MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (48th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 52 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 87.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics99.6% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive113% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (15%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
6 months ago, 6 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7A12
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)  (all builds)
Memory28.9 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit Farben
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160724
Uptime6.5 Days
Run DateJan 11 '17 at 21:40
Run Duration81 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU 15%

 PC Performing as expected (48th 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-$295
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
87.1% Excellent
SC Int 120
SC Float 127
SC Mixed 122
98% 123 Pts
QC Int 403
QC Float 440
QC Mixed 425
96% 423 Pts
MC Int 611
MC Float 692
MC Mixed 660
98% 654 Pts
Poor: 81%
This bench: 87.1%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$390
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 376.9
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
99.6% Outstanding
Lighting 325
Reflection 293
Parallax 307
95% 308 fps
MRender 200
Gravity 297
Splatting 227
106% 241 fps
Poor: 83%
This bench: 99.6%
Great: 110%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$159
191GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
113% Outstanding
Read 509
Write 401
Mixed 413
98% 441 MB/s
4K Read 42.2
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 46.3
178% 63.9 MB/s
DQ Read 332
DQ Write 264
DQ Mixed 127
142% 241 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 113%
Great: 116%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS8G4D240FSB.16FBD2 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
79.1% Very good
MC Read 27.5
MC Write 30.5
MC Mixed 25.1
79% 27.7 GB/s
SC Read 18.3
SC Write 32.9
SC Mixed 25.3
73% 25.5 GB/s
Latency 66.3
60% 66.3 ns
Poor: 74%
This bench: 79.1%
Great: 83%
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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 3,024 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) - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 87% - Excellent Total price: $1,048
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