MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 121%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 107%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 76%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (50th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 50 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 79%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics155% 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 Drive214% 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A12
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)  (all builds)
Memory10.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit Farben
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160724
Uptime1 Days
Run DateJan 11 '19 at 19:38
Run Duration229 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU9%

 PC Performing as expected (50th 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-$290
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
79% Very good
SC Int 120
SC Float 121
SC Mixed 122
97% 121 Pts
QC Int 366
QC Float 410
QC Mixed 367
86% 381 Pts
MC Int 544
MC Float 650
MC Mixed 586
89% 593 Pts
Poor: 75%
This bench: 79%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$808
Gigabyte(1458 374C) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1949 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 417.35
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
155% Outstanding
Lighting 514
Reflection 492
Parallax 521
160% 509 fps
MRender 252
Gravity 501
Splatting 278
152% 344 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 155%
Great: 176%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$100
113GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 635 322 324 323 323 300 MB/s
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
214% Outstanding
Read 1,890
Write 1,494
Mixed 707
SusWrite 371
247% 1,115 MB/s
4K Read 48.4
4K Write 160
4K Mixed 53
226% 87.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1,060
DQ Write 1,107
DQ Mixed 918
736% 1,028 MB/s
Poor: 146%
This bench: 214%
Great: 239%
Crucial BX200 240GB-$62
75GB free
Firmware: MU01.4
SusWrite @10s intervals: 225 62 55 55 55 53 MB/s
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
89.1% Excellent
Read 490
Write 462
Mixed 399
SusWrite 84.2
80% 359 MB/s
4K Read 31.2
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 45.7
162% 61.3 MB/s
DQ Read 295
DQ Write 335
DQ Mixed 240
202% 290 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 89.1%
Great: 94%
Transcend SSD370 256GB-$72
160GB free
Firmware: N0815B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 285 264 298 300 297 296 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
99.1% Outstanding
Read 495
Write 293
Mixed 295
SusWrite 290
77% 343 MB/s
4K Read 28.5
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 42.8
159% 62 MB/s
DQ Read 285
DQ Write 284
DQ Mixed 190
169% 253 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 99.1%
Great: 99%
Crucial MX500 1TB-$135
472GB free
Firmware: M3CR020
SusWrite @10s intervals: 447 441 442 447 446 411 MB/s
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
108% Outstanding
Read 480
Write 434
Mixed 360
SusWrite 439
96% 428 MB/s
4K Read 25.3
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 41.9
151% 59.3 MB/s
DQ Read 374
DQ Write 341
DQ Mixed 297
239% 337 MB/s
Poor: 75%
This bench: 108%
Great: 125%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3600 C18 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
69.6% Good
MC Read 26.5
MC Write 26
MC Mixed 20.2
69% 24.2 GB/s
SC Read 16.9
SC Write 25.3
SC Mixed 22.1
61% 21.4 GB/s
Latency 62.2
64% 62.2 ns
Poor: 55%
This bench: 69.6%
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 4,618 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: 101% - Outstanding Total price: $968
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