MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (61st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 39 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 97.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics69% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
SystemMSI MS-7A12
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)  (all builds)
Memory5.4 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161017
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 10 '18 at 02:49
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (61st 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-$300
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
97.7% Outstanding
SC Int 135
SC Float 143
SC Mixed 138
111% 139 Pts
QC Int 461
QC Float 520
QC Mixed 474
110% 485 Pts
MC Int 694
MC Float 786
MC Mixed 749
111% 743 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 97.7%
Great: 102%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$207
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 416.16
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
69% Good
Lighting 215
Reflection 190
Parallax 208
66% 205 fps
MRender 159
Gravity 201
Splatting 135
72% 165 fps
Poor: 54%
This bench: 69%
Great: 72%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 120GB-$94
9GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 508
Write 393
Mixed 389
96% 430 MB/s
4K Read 46.5
4K Write 138
4K Mixed 61.2
222% 82 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 334
DQ Mixed 338
258% 351 MB/s
Poor: 67% Great: 115%
Seagate Desktop SSHD 1TB-$93
417GB free
Firmware: CC41
SusWrite @10s intervals: 133 134 129 132 135 135 MB/s
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
69.9% Good
Read 109
Write 90.8
Mixed 28.5
SusWrite 133
65% 90.4 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 5.1
4K Mixed 2
362% 2.73 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 69.9%
Great: 111%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3600 C17 2x4GB-$114
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below potential (36th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
75.9% Very good
MC Read 29.2
MC Write 29.4
MC Mixed 21.3
76% 26.6 GB/s
SC Read 17.4
SC Write 28.9
SC Mixed 23.5
66% 23.3 GB/s
Latency 62
65% 62 ns
Poor: 58%
This bench: 75.9%
Great: 116%
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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 3,772 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 95% - Outstanding Total price: $1,033
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CPUGPUSSD
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AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $155Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $249Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $98
Intel Core i7-7700K $355AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
HDDRAMUSB
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Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $60Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $157SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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