MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 96%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (46th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 54 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 96.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics63.7% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive112% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (16%). 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)
Memory12.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170503
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 13 '18 at 21:30
Run Duration143 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 16%

 PC Performing as expected (46th 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-$290
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
96.7% Outstanding
SC Int 137
SC Float 144
SC Mixed 141
112% 140 Pts
QC Int 466
QC Float 467
QC Mixed 463
106% 465 Pts
MC Int 664
MC Float 801
MC Mixed 743
110% 736 Pts
Poor: 87%
This bench: 96.7%
Great: 112%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 580-$328
MSI(1462 3419) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1150 MHz, MLim: 2100 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.12.2
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
63.7% Good
Lighting 193
Reflection 154
Parallax 242
65% 196 fps
MRender 132
Gravity 181
Splatting 120
63% 144 fps
Poor: 57%
This bench: 63.7%
Great: 75%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$137
62GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
112% Outstanding
Read 514
Write 416
Mixed 422
100% 451 MB/s
4K Read 47.4
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 48.8
192% 68.5 MB/s
DQ Read 48.1
DQ Write 282
DQ Mixed 102
97% 144 MB/s
Poor: 70%
This bench: 112%
Great: 115%
WD WD10S21X-24R1BT0-SSHD-8GB 1TB
1TB free
Firmware: 03.01A02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
39.1% Below average
Read 57.6
Write 78.2
Mixed 67
51% 67.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.61
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.25
90% 0.95 MB/s
Poor: 30%
This bench: 39.1%
Great: 57%
StoreJet Transcend 2TB
113GB free, PID 5106
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
28.2% Poor
Read 58
Write 70.5
Mixed 66.1
86% 64.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.38
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.18
55% 0.65 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 28.2%
Great: 53%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS8G4D240FSE.16FBD2 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
80.2% Excellent
MC Read 28.9
MC Write 31.2
MC Mixed 24.9
81% 28.3 GB/s
SC Read 18.1
SC Write 31.7
SC Mixed 23.5
70% 24.4 GB/s
Latency 63.9
63% 63.9 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 80.2%
Great: 88%
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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 4,181 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: 84% - Excellent Total price: $1,219
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