MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 89%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (38th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 62 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 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 86%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics95.3% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive102% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait times.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
High background CPU (24%). 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)
Memory4.5 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160724
Uptime0.9 Days
Run DateDec 07 '17 at 16:12
Run Duration267 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 24%

 PC Performing below expectations (38th 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-$292
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
86% Excellent
SC Int 115
SC Float 123
SC Mixed 124
96% 121 Pts
QC Int 380
QC Float 404
QC Mixed 426
92% 404 Pts
MC Int 563
MC Float 590
MC Mixed 542
85% 565 Pts
Poor: 74%
This bench: 86%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$410
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 388.31
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
95.3% Outstanding
Lighting 276
Reflection 293
Parallax 303
88% 291 fps
MRender 194
Gravity 282
Splatting 228
100% 235 fps
Poor: 74%
This bench: 95.3%
Great: 110%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow UV400 480GB-$146
192GB free
Firmware: 0C3J96R9 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
64.5% Good
Read 463
Write 243
Mixed 249
70% 318 MB/s
4K Read 26.4
4K Write 47.5
4K Mixed 11.6
80% 28.5 MB/s
DQ Read 225
DQ Write 142
DQ Mixed 28.6
63% 132 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 64.5%
Great: 71%
Intel 600p Series NVMe PCIe M.2 128GB-$81
41GB free
Firmware: PSF100C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
102% Outstanding
Read 703
Write 311
Mixed 425
105% 479 MB/s
4K Read 31.1
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 37.7
150% 57.3 MB/s
DQ Read 138
DQ Write 270
DQ Mixed 51.9
83% 153 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 102%
Great: 112%
WD Red 5TB (2014)-$250
4TB free
Firmware: 82.00A82 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5700 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
68.4% Good
Read 134
Write 104
Mixed 83.5
80% 107 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.77
4K Mixed 0.18
38% 0.35 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 68.4%
Great: 100%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown DDR4 3000 2OZ 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
61.3% Good
MC Read 26.2
MC Write 25
MC Mixed 20.3
68% 23.8 GB/s
SC Read 4.4
SC Write 11.6
SC Mixed 9.8
25% 8.6 GB/s
Latency 83.7
48% 83.7 ns
Poor: 50%
This bench: 61.3%
Great: 98%
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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 3,353 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12) - $143

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 80% - Very good Total price: $1,138
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