MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 115%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 117%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 89%
Aircraft carrier
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 85%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
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 Drive103% 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.
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 (44%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7A12
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)  (all builds)
Memory9.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170503
Uptime4 Days
Run DateFeb 13 '18 at 23:34
Run Duration172 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 44%

 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 i7-6700K-$359
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
85% Excellent
SC Int 118
SC Float 123
SC Mixed 118
96% 120 Pts
QC Int 358
QC Float 401
QC Mixed 410
88% 390 Pts
MC Int 669
MC Float 755
MC Mixed 719
107% 714 Pts
Poor: 75%
This bench: 85%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$550
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 2690 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 390.77
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
131% Outstanding
Lighting 412
Reflection 395
Parallax 422
128% 410 fps
MRender 247
Gravity 408
Splatting 257
133% 304 fps
Poor: 87%
This bench: 131%
Great: 142%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$199
334GB free
Firmware: 1B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
4KALIGNED
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
237% Outstanding
Read 1,969
Write 1,351
Mixed 1,233
336% 1,518 MB/s
4K Read 58.6
4K Write 132
4K Mixed 49.4
222% 80 MB/s
DQ Read 60
DQ Write 328
DQ Mixed 172
139% 187 MB/s
Poor: 178%
This bench: 237%
Great: 279%
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$139
131GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
115% Outstanding
Read 516
Write 410
Mixed 422
100% 450 MB/s
4K Read 45.7
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 47.9
187% 66.7 MB/s
DQ Read 304
DQ Write 247
DQ Mixed 109
127% 220 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 115%
Great: 115%
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$95
124GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
103% Outstanding
Read 514
Write 392
Mixed 398
97% 435 MB/s
4K Read 44.3
4K Write 98.4
4K Mixed 38.9
169% 60.5 MB/s
DQ Read 117
DQ Write 238
DQ Mixed 42.3
71% 133 MB/s
Poor: 70%
This bench: 103%
Great: 113%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$44
588GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
94.6% Outstanding
Read 166
Write 164
Mixed 146
119% 159 MB/s
4K Read 0.82
4K Write 2.36
4K Mixed 0.32
113% 1.17 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 94.6%
Great: 105%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LED DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$200
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
71.2% Very good
MC Read 28.3
MC Write 27.1
MC Mixed 20.9
73% 25.4 GB/s
SC Read 15.7
SC Write 22.8
SC Mixed 19.7
55% 19.4 GB/s
Latency 64.4
62% 64.4 ns
Poor: 61%
This bench: 71.2%
Great: 108%
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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 4,353 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: 84% - Excellent Total price: $1,224
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