MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 72%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (55th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 45 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 85%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics74.2% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive63% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
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 (13%). 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)
Memory11.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit cores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160724
Uptime2.7 Days
Run DateJun 19 '17 at 15:19
Run Duration179 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU 13%

 PC Performing as expected (55th 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-$317
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
85% Excellent
SC Int 119
SC Float 127
SC Mixed 123
98% 123 Pts
QC Int 410
QC Float 449
QC Mixed 410
96% 423 Pts
MC Int 574
MC Float 644
MC Mixed 640
93% 619 Pts
Poor: 77%
This bench: 85%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$287
Nvidia(10DE 1C03) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 382.33
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
74.2% Very good
Lighting 234
Reflection 202
Parallax 216
70% 217 fps
MRender 152
Gravity 217
Splatting 170
77% 180 fps
Poor: 63%
This bench: 74.2%
Great: 79%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
LDLC 128GB
66GB free
Firmware: P0316B Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
63% Good
Read 484
Write 146
Mixed 230
62% 286 MB/s
4K Read 24.7
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 3.12
100% 46.5 MB/s
DQ Read 185
DQ Write 152
DQ Mixed 19.1
55% 119 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 63%
Great: 80%
Seagate M3 2TB
2TB free
Firmware: 0707
4KALIGNED
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
62.8% Good
Read 98.4
Write 120
Mixed 77.5
74% 98.7 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 1.45
4K Mixed 0.13
95% 0.96 MB/s
Poor: 18%
This bench: 62.8%
Great: 70%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$65
967GB free
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
91.9% Outstanding
Read 160
Write 161
Mixed 155
120% 159 MB/s
4K Read 0.74
4K Write 1.38
4K Mixed 0.23
82% 0.78 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 91.9%
Great: 109%
Seagate Expansion 500GB
173GB free, PID 2320
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
19.5% Very poor
Read 39.8
Write 38.8
Mixed 35.9
49% 38.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.32
4K Write 1.67
4K Mixed 0.31
68% 0.77 MB/s
Poor: 11%
This bench: 19.5%
Great: 39%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2400 C15 2x8GB-$119
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
70% Good
MC Read 26.5
MC Write 26.1
MC Mixed 20.6
70% 24.4 GB/s
SC Read 16.9
SC Write 26.1
SC Mixed 21.2
61% 21.4 GB/s
Latency 62.8
64% 62.8 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 70%
Great: 85%
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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 3,170 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 86% - Excellent Total price: $1,080
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