MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (53rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 47 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 90.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics74.4% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive109% 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.
SystemMSI MS-7A12
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)  (all builds)
Memory11.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit Farben
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161017
Uptime1 Days
Run DateMay 17 '18 at 18:56
Run Duration112 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing as expected (53rd 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-$307
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
90.8% Outstanding
SC Int 129
SC Float 134
SC Mixed 131
105% 131 Pts
QC Int 429
QC Float 455
QC Mixed 435
100% 440 Pts
MC Int 652
MC Float 729
MC Mixed 703
104% 694 Pts
Poor: 74%
This bench: 90.8%
Great: 102%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$270
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
74.4% Very good
Lighting 238
Reflection 200
Parallax 216
71% 218 fps
MRender 150
Gravity 217
Splatting 170
77% 179 fps
Poor: 62%
This bench: 74.4%
Great: 78%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$120
77GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
109% Outstanding
Read 515
Write 402
Mixed 415
99% 444 MB/s
4K Read 45.1
4K Write 96.6
4K Mixed 44.1
176% 61.9 MB/s
DQ Read 299
DQ Write 150
DQ Mixed 70.9
94% 173 MB/s
Poor: 84%
This bench: 109%
Great: 135%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB-$74
361GB free
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
80.8% Excellent
Read 159
Write 123
Mixed 126
102% 136 MB/s
4K Read 0.49
4K Write 1.46
4K Mixed 0.17
66% 0.7 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 80.8%
Great: 113%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair CM4B8G2J2400A14K 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
81.4% Excellent
MC Read 29
MC Write 31.3
MC Mixed 24.8
81% 28.4 GB/s
SC Read 19.1
SC Write 33.5
SC Mixed 25.4
74% 26 GB/s
Latency 59.4
67% 59.4 ns
Poor: 74%
This bench: 81.4%
Great: 91%
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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 4,872 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
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: 92% - Outstanding Total price: $1,070
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CPUGPUSSD
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AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $150Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $270Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $120
Intel Core i5-8600K $245AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
HDDRAMUSB
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WD Blue 1TB (2012) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $175SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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