MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 128%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (64th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 36 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 93.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics179% is a record breaking 3D score, it's almost off the scale. This GPU can handle all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive64.7% 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 (46%). 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)
Memory13.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160222
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateMar 13 '17 at 11:58
Run Duration87 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU 46%

 PC Performing above expectations (64th 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 i5-6600K-$215
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
93.3% Outstanding
SC Int 125
SC Float 133
SC Mixed 127
103% 128 Pts
QC Int 472
QC Float 423
QC Mixed 490
105% 462 Pts
MC Int 457
MC Float 452
MC Mixed 463
69% 457 Pts
Poor: 71%
This bench: 93.3%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti-$699
CLim: 2062 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 378.78
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
179% Outstanding
Lighting 588
Reflection 572
Parallax 611
180% 590 fps
MRender 293
Gravity 568
Splatting 314
153% 391 fps
Poor: 56%
This bench: 179%
Great: 184%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 480GB-$155
215GB free
Firmware: 605ABBF2 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
64.7% Good
Read 506
Write 292
Mixed 257
77% 352 MB/s
4K Read 22.4
4K Write 21.3
4K Mixed 18.2
69% 20.6 MB/s
DQ Read 172
DQ Write 83.5
DQ Mixed 50.6
58% 102 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 64.7%
Great: 65%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 DDR4 2133 C15 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (3rd percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
38.6% Below average
MC Read 13.6
MC Write 13.5
MC Mixed 11.5
37% 12.9 GB/s
SC Read 8.6
SC Write 14.9
SC Mixed 9.5
31% 11 GB/s
Latency 68
59% 68 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 38.6%
Great: 78%
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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 3,015 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 87% - Excellent Total price: $1,043
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