MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 112%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 142%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 88%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (79th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 21 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: 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 111%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics105% 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 Drive58.4% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (13%). 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)
Memory13.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180125
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 17 '18 at 13:18
Run Duration168 Seconds
Run User SWE-User
Background CPU 13%

 PC Performing above expectations (79th 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-$216
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.85 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
111% Outstanding
SC Int 149
SC Float 158
SC Mixed 154
123% 154 Pts
QC Int 552
QC Float 602
QC Mixed 574
130% 576 Pts
MC Int 560
MC Float 600
MC Mixed 582
87% 581 Pts
Poor: 78%
This bench: 111%
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 above expectations (78th percentile)
105% Outstanding
Lighting 343
Reflection 305
Parallax 321
104% 323 fps
MRender 208
Gravity 303
Splatting 230
106% 247 fps
Poor: 84%
This bench: 105%
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 (84th percentile)
260% Outstanding
Read 2,300
Write 1,463
Mixed 1,293
372% 1,685 MB/s
4K Read 56.1
4K Write 137
4K Mixed 30.3
197% 74.6 MB/s
DQ Read 569
DQ Write 403
DQ Mixed 28.2
145% 334 MB/s
Poor: 176%
This bench: 260%
Great: 275%
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 way above expectations (85th percentile)
58.4% Above average
Read 452
Write 125
Mixed 192
56% 256 MB/s
4K Read 24.8
4K Write 97
4K Mixed 12.3
105% 44.7 MB/s
DQ Read 25.6
DQ Write 106
DQ Mixed 10.7
24% 47.5 MB/s
Poor: 28%
This bench: 58.4%
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 below expectations (29th percentile)
79.9% Very good
Read 124
Write 153
Mixed 139
105% 139 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 5.04
4K Mixed 0.6
181% 2.05 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 79.9%
Great: 107%
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 (94th percentile)
52% Above average
Read 91.6
Write 89.5
Mixed 82.7
66% 87.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.44
4K Write 1.24
4K Mixed 0.32
77% 0.67 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 52%
Great: 53%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LED DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$209
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
105% Outstanding
MC Read 36.4
MC Write 41.6
MC Mixed 33.9
107% 37.3 GB/s
SC Read 22.6
SC Write 43.4
SC Mixed 30.4
92% 32.1 GB/s
Latency 51.5
78% 51.5 ns
Poor: 60%
This bench: 105%
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 4,172 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: $1,219
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