MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 57%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (66th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 34 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 84.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics57.7% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
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.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (15%). 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)
Memory20.2 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160512
Uptime0.9 Days
Run DateSep 17 '16 at 01:25
Run Duration108 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 15%

 PC Performing above expectations (66th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-6700K-$275
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
84.6% Excellent
1-Core 134
2-Core 251
92% 193 Pts
4-Core 447
8-Core 680
72% 564 Pts
64-Core 713
48% 713 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 84.6%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$290
Driver: nvd3dumx Ver. 21.21.13.7270
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
57.7% Above average
Lighting 223
Reflection 198
Parallax 214
58% 211 fps
MRender 148
Gravity 212
Splatting 164
58% 175 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 57.7%
Great: 61%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$40
931GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
95.5% Outstanding
Read 160
Write 173
Mixed 158
123% 164 MB/s
4K Read 1.26
4K Write 2.83
4K Mixed 0.33
141% 1.47 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 95.5%
Great: 107%
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$69
353GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
71.6% Very good
Read 134
Write 115
Mixed 110
90% 120 MB/s
4K Read 0.64
4K Write 2.36
4K Mixed 0.24
97% 1.08 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 71.6%
Great: 111%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown CMK16GX4M2A2400C14 0215 CMK16GX4M2A2400C16 0215 CMK16GX4M2A2400C14 0215 CMK16GX4M2A2400C16 32GB
2400, 2400, 2400, 2400 MHz
8192, 8192, 8192, 8192 MB
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
75.1% Very good
MC Read 26.6
MC Write 29.3
MC Mixed 23.8
76% 26.6 GB/s
SC Read 15.2
SC Write 28.4
SC Mixed 23.3
64% 22.3 GB/s
Latency 64.7
62% 64.7 ns
Poor: 69%
This bench: 75.1%
Great: 80%
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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 7,823 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Above average Total price: $936
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