MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 102%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (41st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 59 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 77.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics119% 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.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (11%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7A12
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)  (all builds)
Memory22.2 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160222
Uptime19.4 Days
Run DateJun 06 '19 at 08:28
Run Duration159 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 11%

 PC Performing as expected (41st 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-$270
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
77.4% Very good
SC Int 116
SC Float 91.7
SC Mixed 120
87% 109 Pts
QC Int 327
QC Float 374
QC Mixed 356
80% 352 Pts
MC Int 546
MC Float 654
MC Mixed 608
90% 603 Pts
Poor: 72%
This bench: 77.4%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$528
MSI(1462 3366) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1936 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 419.67
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
119% Outstanding
Lighting 374
Reflection 355
Parallax 402
119% 377 fps
MRender 208
Gravity 374
Splatting 234
119% 272 fps
Poor: 61%
This bench: 119%
Great: 139%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk Ultra II 960GB-$137
17GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41100RL
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 478
Write 406
Mixed 302
88% 395 MB/s
4K Read 24.8
4K Write 84.4
4K Mixed 41.1
135% 50.1 MB/s
DQ Read 385
DQ Write 281
DQ Mixed 190
181% 286 MB/s
Poor: 60% Great: 105%
Samsung 850 Evo 1TB-$330
30GB free
Firmware: EMT03B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 434 459 374 291 219 175 MB/s
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
112% Outstanding
Read 487
Write 373
Mixed 417
SusWrite 325
90% 400 MB/s
4K Read 39.9
4K Write 93.5
4K Mixed 54.8
180% 62.7 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 361
271% 362 MB/s
Poor: 82%
This bench: 112%
Great: 135%
WD Red 3TB (2012)-$90
876GB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 113 116 117 115 76 102 MB/s
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
71.3% Very good
Read 142
Write 124
Mixed 71
SusWrite 106
81% 111 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
197% 1.5 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 71.3%
Great: 88%
HGST Travelstar 7K750 2.5" 750GB-$51
639GB free
Firmware: JF4OA0D0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 127 129 130 130 128 126 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
73% Very good
Read 126
Write 122
Mixed 67.7
SusWrite 128
81% 111 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
135% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 27%
This bench: 73%
Great: 68%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
71.2% Very good
MC Read 24.8
MC Write 27.7
MC Mixed 21.8
71% 24.8 GB/s
SC Read 16.8
SC Write 29.1
SC Mixed 22.5
65% 22.8 GB/s
Latency 66.9
60% 66.9 ns
Poor: 70%
This bench: 71.2%
Great: 112%
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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 5,906 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer

Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12) - $198

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 101% - Outstanding Total price: $1,035
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HDDRAMUSB
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WD Blue 1TB (2012) $37Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $75SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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