MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (76th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 24 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 83.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics67.5% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive95.9% 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.
Very high background CPU (100%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7A12
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)  (all builds)
Memory13 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160724
Uptime18 Days
Run DateFeb 11 '19 at 16:29
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU 100%

 PC Performing above expectations (76th 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-$235
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
83.4% Excellent
SC Int 108
SC Float 117
SC Mixed 112
90% 112 Pts
QC Int 416
QC Float 464
QC Mixed 437
100% 439 Pts
MC Int 416
MC Float 465
MC Mixed 439
66% 440 Pts
Poor: 63%
This bench: 83.4%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$374
Nvidia(10DE 1131) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1506 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 418.81
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
67.5% Good
Lighting 210
Reflection 186
Parallax 203
64% 200 fps
MRender 159
Gravity 198
Splatting 127
70% 162 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 67.5%
Great: 72%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Evo 120GB-$138
73GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT0DB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 257 144 144 145 145 145 MB/s
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
95.9% Outstanding
Read 497
Write 482
Mixed 323
SusWrite 163
82% 366 MB/s
4K Read 39.3
4K Write 79.7
4K Mixed 46.5
161% 55.2 MB/s
DQ Read 376
DQ Write 345
DQ Mixed 177
183% 299 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 95.9%
Great: 107%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB-$50
876GB free
Firmware: CC38
SusWrite @10s intervals: 119 121 121 121 121 120 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
68.5% Good
Read 118
Write 114
Mixed 69.3
SusWrite 120
78% 106 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 1
174% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 68.5%
Great: 69%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2666 C15 2x8GB-$169
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
93.8% Outstanding
MC Read 33.9
MC Write 36.5
MC Mixed 30.4
96% 33.6 GB/s
SC Read 19.3
SC Write 36.3
SC Mixed 27.1
79% 27.6 GB/s
Latency 60.2
66% 60.2 ns
Poor: 50%
This bench: 93.8%
Great: 100%
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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 5,302 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: 101% - Outstanding Total price: $980
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