MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 109%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (53rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 47 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 80.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics138% 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 Drive74.8% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
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.
Very high background CPU (70%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
2 months ago, 2 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7A12
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)  (all builds)
Memory25.5 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151214
Uptime0.8 Days
Run DateJan 12 '19 at 17:28
Run Duration126 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 70%

 PC Performing as expected (53rd 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 i7-6700K-$302
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
80.3% Excellent
SC Int 117
SC Float 112
SC Mixed 122
94% 117 Pts
QC Int 351
QC Float 394
QC Mixed 375
84% 373 Pts
MC Int 564
MC Float 675
MC Mixed 617
92% 618 Pts
Poor: 75%
This bench: 80.3%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$528
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
138% Outstanding
Lighting 447
Reflection 402
Parallax 464
140% 438 fps
MRender 247
Gravity 428
Splatting 259
136% 311 fps
Poor: 58%
This bench: 138%
Great: 140%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Spcc Solid State Disk 240GB
31GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFM12.2
SusWrite @10s intervals: 184 81 91 93 28 40 MB/s
Performing below potential (54th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
74.8% Very good
Read 202
Write 138
Mixed 54.7
SusWrite 86.3
27% 120 MB/s
4K Read 32.4
4K Write 100
4K Mixed 40.2
154% 57.7 MB/s
DQ Read 318
DQ Write 328
DQ Mixed 177
173% 274 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 74.8%
Great: 101%
WD Blue 1TB (2015)-$45
188GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 138 139 137 138 137 139 MB/s
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
72.9% Very good
Read 116
Write 118
Mixed 89.5
SusWrite 138
85% 115 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
193% 1.47 MB/s
Poor: 39%
This bench: 72.9%
Great: 88%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial Ballistix Sport LT DDR4 2400 C16 4x8GB-$179
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
78.7% Very good
MC Read 28
MC Write 31.2
MC Mixed 24.7
80% 28 GB/s
SC Read 17.9
SC Write 31.6
SC Mixed 24.5
70% 24.7 GB/s
Latency 76.6
52% 76.6 ns
Poor: 70%
This bench: 78.7%
Great: 88%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds (explanation by AdoredTV).

Typical Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12) Builds (Compare 5,115 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer

Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12) - $143

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 101% - Outstanding Total price: $989
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