MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 114%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (59th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 41 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 84.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics141% 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 Drive56% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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 (52%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A12
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)  (all builds)
Memory13.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170503
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 12 '17 at 16:11
Run Duration215 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 52%

 PC Performing as expected (59th 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-$217
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (40th percentile)
84.9% Excellent
SC Int 108
SC Float 117
SC Mixed 112
90% 112 Pts
QC Int 439
QC Float 465
QC Mixed 450
102% 451 Pts
MC Int 437
MC Float 467
MC Mixed 449
68% 451 Pts
Poor: 68%
This bench: 84.9%
Great: 108%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$535
Gigabyte(1458 3754) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2062 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 385.41
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
141% Outstanding
Lighting 447
Reflection 421
Parallax 449
138% 439 fps
MRender 264
Gravity 444
Splatting 271
143% 326 fps
Poor: 88%
This bench: 141%
Great: 143%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 120GB-$81
68GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
113% Outstanding
Read 518
Write 411
Mixed 419
100% 450 MB/s
4K Read 46.9
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 41.9
180% 64.5 MB/s
DQ Read 303
DQ Write 258
DQ Mixed 114
131% 225 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 113%
Great: 114%
Toshiba THNSNK128GVN8 M.2 2280 128GB
32GB free
Firmware: K8DA4101 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
56% Above average
Read 464
Write 65.4
Mixed 163
50% 231 MB/s
4K Read 26.3
4K Write 86.7
4K Mixed 16.5
107% 43.1 MB/s
DQ Read 27.1
DQ Write 82.4
DQ Mixed 17.6
24% 42.4 MB/s
Poor: 38%
This bench: 56%
Great: 68%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$50
341GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
85% Excellent
Read 152
Write 144
Mixed 128
106% 141 MB/s
4K Read 0.78
4K Write 2.37
4K Mixed 0.32
112% 1.15 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 85%
Great: 106%
SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 16GB-$20
15GB free, PID 5580
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
58.3% Above average
Read 158
Write 30.7
Mixed 28.6
66% 72.5 MB/s
4K Read 9.12
4K Write 8.62
4K Mixed 3.62
450% 7.12 MB/s
DQ Read 9.9
DQ Write 7.57
DQ Mixed 3.22
404% 6.9 MB/s
Poor: 29%
This bench: 58.3%
Great: 79%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Value DDR4 2133 C15 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
69.8% Good
MC Read 25.7
MC Write 27.3
MC Mixed 20.7
70% 24.6 GB/s
SC Read 16.1
SC Write 25.8
SC Mixed 20.3
59% 20.7 GB/s
Latency 66.2
60% 66.2 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 69.8%
Great: 79%
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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 2,932 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
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: 85% - Excellent Total price: $1,098
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