MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 97%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (53rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 47 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 very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 73.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics109% 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.
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.
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 (15%). 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)
Memory28.2 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160512
Uptime2 Days
Run DateAug 08 '19 at 06:18
Run Duration128 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 15%

 PC Performing as expected (53rd 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-$269
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
73.2% Very good
1-Core 120
2-Core 234
83% 177 Pts
4-Core 409
8-Core 624
66% 517 Pts
64-Core 638
43% 638 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 73.2%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$500
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
109% Outstanding
Lighting 443
Reflection 388
Parallax 416
113% 416 fps
MRender 248
Gravity 422
Splatting 258
103% 309 fps
Poor: 88%
This bench: 109%
Great: 112%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$102
368GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 453 446 463 465 455 455 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
134% Outstanding
Read 478
Write 453
Mixed 392
SusWrite 456
100% 445 MB/s
4K Read 48
4K Write 131
4K Mixed 66.9
228% 82.1 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 342
DQ Mixed 357
269% 360 MB/s
Poor: 78%
This bench: 134%
Great: 134%
WD Black 2TB (2013)-$75
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 57 88 87 106 92 87 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
61.9% Good
Read 130
Write 69.9
Mixed 34.3
SusWrite 86.3
58% 80 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.4
91% 0.6 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 61.9%
Great: 112%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2400 C15 2x16GB-$130
2 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing as expected (40th percentile)
72.8% Very good
MC Read 26.3
MC Write 27.5
MC Mixed 22.9
73% 25.6 GB/s
SC Read 17
SC Write 26.9
SC Mixed 23.7
64% 22.5 GB/s
Latency 67.1
60% 67.1 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 72.8%
Great: 91%
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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 6,185 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $1,028
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