MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 28%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (84th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 16 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 102%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics19.3% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive101% 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)
Memory12.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.8 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160724
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateAug 13 '17 at 16:18
Run Duration140 Seconds
Run User RUS-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing above expectations (84th 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 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
102% Outstanding
SC Int 135
SC Float 143
SC Mixed 139
111% 139 Pts
QC Int 482
QC Float 489
QC Mixed 506
112% 492 Pts
MC Int 676
MC Float 778
MC Mixed 738
109% 730 Pts
Poor: 78%
This bench: 102%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 560-$180
Gigabyte(1458 3527) 1GB
CLim: 830 MHz, MLim: 1002 MHz, Ram: 1GB, Driver: 378.66
Performing below potential (67th percentile) - Disable monitor sync before benchmarking (52 fps cap detected)
19.3% Very poor
Lighting 53.2
Reflection 54
Parallax 50.3
16% 52.5 fps
MRender 52
Gravity 53.6
Splatting 47.4
22% 51 fps
Poor: 1%
This bench: 19.3%
Great: 21%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Sandisk SD7SN6S-256G-1006 256GB
156GB free
Firmware: X3511006 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
91.8% Outstanding
Read 460
Write 378
Mixed 401
92% 413 MB/s
4K Read 23.5
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 25.2
128% 53.8 MB/s
DQ Read 332
DQ Write 228
DQ Mixed 58.4
104% 206 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 91.8%
Great: 86%
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$90
143GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
101% Outstanding
Read 497
Write 402
Mixed 416
98% 439 MB/s
4K Read 35.3
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 26.5
143% 55.7 MB/s
DQ Read 348
DQ Write 277
DQ Mixed 107
136% 244 MB/s
Poor: 69%
This bench: 101%
Great: 117%
Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.C 1TB-$50
751GB free
Firmware: JP4OA3MA Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
72.9% Very good
Read 125
Write 129
Mixed 126
95% 127 MB/s
4K Read 0.47
4K Write 1.35
4K Mixed 0.35
83% 0.72 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 72.9%
Great: 75%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2400 C15 2x8GB-$85
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2800 MHz
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
91.6% Outstanding
MC Read 33
MC Write 34.8
MC Mixed 28.4
92% 32.1 GB/s
SC Read 21.1
SC Write 36.7
SC Mixed 29.4
83% 29.1 GB/s
Latency 54.3
74% 54.3 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 91.6%
Great: 91%
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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 3,201 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
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: $1,079
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HDDRAMUSB
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