MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 110%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (70th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 30 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 87.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics135% 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 Drive77.6% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait 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 (37%). 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)
Memory10.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160724
Uptime0.7 Days
Run DateDec 04 '16 at 16:14
Run Duration110 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 37%

 PC Performing above expectations (70th 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-$315
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
87.1% Excellent
SC Int 120
SC Float 127
SC Mixed 124
99% 124 Pts
QC Int 409
QC Float 442
QC Mixed 422
96% 424 Pts
MC Int 622
MC Float 708
MC Mixed 672
100% 668 Pts
Poor: 81%
This bench: 87.1%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$548
MSI(1462 3367) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 376.9
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
135% Outstanding
Lighting 454
Reflection 403
Parallax 426
133% 428 fps
MRender 248
Gravity 433
Splatting 261
129% 314 fps
Poor: 101%
This bench: 135%
Great: 143%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Adata Premier SP550 480GB-$159
346GB free
Firmware: P0330AA Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
77.6% Very good
Read 484
Write 245
Mixed 269
73% 333 MB/s
4K Read 30.8
4K Write 66
4K Mixed 23.6
112% 40.1 MB/s
DQ Read 269
DQ Write 178
DQ Mixed 14.8
67% 154 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 77.6%
Great: 78%
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB-$109
645GB free
Firmware: 1AJ10001 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
77.3% Very good
Read 129
Write 140
Mixed 133
101% 134 MB/s
4K Read 0.84
4K Write 2.64
4K Mixed 0.6
150% 1.36 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 77.3%
Great: 84%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown DDR4 3000 2OZ 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
72.9% Very good
MC Read 27.5
MC Write 27.7
MC Mixed 20.4
72% 25.2 GB/s
SC Read 18
SC Write 29.5
SC Mixed 22.6
67% 23.4 GB/s
Latency 60.6
66% 60.6 ns
Poor: 62%
This bench: 72.9%
Great: 97%
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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 3,040 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12) - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 86% - Excellent Total price: $1,071
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