MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 110%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 102%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 73%
Battleship
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 good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 75.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics131% 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 Drive231% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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.
CPU throttled at 90% by Windows. Ensure maximum processor state is set to 100% via Settings > System > Power & sleep > Additional power settings > Change plan settings > Change advanced power settings > Processor power management > Maximum processor state.
Run History
10 days ago, 10 days ago.
SystemMSI MS-7A12
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)  (all builds)
Memory11.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit cores,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160724
Uptime2 Days
Run DateOct 13 '17 at 13:57
Run Duration89 Seconds
Run User JPN-User
Background CPU0%
CPU Throttled 90%

 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-$314
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
75.9% Very good
SC Int 109
SC Float 114
SC Mixed 111
89% 111 Pts
QC Int 352
QC Float 389
QC Mixed 364
83% 368 Pts
MC Int 522
MC Float 593
MC Mixed 571
84% 562 Pts
Poor: 81%
This bench: 75.9%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$535
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 385.69
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
131% Outstanding
Lighting 427
Reflection 393
Parallax 417
131% 412 fps
MRender 244
Gravity 404
Splatting 256
132% 302 fps
Poor: 88%
This bench: 131%
Great: 143%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Patriot Hellfire NVMe PCIe M.2 240GB-$130
58GB free
Firmware: E7FM02.0 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
231% Outstanding
Read 2,256
Write 1,423
Mixed 1,182
357% 1,620 MB/s
4K Read 34.3
4K Write 128
4K Mixed 24.2
151% 62.1 MB/s
DQ Read 35.2
DQ Write 412
DQ Mixed 100
114% 182 MB/s
Poor: 119%
This bench: 231%
Great: 261%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Dominator DDR4 3000 C15 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
96.5% Outstanding
MC Read 35.3
MC Write 37.5
MC Mixed 30
98% 34.3 GB/s
SC Read 19.9
SC Write 38.9
SC Mixed 28
83% 28.9 GB/s
Latency 54.2
74% 54.2 ns
Poor: 71%
This bench: 96.5%
Great: 121%
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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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