MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (29th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 71 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 73.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics104% 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 Drive87.1% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum 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.
SystemMSI MS-7A12
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)  (all builds)
Memory8.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display3440 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors, 3440 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160222
Uptime8.9 Days
Run DateNov 29 '19 at 23:41
Run Duration126 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing below expectations (29th 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-$299
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
73.6% Very good
1-Core 121
2-Core 230
83% 176 Pts
4-Core 373
8-Core 534
59% 454 Pts
64-Core 471
32% 471 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 73.6%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$540
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 441.20
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
104% Outstanding
Lighting 539
Reflection 357
Parallax 428
142% 441 fps
MRender 228
Gravity 388
Splatting 242
103% 286 fps
Poor: 94%
This bench: 104%
Great: 114%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk X400 1TB-$116
310GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X4120000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 278 262 260 254 259 255 MB/s
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
87.1% Excellent
Read 445
Write 356
Mixed 194
SusWrite 261
70% 314 MB/s
4K Read 33.9
4K Write 96.2
4K Mixed 28.3
138% 52.8 MB/s
DQ Read 310
DQ Write 236
DQ Mixed 184
162% 243 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 87.1%
Great: 108%
Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB-$57
2TB free
Firmware: MX4OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 96 90 97 91 91 87 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
43.8% Average
Read 60.8
Write 115
Mixed 9.5
SusWrite 91.9
50% 69.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.2
49% 0.47 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 43.8%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL F4 DDR4 2800 C15 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
72.2% Very good
MC Read 24.9
MC Write 28.3
MC Mixed 23.1
73% 25.4 GB/s
SC Read 16.3
SC Write 25.9
SC Mixed 22.3
61% 21.5 GB/s
Latency 64.2
62% 64.2 ns
Poor: 67%
This bench: 72.2%
Great: 117%
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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 7,237 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: 64% - Good Total price: $911
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