MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (43rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 57 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 very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 69.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics62.5% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive63.1% 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.
SystemMSI MS-7A12
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)  (all builds)
Memory10.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160724
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 13 '19 at 02:41
Run Duration130 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing as expected (43rd 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-$269
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
69.3% Good
1-Core 123
2-Core 234
85% 178 Pts
4-Core 382
8-Core 648
65% 515 Pts
64-Core 612
41% 612 Pts
Poor: 62%
This bench: 69.3%
Great: 91%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$270
CLim: 2138 MHz, MLim: 2177 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 430.86
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
62.5% Good
Lighting 250
Reflection 217
Parallax 231
64% 233 fps
MRender 161
Gravity 230
Splatting 177
61% 189 fps
Poor: 50%
This bench: 62.5%
Great: 61%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel 600p Series NVMe PCIe M.2 128GB-$60
18GB free (System drive)
Firmware: PSF100C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 143 83 156 26 61 59 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
63.1% Good
Read 610
Write 303
Mixed 148
SusWrite 88.1
63% 287 MB/s
4K Read 26.3
4K Write 10.4
4K Mixed 27.8
81% 21.5 MB/s
DQ Read 137
DQ Write 205
DQ Mixed 115
103% 152 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 63.1%
Great: 105%
Samsung 860 QVO 1TB-$110
383GB free
Firmware: RVQ01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 436 474 476 483 488 486 MB/s
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
105% Outstanding
Read 444
Write 470
Mixed 387
SusWrite 474
100% 444 MB/s
4K Read 31.3
4K Write 68.2
4K Mixed 41.2
136% 46.9 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 336
DQ Mixed 348
264% 355 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 105%
Great: 125%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown DDR4 3000 2OZ Kingston KHX3200C18D4/4G 04CB DDR4 3000 2OZ Kingston KHX3200C18D4/4G 16GB
2133, 2133, 2133, 2133 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
69.9% Good
MC Read 25.2
MC Write 26.9
MC Mixed 21.8
70% 24.6 GB/s
SC Read 16.1
SC Write 26
SC Mixed 21
60% 21 GB/s
Latency 69.2
58% 69.2 ns
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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 6,174 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12) - $198

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $1,028
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