MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (17th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 83 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 good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 74.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics74.9% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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.
Very high background CPU (34%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A12
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)  (all builds)
Memory8.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160512
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateJan 15 '20 at 20:36
Run Duration108 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 34%

 PC Performing way below expectations (17th 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-$280
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
74.8% Very good
1-Core 121
2-Core 222
82% 171 Pts
4-Core 393
8-Core 534
60% 463 Pts
64-Core 538
36% 538 Pts
Poor: 68%
This bench: 74.8%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$380
CLim: 1936 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 441.87
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
74.9% Very good
Lighting 290
Reflection 283
Parallax 293
76% 289 fps
MRender 197
Gravity 273
Splatting 222
75% 231 fps
Poor: 71%
This bench: 74.9%
Great: 85%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB-$64
9GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MX6OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 76 95 56 67 90 82 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
57.3% Above average
Read 122
Write 92.3
Mixed 40.5
SusWrite 77.5
61% 83.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.5
111% 0.83 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 57.3%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown DDR4 2800 2OZ 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
63.1% Good
MC Read 24
MC Write 22.7
MC Mixed 19.3
63% 22 GB/s
SC Read 15.3
SC Write 22.5
SC Mixed 18.2
53% 18.7 GB/s
Latency 64.7
62% 64.7 ns
Poor: 54%
This bench: 63.1%
Great: 94%
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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 7,495 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12) - $127

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $913
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