MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 80%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 140%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 83%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (65th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 35 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 102%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics70.3% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive286% 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.
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 (11%). 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)
Memory28.4 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161017
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateFeb 14 '18 at 00:57
Run Duration203 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 11%

 PC Performing above expectations (65th 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 i5-6600K-$222
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
102% Outstanding
SC Int 133
SC Float 140
SC Mixed 136
109% 136 Pts
QC Int 532
QC Float 559
QC Mixed 534
123% 542 Pts
MC Int 530
MC Float 558
MC Mixed 547
82% 545 Pts
Poor: 71%
This bench: 102%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti-$769
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 390.77
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
70.3% Very good
Lighting 194
Reflection 183
Parallax 226
64% 201 fps
MRender 95.7
Gravity 264
Splatting 149
75% 169 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 70.3%
Great: 178%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung SM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB
188GB free
Firmware: CXA7300Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
286% Outstanding
Read 2,963
Write 1,211
Mixed 1,608
422% 1,927 MB/s
4K Read 50.4
4K Write 148
4K Mixed 68.1
242% 88.7 MB/s
DQ Read 529
DQ Write 320
DQ Mixed 203
211% 351 MB/s
Poor: 208%
This bench: 286%
Great: 318%
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB-$158
62GB free
Firmware: EXT0DB6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 60% Great: 96%
WD Re 4TB (2012)-$105
3.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01K02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
96.1% Outstanding
Read 181
Write 153
Mixed 154
122% 163 MB/s
4K Read 0.83
4K Write 3.1
4K Mixed 0.7
169% 1.54 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 96.1%
Great: 96%
WD Re 4TB (2012)-$105
3.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01K02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
88.2% Excellent
Read 150
Write 157
Mixed 150
115% 152 MB/s
4K Read 0.83
4K Write 3.45
4K Mixed 0.68
174% 1.65 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 88.2%
Great: 96%
WD WD4000FDYZ-27YA5B0 4TB
2.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01K06 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
96.7% Outstanding
Read 189
Write 148
Mixed 145
121% 161 MB/s
4K Read 0.78
4K Write 3.07
4K Mixed 0.46
140% 1.44 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 96.7%
Great: 98%
Toshiba Ext HDD 1TB
196GB free, PID b001
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing as expected (60th percentile)
28.8% Poor
Read 66.4
Write 66
Mixed 46.7
75% 59.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.44
4K Write 1.52
4K Mixed 0.2
60% 0.72 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 28.8%
Great: 41%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL F4 DDR4 3000 C15 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (34th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
77.4% Very good
MC Read 26.3
MC Write 29.8
MC Mixed 25.7
78% 27.3 GB/s
SC Read 16
SC Write 30.4
SC Mixed 24.5
68% 23.6 GB/s
Latency 63.4
63% 63.4 ns
Poor: 70%
This bench: 77.4%
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 3,856 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: 79% - Very good Total price: $1,180
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