MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 30%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 138%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 79%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (74th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 26 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.
Graphics19.2% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive294% 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 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 03:29
Run Duration210 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (74th 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-$221
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
102% Outstanding
SC Int 132
SC Float 140
SC Mixed 136
109% 136 Pts
QC Int 527
QC Float 556
QC Mixed 534
122% 539 Pts
MC Int 526
MC Float 557
MC Mixed 546
81% 543 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 102%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$799
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 390.77
Relative performance (0th percentile)
19.2% Very poor
Lighting 28.2
Reflection 26.3
Parallax 42
10% 32.2 fps
MRender 10.2
Gravity 104
Splatting 58.6
26% 57.5 fps
Poor: 61%
This bench: 19.2%
Great: 179%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung SM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB
184GB free
Firmware: CXA7300Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
294% Outstanding
Read 2,998
Write 1,302
Mixed 1,631
434% 1,977 MB/s
4K Read 50.6
4K Write 150
4K Mixed 67.7
243% 89.3 MB/s
DQ Read 526
DQ Write 352
DQ Mixed 209
218% 362 MB/s
Poor: 206%
This bench: 294%
Great: 298%
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB-$172
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: 55% Great: 94%
WD Re 4TB (2012)-$99
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 (76th percentile)
88.6% Excellent
Read 157
Write 151
Mixed 161
118% 156 MB/s
4K Read 0.82
4K Write 3.23
4K Mixed 0.69
171% 1.58 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 88.6%
Great: 95%
WD Re 4TB (2012)-$99
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 (78th percentile)
88.7% Excellent
Read 152
Write 157
Mixed 159
118% 156 MB/s
4K Read 0.85
4K Write 3.43
4K Mixed 0.6
165% 1.63 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 88.7%
Great: 95%
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 (91st percentile)
95.7% Outstanding
Read 185
Write 149
Mixed 159
123% 164 MB/s
4K Read 0.78
4K Write 3.09
4K Mixed 0.49
144% 1.45 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 95.7%
Great: 98%
Toshiba Ext HDD 1TB
196GB free, PID b001
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
28.6% Poor
Read 67
Write 65
Mixed 51.2
77% 61.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.46
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.19
59% 0.72 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 28.6%
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
79.5% Very good
MC Read 28.6
MC Write 30
MC Mixed 25.6
80% 28.1 GB/s
SC Read 18.2
SC Write 30.4
SC Mixed 24.3
69% 24.3 GB/s
Latency 64.7
62% 64.7 ns
Poor: 71%
This bench: 79.5%
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 4,361 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
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Workstation
Workstation 65%
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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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