MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 111%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 75%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (56th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 44 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 95.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics129% 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 Drive78.2% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (19%). 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)
Memory27.8 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1842 x 1036 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170503
Uptime1.3 Days
Run DateNov 15 '17 at 00:30
Run Duration107 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 19%

 PC Performing as expected (56th 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 i7-7700K-$329
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
95.3% Outstanding
SC Int 132
SC Float 138
SC Mixed 136
108% 135 Pts
QC Int 447
QC Float 482
QC Mixed 465
105% 465 Pts
MC Int 646
MC Float 735
MC Mixed 699
104% 693 Pts
Poor: 82%
This bench: 95.3%
Great: 111%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$457
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 385.69
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
129% Outstanding
Lighting 419
Reflection 389
Parallax 408
128% 405 fps
MRender 237
Gravity 402
Splatting 251
130% 296 fps
Poor: 86%
This bench: 129%
Great: 142%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial BX200 240GB-$230
143GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU02.6 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
78.2% Very good
Read 490
Write 257
Mixed 270
75% 339 MB/s
4K Read 29.9
4K Write 60.3
4K Mixed 24.2
108% 38.1 MB/s
DQ Read 294
DQ Write 176
DQ Mixed 47
86% 172 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 78.2%
Great: 93%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$39
930GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
97.5% Outstanding
Read 179
Write 161
Mixed 152
123% 164 MB/s
4K Read 1.24
4K Write 2.54
4K Mixed 0.29
131% 1.36 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 97.5%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair CMU32GX4M4A2666C16 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
80% Very good
MC Read 28.7
MC Write 30.5
MC Mixed 24.7
80% 28 GB/s
SC Read 18.8
SC Write 32.5
SC Mixed 25.2
73% 25.5 GB/s
Latency 62.5
64% 62.5 ns
Poor: 69%
This bench: 80%
Great: 114%
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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 5,108 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: 94% - Outstanding Total price: $1,064
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