MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 88%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (47th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 53 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 82%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics95.9% 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 Drive81.7% 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.
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 (11%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
8 months ago, 8 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7A12
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)  (all builds)
Memory4.5 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160222
Uptime1.7 Days
Run DateJan 13 '18 at 06:53
Run Duration110 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 11%

 PC Performing as expected (47th 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-$210
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
82% Excellent
SC Int 107
SC Float 111
SC Mixed 109
87% 109 Pts
QC Int 416
QC Float 442
QC Mixed 433
98% 430 Pts
MC Int 405
MC Float 438
MC Mixed 427
63% 423 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 82%
Great: 104%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$344
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 390.65
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
95.9% Outstanding
Lighting 290
Reflection 279
Parallax 328
94% 299 fps
MRender 192
Gravity 270
Splatting 221
97% 228 fps
Poor: 84%
This bench: 95.9%
Great: 110%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel 540s Series 120GB
19GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LSBG200 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
81.7% Excellent
Read 511
Write 133
Mixed 125
55% 257 MB/s
4K Read 30.6
4K Write 78
4K Mixed 37.2
135% 48.6 MB/s
DQ Read 265
DQ Write 247
DQ Mixed 82
109% 198 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 81.7%
Great: 91%
Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB-$40
301GB free
Firmware: MS2OA750 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
80.9% Excellent
Read 140
Write 142
Mixed 138
105% 140 MB/s
4K Read 0.54
4K Write 1.52
4K Mixed 0.16
69% 0.74 MB/s
Poor: 38%
This bench: 80.9%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown DDR4 2800 2OZ 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
69.7% Good
MC Read 26.4
MC Write 26.3
MC Mixed 21.6
71% 24.8 GB/s
SC Read 15.8
SC Write 24.1
SC Mixed 20.6
58% 20.2 GB/s
Latency 70.1
57% 70.1 ns
Poor: 55%
This bench: 69.7%
Great: 92%
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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 5,127 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: 94% - Outstanding Total price: $1,074
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