MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 83%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 132%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 77%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (58th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 42 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 93.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics76.1% 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 Drive301% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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.
Very high background CPU (32%). 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)
Memory12.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180125
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 17 '18 at 03:52
Run Duration199 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU 32%

 PC Performing as expected (58th 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 i5-7600K-$200
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
93.5% Outstanding
SC Int 120
SC Float 129
SC Mixed 125
100% 125 Pts
QC Int 474
QC Float 513
QC Mixed 492
112% 493 Pts
MC Int 457
MC Float 506
MC Mixed 492
72% 485 Pts
Poor: 75%
This bench: 93.5%
Great: 111%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$292
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 397.64
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
76.1% Very good
Lighting 247
Reflection 206
Parallax 223
74% 225 fps
MRender 152
Gravity 223
Splatting 167
78% 181 fps
Poor: 62%
This bench: 76.1%
Great: 78%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$200
36GB free
Firmware: 1B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
301% Outstanding
Read 2,501
Write 1,861
Mixed 1,743
451% 2,035 MB/s
4K Read 55.7
4K Write 127
4K Mixed 65.5
236% 82.8 MB/s
DQ Read 402
DQ Write 276
DQ Mixed 140
158% 273 MB/s
Poor: 191%
This bench: 301%
Great: 327%
WD Black 2TB (2013)-$109
1.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (40th percentile)
85.8% Excellent
Read 137
Write 162
Mixed 145
112% 148 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.99
4K Mixed 0.35
132% 1.41 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 85.8%
Great: 112%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX 2133 C14 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
71.2% Very good
MC Read 27.5
MC Write 28.5
MC Mixed 21.7
74% 25.9 GB/s
SC Read 12.6
SC Write 21.1
SC Mixed 17.7
49% 17.1 GB/s
Latency 64
62% 64 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 71.2%
Great: 81%
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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 4,382 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $1,217
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