MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 58%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (53rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 47 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle typical workstation, and even moderate server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 107%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics53.5% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive39.7% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce 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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 8 years and 2 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A12
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)  (all builds)
Memory12.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20160512
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateMay 23 '17 at 07:43
Run Duration195 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing as expected (53rd 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-$314
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.6 GHz
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
107% Outstanding
SC Int 140
SC Float 147
SC Mixed 144
115% 143 Pts
QC Int 521
QC Float 548
QC Mixed 538
121% 536 Pts
MC Int 715
MC Float 804
MC Mixed 768
114% 762 Pts
Poor: 81%
This bench: 107%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$91
CLim: 2113 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 382.19
Performing below potential (4th percentile) - Disable monitor sync before benchmarking (144 fps cap detected)
53.5% Above average
Lighting 144
Reflection 144
Parallax 143
44% 143 fps
MRender 144
Gravity 144
Splatting 144
60% 144 fps
Poor: 87%
This bench: 53.5%
Great: 143%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB-$65
60GB free
Firmware: 506ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
39.7% Below average
Read 161
Write 87
Mixed 103
26% 117 MB/s
4K Read 14.9
4K Write 86.1
4K Mixed 12.7
84% 37.9 MB/s
DQ Read 64.6
DQ Write 87.7
DQ Mixed 20.2
31% 57.5 MB/s
Poor: 29%
This bench: 39.7%
Great: 64%
Samsung PM810 2.5" 7mm 128GB
32GB free
Firmware: AXM06D1Q Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
42.7% Average
Read 233
Write 240
Mixed 110
43% 194 MB/s
4K Read 17.7
4K Write 40.9
4K Mixed 5.86
56% 21.5 MB/s
DQ Read 88
DQ Write 40.4
DQ Mixed 8.31
21% 45.6 MB/s
Poor: 24%
This bench: 42.7%
Great: 47%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$50
536GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
91.6% Outstanding
Read 163
Write 156
Mixed 124
110% 148 MB/s
4K Read 0.79
4K Write 2.68
4K Mixed 0.35
122% 1.28 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 91.6%
Great: 107%
SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 16GB-$9
2GB free, PID 5583
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
9.77% Terrible
Read 35.1
Write 15
Mixed 17.2
25% 22.4 MB/s
4K Read 5.04
4K Write 0.07
4K Mixed 0.17
27% 1.76 MB/s
Poor: 10%
This bench: 9.77%
Great: 33%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown TEAMGROUP-UD4-2400 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
80% Excellent
MC Read 30.1
MC Write 30.8
MC Mixed 22.9
80% 27.9 GB/s
SC Read 17.1
SC Write 31.9
SC Mixed 24.3
70% 24.4 GB/s
Latency 55.3
72% 55.3 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 80%
Great: 88%
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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 2,900 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
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: 84% - Excellent Total price: $1,106
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