MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 108%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (40th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 60 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 92.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics130% 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 Drive58% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (15%). 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)
Memory10.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170503
Uptime1.8 Days
Run DateJan 24 '18 at 13:13
Run Duration117 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU 15%

 PC Performing as expected (40th 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 i7-7700K-$285
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (20th percentile)
92.3% Outstanding
SC Int 123
SC Float 141
SC Mixed 128
104% 131 Pts
QC Int 428
QC Float 463
QC Mixed 455
102% 449 Pts
MC Int 665
MC Float 782
MC Mixed 692
106% 713 Pts
Poor: 84%
This bench: 92.3%
Great: 111%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$550
PNY(196E 119E) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2012 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 390.65
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
130% Outstanding
Lighting 415
Reflection 398
Parallax 415
128% 409 fps
MRender 244
Gravity 402
Splatting 257
131% 301 fps
Poor: 93%
This bench: 130%
Great: 140%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow UV400 120GB-$48
32GB free
Firmware: 0C3J96R9 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
58% Above average
Read 471
Write 186
Mixed 211
63% 289 MB/s
4K Read 31.2
4K Write 57.7
4K Mixed 10.7
91% 33.2 MB/s
DQ Read 29.2
DQ Write 53.3
DQ Mixed 10.5
17% 31 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 58%
Great: 63%
Hitachi HUA723020ALA641 2TB-$78
532GB free
Firmware: MK7OA840 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
68.2% Good
Read 140
Write 97.3
Mixed 102
85% 113 MB/s
4K Read 0.72
4K Write 2.21
4K Mixed 0.34
109% 1.09 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 68.2%
Great: 86%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2666 C15 2x8GB-$75
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
46.1% Average
MC Read 16.1
MC Write 15.6
MC Mixed 13.1
43% 14.9 GB/s
SC Read 14.1
SC Write 16.6
SC Mixed 15.8
44% 15.5 GB/s
Latency 59.8
67% 59.8 ns
Poor: 48%
This bench: 46.1%
Great: 101%
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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 4,375 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer

Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12) - $143

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $1,217
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