MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 104%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 100%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (71st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 29 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 103%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics108% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive81.5% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (11%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
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 Farben,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170503
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 13 '17 at 15:17
Run Duration141 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU 11%

 PC Performing above expectations (71st 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-$206
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
103% Outstanding
SC Int 137
SC Float 145
SC Mixed 142
113% 141 Pts
QC Int 517
QC Float 551
QC Mixed 532
121% 533 Pts
MC Int 538
MC Float 567
MC Mixed 547
82% 550 Pts
Poor: 69%
This bench: 103%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$410
MSI(1462 3303) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2037 MHz, MLim: 2027 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 384.94
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
108% Outstanding
Lighting 348
Reflection 315
Parallax 331
106% 331 fps
MRender 211
Gravity 316
Splatting 245
110% 257 fps
Poor: 89%
This bench: 108%
Great: 110%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$150
191GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
4KALIGNED
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
111% Outstanding
Read 504
Write 376
Mixed 410
96% 430 MB/s
4K Read 33.3
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 52.2
171% 62.2 MB/s
DQ Read 365
DQ Write 274
DQ Mixed 133
150% 257 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 111%
Great: 118%
Samsung 750 EVO 250GB-$140
144GB free
Firmware: MAT01B6Q
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
81.5% Excellent
Read 484
Write 255
Mixed 274
74% 338 MB/s
4K Read 28.7
4K Write 63.1
4K Mixed 29
114% 40.3 MB/s
DQ Read 353
DQ Write 176
DQ Mixed 69.1
103% 200 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 81.5%
Great: 89%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$50
333GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
4KALIGNED
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
62.8% Good
Read 109
Write 110
Mixed 110
83% 110 MB/s
4K Read 1.14
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 0.34
134% 1.36 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 62.8%
Great: 105%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB-$141
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
78.2% Very good
MC Read 28
MC Write 29.4
MC Mixed 24.3
78% 27.2 GB/s
SC Read 19.7
SC Write 30.5
SC Mixed 25.1
72% 25.1 GB/s
Latency 61.1
66% 61.1 ns
Poor: 39%
This bench: 78.2%
Great: 81%
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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 3,148 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) - $143

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 82% - Excellent Total price: $1,127
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HDDRAMUSB
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