MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 101%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 81%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (43rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 57 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 80.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics125% 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%
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 PC Performing as expected (43rd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-6700K-$267
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
80.5% Excellent
Memory 91.9
1-Core 121
2-Core 230
86% 148 Pts
4-Core 373
8-Core 534
59% 454 Pts
64-Core 471
32% 471 Pts
Poor: 74%
This bench: 80.5%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$450
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 441.20
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
125% Outstanding
Lighting 180
Reflection 137
Parallax 134
145% 150 fps
MRender 109
Gravity 129
Splatting 105
102% 114 fps
Poor: 95%
This bench: 125%
Great: 116%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk X400 1TB-$200
310GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X4120000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 278 262 260 254 259 255 MB/s
Performing above expectations (61st 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: 62%
This bench: 87.1%
Great: 104%
Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB-$77
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: 55%
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 below potential (20th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
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: 108%

 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 3,516 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $865
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