MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 61%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (49th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 51 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 84.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics60.9% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive72.2% 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
7 days ago, 6 days ago.
SystemMSI MS-7A12
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)  (all builds)
Memory12.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit Farben
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160512
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateSep 14 '17 at 10:26
Run Duration113 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing as expected (49th 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-$220
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
84.5% Excellent
SC Int 108
SC Float 117
SC Mixed 113
90% 112 Pts
QC Int 433
QC Float 466
QC Mixed 445
101% 448 Pts
MC Int 428
MC Float 464
MC Mixed 446
67% 446 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 84.5%
Great: 108%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$400
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 385.41
Performing below potential (2nd percentile) - Disable monitor sync before benchmarking (163 fps cap detected)
60.9% Good
Lighting 164
Reflection 164
Parallax 163
51% 164 fps
MRender 164
Gravity 163
Splatting 163
68% 163 fps
Poor: 88%
This bench: 60.9%
Great: 111%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX300 525GB-$141
190GB free
Firmware: M0CR050 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
72.2% Very good
Read 464
Write 305
Mixed 334
81% 368 MB/s
4K Read 20.7
4K Write 50.5
4K Mixed 16.5
79% 29.3 MB/s
DQ Read 317
DQ Write 198
DQ Mixed 41.8
89% 186 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 72.2%
Great: 87%
WD Red 2TB (2012)-$79
2TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
96% Outstanding
Read 186
Write 148
Mixed 144
120% 159 MB/s
4K Read 0.86
4K Write 2.13
4K Mixed 0.27
106% 1.09 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 96%
Great: 87%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$152
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
78.7% Very good
MC Read 28.2
MC Write 29.7
MC Mixed 25.6
80% 27.8 GB/s
SC Read 17.5
SC Write 29.9
SC Mixed 24.4
68% 23.9 GB/s
Latency 65.2
61% 65.2 ns
Poor: 48%
This bench: 78.7%
Great: 103%
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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 3,375 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: 85% - Excellent Total price: $1,084
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