MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (37th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 63 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 very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 78.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics69% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive113% 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.
SystemMSI MS-7A12
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)  (all builds)
Memory22.8 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit kolorów
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151214
Uptime1.2 Days
Run DateMar 15 '19 at 10:55
Run Duration160 Seconds
Run User POL-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing below expectations (37th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-6700K-$281
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
78.7% Very good
1-Core 135
2-Core 258
93% 196 Pts
4-Core 438
8-Core 666
71% 552 Pts
64-Core 674
45% 674 Pts
Poor: 56%
This bench: 78.7%
Great: 91%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$409
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 417.71
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
69% Good
Lighting 270
Reflection 256
Parallax 264
69% 263 fps
MRender 180
Gravity 261
Splatting 197
68% 213 fps
Poor: 70%
This bench: 69%
Great: 86%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$80
105GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 439 439 332 296 208 196 MB/s
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
113% Outstanding
Read 500
Write 416
Mixed 363
SusWrite 318
90% 400 MB/s
4K Read 43.9
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 60.9
207% 74.1 MB/s
DQ Read 45.6
DQ Write 342
DQ Mixed 285
193% 224 MB/s
Poor: 73%
This bench: 113%
Great: 134%
WD Blue 500GB (2010)-$20
64GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 0 73 76 75 76 75 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
38.4% Below average
Read 71
Write 71
Mixed 56.5
SusWrite 62.5
48% 65.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.6
116% 0.83 MB/s
Poor: 23%
This bench: 38.4%
Great: 70%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB-$59
128GB free
Firmware: JC4B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 102 105 106 105 105 104 MB/s
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
62.8% Good
Read 114
Write 107
Mixed 63.2
SusWrite 104
71% 97.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.9
159% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 31%
This bench: 62.8%
Great: 68%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB-$22
47GB free
Firmware: JC4B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 87 86 89 89 88 88 MB/s
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
51.1% Above average
Read 90
Write 92.5
Mixed 59
SusWrite 87.8
61% 82.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 1
174% 1.17 MB/s
Poor: 27%
This bench: 51.1%
Great: 71%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR4 2400 C14 2x16GB
2 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below potential (5th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
43.1% Average
MC Read 14
MC Write 15.5
MC Mixed 12.6
40% 14 GB/s
SC Read 13
SC Write 15.4
SC Mixed 14.5
41% 14.3 GB/s
Latency 64.7
62% 64.7 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 43.1%
Great: 91%
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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 6,357 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Gunboat

Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12) - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $985
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