MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 105%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 118%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 71%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (60th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 40 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 88.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics108% 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 Drive55.4% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A12
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)  (all builds)
Memory11.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180125
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 17 '18 at 12:55
Run Duration298 Seconds
Run User SWE-User
Background CPU10%

 PC Performing above expectations (60th 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 i5-7600K-$195
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
88.3% Excellent
SC Int 121
SC Float 129
SC Mixed 124
100% 125 Pts
QC Int 448
QC Float 477
QC Mixed 454
104% 460 Pts
MC Int 436
MC Float 475
MC Mixed 463
68% 458 Pts
Poor: 72%
This bench: 88.3%
Great: 112%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$447
CLim: 2075 MHz, MLim: 2052 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 391.35
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
108% Outstanding
Lighting 345
Reflection 308
Parallax 355
108% 336 fps
MRender 209
Gravity 305
Splatting 237
107% 250 fps
Poor: 85%
This bench: 108%
Great: 110%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$200
112GB free
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
4KALIGNED
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
240% Outstanding
Read 2,285
Write 1,464
Mixed 1,264
369% 1,671 MB/s
4K Read 54.5
4K Write 128
4K Mixed 28.7
187% 70.6 MB/s
DQ Read 55.6
DQ Write 148
DQ Mixed 28.4
43% 77.3 MB/s
Poor: 172%
This bench: 240%
Great: 279%
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB-$65
22GB free
Firmware: 527ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
55.4% Above average
Read 443
Write 123
Mixed 161
52% 242 MB/s
4K Read 19.1
4K Write 97.6
4K Mixed 11.5
95% 42.8 MB/s
DQ Read 24.7
DQ Write 107
DQ Mixed 10.6
24% 47.4 MB/s
Poor: 29%
This bench: 55.4%
Great: 64%
Seagate FireCuda SSHD 1TB (2016)-$70
315GB free
Firmware: CC41 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
83.3% Excellent
Read 130
Write 159
Mixed 133
106% 141 MB/s
4K Read 0.45
4K Write 5.36
4K Mixed 0.53
177% 2.11 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 83.3%
Great: 106%
Seagate ST9250410AS 250GB-$42
204GB free
Firmware: 0006HPM1 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
52.6% Above average
Read 92.8
Write 90.6
Mixed 88.3
68% 90.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.54
4K Write 1.23
4K Mixed 0.42
92% 0.73 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 52.6%
Great: 53%
Generic Flash Disk 16GB
15GB free, PID 6387
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Relative performance n/a - benchmarks incomplete
Poor: 3% Great: 7%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LED DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$208
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
74.8% Very good
MC Read 26.1
MC Write 28.7
MC Mixed 23.9
75% 26.2 GB/s
SC Read 17.5
SC Write 29.2
SC Mixed 23.1
66% 23.3 GB/s
Latency 65.6
61% 65.6 ns
Poor: 59%
This bench: 74.8%
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 4,198 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: $1,222
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