MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 78%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (69th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 31 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 86.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics82.5% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive75.6% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (14%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A12
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)  (all builds)
Memory13.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit farver
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160512
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 16 '19 at 16:12
Run Duration130 Seconds
Run User DNK-User
Background CPU 14%

 PC Performing above expectations (69th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-6600K-$195
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
86.6% Excellent
Memory 93.7
1-Core 121
2-Core 231
87% 148 Pts
4-Core 460
8-Core 460
63% 460 Pts
64-Core 459
31% 459 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 86.6%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$415
CLim: 2037 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 425.31
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
82.5% Excellent
Lighting 323
Reflection 298
Parallax 312
85% 311 fps
MRender 204
Gravity 305
Splatting 221
83% 243 fps
Poor: 69%
This bench: 82.5%
Great: 85%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow UV400 120GB-$55
70GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0C3J96R9
SusWrite @10s intervals: 213 68 62 57 53 60 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
75.6% Very good
Read 454
Write 351
Mixed 307
SusWrite 85.4
67% 299 MB/s
4K Read 30.5
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 30.6
140% 54.7 MB/s
DQ Read 309
DQ Write 151
DQ Mixed 112
114% 191 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 75.6%
Great: 78%
Kingston SSDNow UV400 480GB-$138
368GB free
Firmware: 0C3J96R9
SusWrite @10s intervals: 414 338 157 123 116 101 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
92.4% Outstanding
Read 467
Write 430
Mixed 324
SusWrite 208
80% 357 MB/s
4K Read 30.7
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 40.5
155% 59.4 MB/s
DQ Read 329
DQ Write 281
DQ Mixed 175
167% 262 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 92.4%
Great: 93%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury 2666 C16 2x8GB-$74
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing below potential (4th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
48.7% Average
MC Read 17.2
MC Write 16.8
MC Mixed 14.2
46% 16.1 GB/s
SC Read 14.3
SC Write 17.2
SC Mixed 16
45% 15.8 GB/s
Latency 60.5
66% 60.5 ns
Poor: 58%
This bench: 48.7%
Great: 97%
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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 8,882 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12) - $127

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $988
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