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 (38%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
10 days ago, 10 days ago.
SystemMSI MS-7A12
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)  (all builds)
Memory10.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160512
Uptime5.4 Days
Run DateMay 20 '17 at 04:17
Run Duration95 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 38%

 PC Performing below expectations (30th 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 i5-6600K-$228
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
74.8% Very good
SC Int 106
SC Float 115
SC Mixed 109
88% 110 Pts
QC Int 375
QC Float 422
QC Mixed 376
89% 391 Pts
MC Int 379
MC Float 435
MC Mixed 409
61% 408 Pts
Poor: 72%
This bench: 74.8%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$495
MaxC: 1974 MHz, MaxM: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 382.5
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
130% Outstanding
Lighting 407
Reflection 387
Parallax 446
127% 413 fps
MRender 240
Gravity 399
Splatting 251
125% 297 fps
Poor: 89%
This bench: 130%
Great: 145%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$50
469GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
81.4% Excellent
Read 141
Write 143
Mixed 139
106% 141 MB/s
4K Read 0.53
4K Write 2.21
4K Mixed 0.2
85% 0.98 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 81.4%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair CMU16GX4M2C3200C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
73.5% Very good
MC Read 26.5
MC Write 28.2
MC Mixed 24.4
75% 26.4 GB/s
SC Read 14.9
SC Write 25.8
SC Mixed 20.8
59% 20.5 GB/s
Latency 69.5
58% 69.5 ns
Poor: 63%
This bench: 73.5%
Great: 106%
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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 2,701 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12) - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 89% - Excellent Total price: $1,023
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