MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 114%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 78%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (27th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 73 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 77.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics66.1% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
High background CPU (26%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A12
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)  (all builds)
Memory9.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.9 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit Farben
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160921
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateJan 11 '19 at 23:57
Run Duration137 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU 26%

 PC Performing below expectations (27th 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-$302
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
77.2% Very good
SC Int 109
SC Float 115
SC Mixed 112
89% 112 Pts
QC Int 346
QC Float 382
QC Mixed 368
83% 365 Pts
MC Int 579
MC Float 655
MC Mixed 620
92% 618 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 77.2%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$230
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 391.1
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
66.1% Good
Lighting 212
Reflection 183
Parallax 197
64% 197 fps
MRender 138
Gravity 186
Splatting 153
68% 159 fps
Poor: 64%
This bench: 66.1%
Great: 78%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk SSD Plus 240GB-$35
2GB free (System drive)
Firmware: Z32070RL
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
Read 176
Write 111
Mixed 64
26% 117 MB/s
4K Read 12.4
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 6.3
28% 6.63 MB/s
Poor: 36% Great: 86%
Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$133
445GB free
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1644 1005 603 605 606 605 MB/s
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
278% Outstanding
Read 2,395
Write 2,153
Mixed 1,539
SusWrite 845
387% 1,733 MB/s
4K Read 52
4K Write 132
4K Mixed 74.5
244% 86.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1,326
DQ Write 1,122
DQ Mixed 1,216
913% 1,221 MB/s
Poor: 197%
This bench: 278%
Great: 322%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
901GB free
Firmware: CC82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 143 143 130 151 131 138 MB/s
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
85.6% Excellent
Read 159
Write 163
Mixed 73.8
SusWrite 139
98% 134 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.8
150% 1 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 85.6%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR4 2933 C15 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2933 MHz
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
79.8% Very good
MC Read 32.1
MC Write 29
MC Mixed 25
82% 28.7 GB/s
SC Read 16.5
SC Write 24.7
SC Mixed 20.8
59% 20.7 GB/s
Latency 56.9
70% 56.9 ns
Poor: 54%
This bench: 79.8%
Great: 105%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds (explanation by AdoredTV).

Typical Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12) Builds (Compare 5,098 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 100% - Outstanding Total price: $990
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HDDRAMUSB
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