MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 43%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (64th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 36 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 97.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics37% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive106% 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.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A12
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)  (all builds)
Memory6.4 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180125
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 13 '18 at 22:43
Run Duration134 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing above expectations (64th 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-$200
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
97.9% Outstanding
SC Int 126
SC Float 134
SC Mixed 130
104% 130 Pts
QC Int 498
QC Float 523
QC Mixed 517
116% 512 Pts
MC Int 502
MC Float 530
MC Mixed 519
78% 517 Pts
Poor: 65%
This bench: 97.9%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 760-$209
MSI(1462 2847) 2GB
CLim: 1241 MHz, MLim: 1502 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 398.11
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
37% Below average
Lighting 98.2
Reflection 77.4
Parallax 120
33% 98.6 fps
MRender 85.1
Gravity 116
Splatting 76.1
40% 92.4 fps
Poor: 32%
This bench: 37%
Great: 41%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
HyperX Savage 240GB-$88
176GB free
Firmware: SAFM001B Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
95.8% Outstanding
Read 528
Write 511
Mixed 518
116% 519 MB/s
4K Read 32.2
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 14
127% 53.3 MB/s
DQ Read 33.1
DQ Write 304
DQ Mixed 14
57% 117 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 95.8%
Great: 110%
Samsung MZNTY128HDHP-00000 128GB
82GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MAT2100Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (85th percentile)
106% Outstanding
Read 525
Write 502
Mixed 505
114% 511 MB/s
4K Read 42.4
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 31.5
169% 65.4 MB/s
DQ Read 44.4
DQ Write 139
DQ Mixed 17.2
35% 66.8 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 106%
Great: 113%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$39
929GB free
Firmware: HP34 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
103% Outstanding
Read 181
Write 179
Mixed 153
128% 171 MB/s
4K Read 0.86
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.36
117% 1.14 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 103%
Great: 113%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR4 2400 C15 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below potential (8th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
47.5% Average
MC Read 16.4
MC Write 16.7
MC Mixed 13.7
45% 15.6 GB/s
SC Read 14.3
SC Write 16.6
SC Mixed 15
44% 15.3 GB/s
Latency 58.9
68% 58.9 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 47.5%
Great: 95%
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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 4,857 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: $1,080
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