MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (59th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 41 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 94.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Boot Drive75.1% 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A12
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)  (all builds)
Memory11.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit Farben
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160724
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 12 '17 at 21:13
Run Duration85 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing as expected (59th 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-$309
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
94.8% Outstanding
SC Int 133
SC Float 141
SC Mixed 136
109% 137 Pts
QC Int 432
QC Float 466
QC Mixed 455
102% 451 Pts
MC Int 686
MC Float 772
MC Mixed 742
110% 733 Pts
Poor: 78%
This bench: 94.8%
Great: 107%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 750 EVO 120GB-$85
40GB free
Firmware: MAT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
75.1% Very good
Read 496
Write 276
Mixed 276
77% 349 MB/s
4K Read 42.3
4K Write 72.1
4K Mixed 17.2
124% 43.8 MB/s
DQ Read 42.9
DQ Write 78.1
DQ Mixed 17.1
25% 46 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 75.1%
Great: 87%
WD Blue 2TB (2015)-$67
1TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
78.3% Very good
Read 140
Write 132
Mixed 130
101% 134 MB/s
4K Read 0.84
4K Write 2.22
4K Mixed 0.28
107% 1.11 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 78.3%
Great: 87%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS8G4D240FSB.16FBD 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
82% Excellent
MC Read 29.5
MC Write 31.9
MC Mixed 24.8
82% 28.7 GB/s
SC Read 16.9
SC Write 34.5
SC Mixed 25.5
73% 25.6 GB/s
Latency 59.2
68% 59.2 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 82%
Great: 89%
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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 3,194 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: 88% - Excellent Total price: $1,036
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