MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (46th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 54 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 90.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
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 (12%). 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)
Memory7.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit cores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160512
Uptime1.7 Days
Run DateMay 17 '19 at 18:04
Run Duration155 Seconds
Run User PRT-User
Background CPU 12%

 PC Performing as expected (46th 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-$278
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
90.2% Outstanding
SC Int 131
SC Float 137
SC Mixed 134
107% 134 Pts
QC Int 406
QC Float 450
QC Mixed 430
97% 429 Pts
MC Int 606
MC Float 690
MC Mixed 663
98% 653 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 90.2%
Great: 103%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow UV400 120GB-$43
0GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0C3FD6SD
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 378
Write 345
Mixed 109
61% 277 MB/s
4K Read 30
4K Write 88.1
4K Mixed 41.8
146% 53.3 MB/s
DQ Read 286
DQ Write 296
DQ Mixed 119
137% 234 MB/s
Poor: 46% Great: 79%
Kingston SSDNow UV400 240GB-$58
146GB free
Firmware: O1126A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 288 73 73 73 73 72 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
88.2% Excellent
Read 460
Write 430
Mixed 342
SusWrite 109
75% 335 MB/s
4K Read 31.5
4K Write 99.2
4K Mixed 45.9
159% 58.9 MB/s
DQ Read 312
DQ Write 305
DQ Mixed 230
194% 282 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 88.2%
Great: 88%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$42
175GB free
Firmware: CC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 104 102 106 107 105 106 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (20th percentile)
71.9% Very good
Read 146
Write 107
Mixed 82
SusWrite 105
81% 110 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
170% 1.23 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 71.9%
Great: 112%
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$44
198GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 145 144 145 146 144 145 MB/s
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
88.9% Excellent
Read 165
Write 160
Mixed 75.5
SusWrite 145
100% 136 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
149% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 88.9%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2400 C15 4x4GB-$110
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below potential (19th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
78.1% Very good
MC Read 28.6
MC Write 31
MC Mixed 24.7
80% 28.1 GB/s
SC Read 16
SC Write 25.8
SC Mixed 22.2
61% 21.3 GB/s
Latency 65
62% 65 ns
Poor: 73%
This bench: 78.1%
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).

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Desktop
Desktop 84%
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Workstation
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Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12) - $143

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 106% - Outstanding Total price: $916
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