MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (56th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 44 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 83.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics42.4% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive72.9% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
High background CPU (24%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7A12
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)  (all builds)
Memory27.7 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.8 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151214
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 13 '18 at 18:02
Run Duration121 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 24%

 PC Performing as expected (56th 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-$320
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
83.5% Excellent
SC Int 116
SC Float 129
SC Mixed 119
97% 121 Pts
QC Int 384
QC Float 412
QC Mixed 404
91% 400 Pts
MC Int 631
MC Float 683
MC Mixed 642
98% 652 Pts
Poor: 77%
This bench: 83.5%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$200
Gigabyte(1458 36D2) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1575 MHz, MLim: 1802 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.71
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
42.4% Average
Lighting 139
Reflection 120
Parallax 133
42% 131 fps
MRender 81.6
Gravity 126
Splatting 87
42% 98.2 fps
Poor: 32%
This bench: 42.4%
Great: 45%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel 535 Series 120GB-$153
28GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RG21 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
72.9% Very good
Read 467
Write 204
Mixed 261
68% 311 MB/s
4K Read 23.7
4K Write 93.6
4K Mixed 23.4
116% 46.9 MB/s
DQ Read 156
DQ Write 174
DQ Mixed 39.9
64% 123 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 72.9%
Great: 77%
WD Black 2TB (2013)-$114
681GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
76.3% Very good
Read 132
Write 133
Mixed 128
99% 131 MB/s
4K Read 0.51
4K Write 2.99
4K Mixed 0.29
109% 1.26 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 76.3%
Great: 110%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2800 C16 2x16GB
2 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2800 MHz
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
86.8% Excellent
MC Read 30.6
MC Write 34.9
MC Mixed 27.2
88% 30.9 GB/s
SC Read 18.9
SC Write 31.4
SC Mixed 25.6
72% 25.3 GB/s
Latency 58.8
68% 58.8 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 86.8%
Great: 104%
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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 4,684 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12) - $143

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 89% - Excellent Total price: $1,131
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