MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 77%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (70th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 30 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 100%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics81.8% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load times.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (16%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
4 days ago, 1 day ago.
SystemMSI MS-7A12
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)  (all builds)
Memory4.4 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.8 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151224
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateDec 07 '17 at 16:20
Run Duration117 Seconds
Run User PHL-User
Background CPU 16%

 PC Performing above expectations (70th 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 i5-6600-$210
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
100% Outstanding
SC Int 132
SC Float 140
SC Mixed 136
109% 136 Pts
QC Int 516
QC Float 546
QC Mixed 526
120% 529 Pts
MC Int 493
MC Float 534
MC Mixed 511
77% 513 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 100%
Great: 87%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$260
CLim: 2113 MHz, MLim: 2142 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 388.31
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
81.8% Excellent
Lighting 264
Reflection 222
Parallax 238
79% 241 fps
MRender 164
Gravity 238
Splatting 187
84% 196 fps
Poor: 64%
This bench: 81.8%
Great: 79%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba MQ01ABC150 1.5TB
127GB free
Firmware: AQ001U Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
39.3% Below average
Read 74.1
Write 62.8
Mixed 73.5
53% 70.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.27
4K Write 1.27
4K Mixed 0.12
48% 0.56 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 39.3%
Great: 60%
Samsung HD161GJ 160GB-$25
65GB free
Firmware: 1AC01116 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
47.8% Average
Read 88.9
Write 77.7
Mixed 62.8
57% 76.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.58
4K Write 1.52
4K Mixed 0.39
96% 0.83 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 47.8%
Great: 63%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX 2400 C15 1x8GB
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2781 MHz
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
48.6% Average
MC Read 18.6
MC Write 16.5
MC Mixed 13
46% 16 GB/s
SC Read 14.8
SC Write 16
SC Mixed 14.3
43% 15 GB/s
Latency 56.8
70% 56.8 ns
Poor: 35%
This bench: 48.6%
Great: 47%
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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 3,331 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) - $143

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $1,113
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