MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 99%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 75%
Battleship
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 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 95.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics95.8% 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 Drive116% 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.
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.
Run History
4 months ago, 4 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7A12
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)  (all builds)
Memory12.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit kleuren
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161221
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 20 '17 at 00:51
Run Duration111 Seconds
Run User NLD-User
Background CPU2%

 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-$290
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
95.2% Outstanding
SC Int 132
SC Float 140
SC Mixed 135
109% 136 Pts
QC Int 441
QC Float 481
QC Mixed 459
104% 460 Pts
MC Int 682
MC Float 767
MC Mixed 744
109% 731 Pts
Poor: 79%
This bench: 95.2%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$410
CLim: 1936 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 382.5
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
95.8% Outstanding
Lighting 288
Reflection 271
Parallax 294
90% 284 fps
MRender 201
Gravity 278
Splatting 226
100% 235 fps
Poor: 88%
This bench: 95.8%
Great: 110%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$150
174GB 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 (93rd percentile)
116% Outstanding
Read 517
Write 405
Mixed 414
99% 445 MB/s
4K Read 48.6
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 45.4
188% 66.9 MB/s
DQ Read 351
DQ Write 251
DQ Mixed 29.7
96% 211 MB/s
Poor: 70%
This bench: 116%
Great: 117%
Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB-$41
615GB free
Firmware: MS2OA750 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
95.1% Outstanding
Read 186
Write 146
Mixed 164
124% 165 MB/s
4K Read 0.77
4K Write 2.02
4K Mixed 0.2
92% 0.99 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 95.1%
Great: 103%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial CT8G4DFD8213.C16FAR2 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (3rd percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
40.5% Average
MC Read 13.7
MC Write 14
MC Mixed 11.1
37% 12.9 GB/s
SC Read 12.9
SC Write 14.6
SC Mixed 14.7
40% 14.1 GB/s
Latency 65.1
61% 65.1 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 40.5%
Great: 79%
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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 3,407 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12) - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $1,082
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