MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 106%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 105%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (74th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 26 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 113%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics106% 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 Drive110% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A12
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)  (all builds)
Memory29.1 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170503
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateSep 13 '18 at 21:51
Run Duration150 Seconds
Run User IDN-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (74th 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 i5-6600K-$230
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
113% Outstanding
SC Int 145
SC Float 156
SC Mixed 150
120% 151 Pts
QC Int 563
QC Float 602
QC Mixed 598
133% 588 Pts
MC Int 572
MC Float 606
MC Mixed 593
88% 590 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 113%
Great: 104%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$344
Gigabyte(1458 3772) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2025 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 399.24
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
106% Outstanding
Lighting 330
Reflection 303
Parallax 354
105% 329 fps
MRender 203
Gravity 305
Splatting 237
107% 248 fps
Poor: 84%
This bench: 106%
Great: 110%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel 600p Series NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$106
94GB free (System drive)
Firmware: PSF100C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 493 230 146 98 113 77 MB/s
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
110% Outstanding
Read 813
Write 580
Mixed 565
SusWrite 193
120% 538 MB/s
4K Read 30.9
4K Write 159
4K Mixed 52.6
199% 81 MB/s
DQ Read 28.2
DQ Write 179
DQ Mixed 46.9
53% 84.8 MB/s
Poor: 78%
This bench: 110%
Great: 128%
WD Green 3TB (2011)-$80
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 135 137 134 137 135 133 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
75.6% Very good
Read 128
Write 129
Mixed 80.2
SusWrite 135
87% 118 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.9
178% 1.33 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 75.6%
Great: 83%
WD Re 2TB-$54
306GB free
Firmware: 01.01D02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 91 91 90 92 92 92 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
53.4% Above average
Read 94
Write 96.2
Mixed 68.5
SusWrite 91.3
64% 87.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 3.1
4K Mixed 0.9
195% 1.63 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 53.4%
Great: 83%
WD Green 2TB (2012)-$63
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 134 132 133 132 130 135 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
77.6% Very good
Read 137
Write 136
Mixed 90.8
SusWrite 133
91% 124 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
193% 1.47 MB/s
Poor: 38%
This bench: 77.6%
Great: 84%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial Ballistix Sport LT DDR4 2400 C16 4x8GB-$308
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
85.7% Excellent
MC Read 30.2
MC Write 32.7
MC Mixed 28
87% 30.3 GB/s
SC Read 19.4
SC Write 33.5
SC Mixed 26.1
75% 26.3 GB/s
Latency 62
64% 62 ns
Poor: 71%
This bench: 85.7%
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 5,135 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: 94% - Outstanding Total price: $1,074
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