MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 87%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battle cruiser
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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 91.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics87.8% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D 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 Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i7-6700K-$291
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
91.4% Outstanding
SC Int 131
SC Float 140
SC Mixed 135
108% 135 Pts
QC Int 414
QC Float 458
QC Mixed 438
99% 436 Pts
MC Int 607
MC Float 729
MC Mixed 674
100% 670 Pts
Poor: 77%
This bench: 91.4%
Great: 104%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$330
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 417.71
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
87.8% Excellent
Lighting 270
Reflection 256
Parallax 264
83% 263 fps
MRender 180
Gravity 261
Splatting 197
92% 213 fps
Poor: 73%
This bench: 87.8%
Great: 109%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$105
105GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 439 439 332 296 208 196 MB/s
Performing as expected (42nd 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: 77%
This bench: 113%
Great: 134%
WD Blue 500GB (2010)-$26
64GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 0 73 76 75 76 75 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (16th 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: 20%
This bench: 38.4%
Great: 70%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB-$50
128GB free
Firmware: JC4B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 102 105 106 105 105 104 MB/s
Performing above expectations (78th 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: 32%
This bench: 62.8%
Great: 69%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB-$25
47GB free
Firmware: JC4B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 87 86 89 89 88 88 MB/s
Performing as expected (41st 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: 21%
This bench: 51.1%
Great: 72%
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: 90%
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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 5,157 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: $973
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AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $120Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $230Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $105
Intel Core i5-8600K $260Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti $808Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $88
HDDRAMUSB
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WD Blue 1TB (2012) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $120SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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