MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 56%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 137%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 80%
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 103%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics45.7% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive282% 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A12
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)  (all builds)
Memory27.5 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 01:29
Run Duration204 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%

 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-$200
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
103% Outstanding
SC Int 133
SC Float 140
SC Mixed 135
109% 136 Pts
QC Int 520
QC Float 552
QC Mixed 548
122% 540 Pts
MC Int 525
MC Float 559
MC Mixed 546
81% 543 Pts
Poor: 65%
This bench: 103%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$660
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 390.77
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
45.7% Average
Lighting 69.4
Reflection 70.7
Parallax 89.6
24% 76.6 fps
MRender 57.9
Gravity 243
Splatting 107
62% 136 fps
Poor: 61%
This bench: 45.7%
Great: 176%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung SM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB
186GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXA7300Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
282% Outstanding
Read 2,947
Write 1,180
Mixed 1,660
423% 1,929 MB/s
4K Read 49.7
4K Write 144
4K Mixed 67.2
238% 87.1 MB/s
DQ Read 526
DQ Write 320
DQ Mixed 203
210% 350 MB/s
Poor: 168%
This bench: 282%
Great: 310%
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB-$207
62GB free
Firmware: EXT0DB6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 60% Great: 117%
WD Re 4TB (2012)-$121
3.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01K02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
95.4% Outstanding
Read 180
Write 152
Mixed 161
124% 164 MB/s
4K Read 0.96
4K Write 3.33
4K Mixed 0.68
177% 1.65 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 95.4%
Great: 95%
WD Re 4TB (2012)-$121
3.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01K02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
87.6% Excellent
Read 148
Write 157
Mixed 152
115% 152 MB/s
4K Read 0.91
4K Write 3.12
4K Mixed 0.68
171% 1.57 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 87.6%
Great: 95%
WD WD4000FDYZ-27YA5B0 4TB
2.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01K06 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
93.7% Outstanding
Read 177
Write 150
Mixed 153
120% 160 MB/s
4K Read 0.77
4K Write 2.81
4K Mixed 0.43
132% 1.34 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 93.7%
Great: 98%
Toshiba Ext HDD 1TB
196GB free, PID b001
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
29.2% Poor
Read 69.2
Write 65
Mixed 56
80% 63.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.48
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.2
63% 0.76 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 29.2%
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 (32nd percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
76.8% Very good
MC Read 26.3
MC Write 29.5
MC Mixed 25.3
77% 27 GB/s
SC Read 16
SC Write 30.4
SC Mixed 24.3
67% 23.6 GB/s
Latency 64.4
62% 64.4 ns
Poor: 71%
This bench: 76.8%
Great: 117%
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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 4,879 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
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: 92% - Outstanding Total price: $1,070
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