MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 111%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (52nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 48 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: 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 105%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics133% 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 DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A12
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)  (all builds)
Memory13.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160512
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 12 '19 at 21:47
Run Duration104 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU6%

 PC Performing as expected (52nd 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-$299
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
105% Outstanding
SC Int 131
SC Float 140
SC Mixed 136
109% 136 Pts
QC Int 517
QC Float 555
QC Mixed 539
122% 537 Pts
MC Int 651
MC Float 779
MC Mixed 725
107% 718 Pts
Poor: 72%
This bench: 105%
Great: 104%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2070-$520
PNY(196E 1301) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2325 MHz, MLim: 3640 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 418.81
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
133% Outstanding
Lighting 354
Reflection 307
Parallax 338
108% 333 fps
MRender 393
Gravity 407
Splatting 256
152% 352 fps
Poor: 67%
This bench: 133%
Great: 147%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$40
634GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 93 109 99 144 150 151 MB/s
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
81.3% Excellent
Read 158
Write 157
Mixed 100
SusWrite 124
99% 135 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 1.1
228% 1.77 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 81.3%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$95
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below potential (33rd percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
77.5% Very good
MC Read 30.1
MC Write 29.5
MC Mixed 21.4
77% 27 GB/s
SC Read 18.6
SC Write 29.9
SC Mixed 24.2
69% 24.2 GB/s
Latency 58.7
68% 58.7 ns
Poor: 57%
This bench: 77.5%
Great: 104%
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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 5,345 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: 98% - Outstanding Total price: $1,020
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HDDRAMUSB
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WD Blue 1TB (2012) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $100SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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