MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 103%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (41st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 59 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. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 78.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics132% 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 (49%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
6 months ago, 6 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7A12
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)  (all builds)
Memory13 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 04:23
Run Duration89 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 49%

 PC Performing as expected (41st 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-$230
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
78.7% Very good
SC Int 108
SC Float 114
SC Mixed 112
89% 112 Pts
QC Int 360
QC Float 349
QC Mixed 402
84% 370 Pts
MC Int 406
MC Float 442
MC Mixed 422
63% 423 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 78.7%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$530
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 382.5
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
132% Outstanding
Lighting 434
Reflection 386
Parallax 410
132% 410 fps
MRender 240
Gravity 414
Splatting 253
132% 302 fps
Poor: 98%
This bench: 132%
Great: 142%
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 as expected (40th percentile)
82.4% Excellent
Read 149
Write 138
Mixed 144
108% 144 MB/s
4K Read 0.92
4K Write 1.96
4K Mixed 0.25
102% 1.04 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 82.4%
Great: 104%
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 (33rd percentile)
76.6% Very good
MC Read 27.2
MC Write 29
MC Mixed 24.9
77% 27 GB/s
SC Read 17.2
SC Write 29.5
SC Mixed 23.7
67% 23.5 GB/s
Latency 66.2
60% 66.2 ns
Poor: 57%
This bench: 76.6%
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 3,183 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: 81% - Excellent Total price: $1,135
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