MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 97%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (63rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 37 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%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics102% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive63.6% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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 (12%). 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)
Memory10.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160512
Uptime1.7 Days
Run DateMay 17 '18 at 10:08
Run Duration170 Seconds
Run User NOR-User
Background CPU 12%

 PC Performing above expectations (63rd 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-$180
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
95% Outstanding
SC Int 122
SC Float 132
SC Mixed 129
102% 127 Pts
QC Int 480
QC Float 519
QC Mixed 496
113% 498 Pts
MC Int 487
MC Float 508
MC Mixed 502
75% 499 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 95%
Great: 107%
Graphics Cards Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$447
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 397.31
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
102% Outstanding
Lighting 316
Reflection 294
Parallax 322
98% 311 fps
MRender 210
Gravity 292
Splatting 232
105% 245 fps
Poor: 88%
This bench: 102%
Great: 111%
Intel HD 530 (Desktop Skylake)
MSI(1462 7A12) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 23.20.16.4973
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
9.98% Terrible
Lighting 25
Reflection 31.2
Parallax 26.8
8% 27.7 fps
MRender 25.2
Gravity 22.5
Splatting 38.2
12% 28.6 fps
Poor: 6%
This bench: 9.98%
Great: 10%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow UV400 240GB-$79
124GB free
Firmware: 0C3FD6SD Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
63.6% Good
Read 479
Write 167
Mixed 130
56% 259 MB/s
4K Read 30.1
4K Write 48.3
4K Mixed 11.5
86% 30 MB/s
DQ Read 291
DQ Write 146
DQ Mixed 10.7
63% 149 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 63.6%
Great: 69%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$55
146GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
85.7% Excellent
Read 166
Write 133
Mixed 140
110% 146 MB/s
4K Read 0.68
4K Write 1.62
4K Mixed 0.23
84% 0.84 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 85.7%
Great: 108%
WD Green 2TB (2011)-$68
90GB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
35% Below average
Read 63.7
Write 57.9
Mixed 60.3
46% 60.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.43
4K Write 1.41
4K Mixed 0.13
58% 0.65 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 35%
Great: 68%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston 9905622-058.A00G 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
71.6% Very good
MC Read 26.9
MC Write 26.8
MC Mixed 21.5
72% 25.1 GB/s
SC Read 17.1
SC Write 26.5
SC Mixed 22.1
63% 21.9 GB/s
Latency 63.5
63% 63.5 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 71.6%
Great: 75%
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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 4,342 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: 85% - Excellent Total price: $1,219
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