MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 78%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 102%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (75th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 25 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 105%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics73.8% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive95.9% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum 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.
SystemMSI MS-7A12
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)  (all builds)
Memory12.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170503
Uptime7 Days
Run DateJul 18 '17 at 00:50
Run Duration137 Seconds
Run User CHL-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (75th 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-$210
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
105% Outstanding
SC Int 136
SC Float 146
SC Mixed 141
113% 141 Pts
QC Int 535
QC Float 574
QC Mixed 550
125% 553 Pts
MC Int 522
MC Float 564
MC Mixed 543
81% 543 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 105%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 290X-$549
CLim: 1040 MHz, MLim: 1300 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.7.1
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
73.8% Very good
Lighting 212
Reflection 160
Parallax 278
72% 217 fps
MRender 129
Gravity 183
Splatting 180
72% 164 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 73.8%
Great: 78%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$159
262GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
121% Outstanding
Read 513
Write 412
Mixed 421
100% 449 MB/s
4K Read 48.4
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 52.5
198% 70 MB/s
DQ Read 364
DQ Write 282
DQ Mixed 129
149% 258 MB/s
Poor: 72%
This bench: 121%
Great: 117%
Samsung 840 Pro 256GB-$188
171GB free
Firmware: DXM06B0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
95.9% Outstanding
Read 518
Write 451
Mixed 499
109% 489 MB/s
4K Read 36.6
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 25.9
150% 59.5 MB/s
DQ Read 37.1
DQ Write 124
DQ Mixed 26
36% 62.3 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 95.9%
Great: 108%
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$45
444GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
72.1% Very good
Read 118
Write 133
Mixed 116
92% 122 MB/s
4K Read 0.78
4K Write 1.56
4K Mixed 0.32
97% 0.89 MB/s
Poor: 74%
This bench: 72.1%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$137
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
104% Outstanding
MC Read 37
MC Write 40.3
MC Mixed 33.2
105% 36.8 GB/s
SC Read 22.1
SC Write 41.3
SC Mixed 29.9
89% 31.1 GB/s
Latency 52
77% 52 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 104%
Great: 102%
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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 3,033 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) - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 86% - Excellent Total price: $1,071
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CPUGPUSSD
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HDDRAMUSB
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