MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (66th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 34 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 95.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Boot Drive104% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (11%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A12
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)  (all builds)
Memory12.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit Farben
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160724
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 13 '18 at 22:30
Run Duration88 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU 11%

 PC Performing above expectations (66th 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-$332
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
95.5% Outstanding
SC Int 99.1
SC Float 139
SC Mixed 137
100% 125 Pts
QC Int 431
QC Float 478
QC Mixed 461
103% 456 Pts
MC Int 651
MC Float 760
MC Mixed 732
107% 715 Pts
Poor: 78%
This bench: 95.5%
Great: 105%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WDC WD20EZRZ-00Z5HB0 250GB
31GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
104% Outstanding
Read 509
Write 459
Mixed 476
107% 481 MB/s
4K Read 41.4
4K Write 121
4K Mixed 29
164% 63.9 MB/s
DQ Read 45.4
DQ Write 303
DQ Mixed 98.6
98% 149 MB/s
Poor: 113%
This bench: 104%
Great: 133%
WD Blue 2TB (2015)-$66
937GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
76.7% Very good
Read 138
Write 129
Mixed 128
99% 132 MB/s
4K Read 0.61
4K Write 1.99
4K Mixed 0.25
90% 0.95 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 76.7%
Great: 87%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2133 C13 2x8GB-$187
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
73% Very good
MC Read 26.1
MC Write 28.2
MC Mixed 22.3
73% 25.5 GB/s
SC Read 19
SC Write 28.8
SC Mixed 19.6
64% 22.5 GB/s
Latency 63.5
63% 63.5 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 73%
Great: 80%
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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 3,649 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $1,198
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