MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (22nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 78 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 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 77.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics65.8% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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 (43%). 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)
Memory6.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit cores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160512
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 09 '17 at 11:43
Run Duration126 Seconds
Run User ROU-User
Background CPU 43%

 PC Performing below expectations (22nd 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-$300
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
77.4% Very good
SC Int 118
SC Float 121
SC Mixed 114
94% 117 Pts
QC Int 362
QC Float 402
QC Mixed 364
85% 376 Pts
MC Int 586
MC Float 638
MC Mixed 625
92% 616 Pts
Poor: 80%
This bench: 77.4%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$535
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 376.33
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
65.8% Good
Lighting 204
Reflection 177
Parallax 394
84% 258 fps
MRender 20
Gravity 195
Splatting 143
52% 119 fps
Poor: 102%
This bench: 65.8%
Great: 142%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX300 1TB-$270
656GB free
Firmware: M0CR040 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
88.2% Excellent
Read 481
Write 334
Mixed 340
85% 385 MB/s
4K Read 27.7
4K Write 81.2
4K Mixed 27.3
120% 45.4 MB/s
DQ Read 340
DQ Write 225
DQ Mixed 50.9
100% 205 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 88.2%
Great: 87%
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$90
120GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 64% Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL F4 DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
52.3% Above average
MC Read 18.3
MC Write 18
MC Mixed 15
49% 17.1 GB/s
SC Read 16
SC Write 18.8
SC Mixed 16.7
49% 17.2 GB/s
Latency 53.7
74% 53.7 ns
Poor: 54%
This bench: 52.3%
Great: 107%
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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 3,343 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) - $143

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 79% - Very good Total price: $1,168
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HDDRAMUSB
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Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $60Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $215SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $10
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