MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 88%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 75%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (22nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 78 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 86.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics99.7% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
SystemMSI MS-7A12
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)  (all builds)
Memory9.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161221
Uptime0.8 Days
Run DateAug 02 '20 at 13:14
Run Duration143 Seconds
Run User KWT-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-7700K-$379
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
86.6% Excellent
Memory 91.1
1-Core 118
2-Core 236
86% 148 Pts
4-Core 442
8-Core 693
72% 568 Pts
64-Core 700
47% 700 Pts
Poor: 78%
This bench: 86.6%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$540
CLim: 2012 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 451.67
Performing below potential (20th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
99.7% Outstanding
Lighting 374
Reflection 342
Parallax 328
98% 348 fps
MRender 241
Gravity 371
Splatting 246
100% 286 fps
Poor: 93%
This bench: 99.7%
Great: 117%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow UV400 240GB-$47
11GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0C3J96R9
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 360
Write 409
Mixed 310
80% 360 MB/s
4K Read 31.2
4K Write 80.1
4K Mixed 34.5
134% 48.6 MB/s
DQ Read 300
DQ Write 279
DQ Mixed 208
178% 262 MB/s
Poor: 50% Great: 88%
Kingston A400 480GB-$53
447GB free
Firmware: SBFKB1D1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 315 253 373 280 369 286 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
40.8% Average
Read 204
Write 97
Mixed 81.5
SusWrite 313
39% 174 MB/s
4K Read 12.8
4K Write 19.3
4K Mixed 10.2
43% 14.1 MB/s
DQ Read 14.5
DQ Write 15.5
DQ Mixed 14.4
11% 14.8 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 40.8%
Great: 102%
WD Blue 4TB (2015)-$88
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 119 118 119 119 117 119 MB/s
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
69.2% Good
Read 123
Write 119
Mixed 68.4
SusWrite 118
78% 107 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
197% 1.47 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 69.2%
Great: 104%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below potential (22nd percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
75.3% Very good
MC Read 29.1
MC Write 28.3
MC Mixed 21.5
75% 26.3 GB/s
SC Read 18.8
SC Write 30.8
SC Mixed 22.7
69% 24.1 GB/s
Latency 65.6
61% 65.6 ns
Poor: 57%
This bench: 75.3%
Great: 107%

 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 1,793 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $914
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