MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 87%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (50th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 50 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 79.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics93.7% 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 Drive56.9% 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 (16%). 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)
Memory13.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161221
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 21 '17 at 18:02
Run Duration151 Seconds
Run User DNK-User
Background CPU 16%

 PC Performing as expected (50th 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 i5-6500-$180
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
79.6% Very good
SC Int 107
SC Float 114
SC Mixed 110
88% 110 Pts
QC Int 396
QC Float 425
QC Mixed 413
93% 411 Pts
MC Int 403
MC Float 426
MC Mixed 416
62% 415 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 79.6%
Great: 80%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980 Ti-$560
Asus(1043 855C) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1316 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 381.65
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
93.7% Outstanding
Lighting 305
Reflection 278
Parallax 311
95% 298 fps
MRender 180
Gravity 271
Splatting 192
93% 214 fps
Poor: 69%
This bench: 93.7%
Great: 117%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Transcend SSD220 240GB-$105
223GB free
Firmware: P0624AA Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (85th percentile)
71.7% Very good
Read 477
Write 230
Mixed 269
72% 325 MB/s
4K Read 24.3
4K Write 56.7
4K Mixed 22.5
96% 34.5 MB/s
DQ Read 275
DQ Write 166
DQ Mixed 10.2
64% 150 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 71.7%
Great: 77%
Intel 600p Series NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$130
203GB free
Firmware: 100C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Relative performance (0th percentile)
56.9% Above average
Read 213
Write 178
Mixed 797
90% 396 MB/s
4K Read 18.8
4K Write 128
4K Mixed 16.8
118% 54.7 MB/s
DQ Read 25
DQ Write 125
DQ Mixed 16.5
30% 55.5 MB/s
Poor: 71%
This bench: 56.9%
Great: 161%
Intel Raid 0 Volume 1TB
267GB free
Firmware: 1.0.
4KALIGNED
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
59.4% Above average
Read 92.4
Write 114
Mixed 94.1
75% 100 MB/s
4K Read 0.71
4K Write 2.33
4K Mixed 0.4
118% 1.15 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 59.4%
Great: 168%
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 above expectations (92nd percentile)
94.6% Outstanding
MC Read 33.6
MC Write 37
MC Mixed 30.7
96% 33.8 GB/s
SC Read 19.8
SC Write 38.1
SC Mixed 27.6
82% 28.5 GB/s
Latency 60.7
66% 60.7 ns
Poor: 49%
This bench: 94.6%
Great: 97%
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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 3,133 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: 81% - Excellent Total price: $1,150
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