MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (28th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 72 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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 78.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics53.3% 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 Drive105% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait times.
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.
High background CPU (21%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
8 days ago, 8 days ago.
SystemMSI MS-7A12
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)  (all builds)
Memory12.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180704
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJan 13 '19 at 01:21
Run Duration143 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 21%

 PC Performing below expectations (28th 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-$290
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
78.8% Very good
SC Int 114
SC Float 123
SC Mixed 116
94% 118 Pts
QC Int 355
QC Float 383
QC Mixed 377
84% 372 Pts
MC Int 549
MC Float 626
MC Mixed 581
88% 585 Pts
Poor: 75%
This bench: 78.8%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$498
CLim: 2012 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 417.35
Performing below potential (6th percentile) - Disable monitor sync before benchmarking (143 fps cap detected)
53.3% Above average
Lighting 143
Reflection 143
Parallax 143
44% 143 fps
MRender 143
Gravity 143
Splatting 143
60% 143 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 53.3%
Great: 141%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel 600p Series NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$105
74GB free (System drive)
Firmware: PSF100C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 569 195 72 98 108 64 MB/s
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
105% Outstanding
Read 861
Write 301
Mixed 40.5
SusWrite 184
75% 347 MB/s
4K Read 32.7
4K Write 19.3
4K Mixed 51.4
126% 34.5 MB/s
DQ Read 278
DQ Write 536
DQ Mixed 317
266% 377 MB/s
Poor: 82%
This bench: 105%
Great: 130%
SanDisk X400 512GB-$178
392GB free
Firmware: X4140000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 315 300 293 294 290 290 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
65.9% Good
Read 272
Write 230
Mixed 168
SusWrite 297
54% 242 MB/s
4K Read 13.4
4K Write 54.4
4K Mixed 21.4
76% 29.7 MB/s
DQ Read 334
DQ Write 266
DQ Mixed 201
177% 267 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 65.9%
Great: 103%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$45
931GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 177 178 177 177 179 179 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
104% Outstanding
Read 184
Write 172
Mixed 107
SusWrite 178
118% 160 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1.2
235% 1.73 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 104%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown DDR4 3000 2OZ 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
71.8% Very good
MC Read 25.3
MC Write 28.1
MC Mixed 22.6
72% 25.3 GB/s
SC Read 16.7
SC Write 26.7
SC Mixed 21.4
62% 21.6 GB/s
Latency 67.2
60% 67.2 ns
Poor: 69%
This bench: 71.8%
Great: 110%
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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 4,633 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 101% - Outstanding Total price: $968
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HDDRAMUSB
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WD Blue 1TB (2012) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $120SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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