MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 78%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (82nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 18 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. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 85.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics81.3% 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 Drive100% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait times.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
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)
Memory3.9 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160311
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateApr 11 '17 at 18:02
Run Duration108 Seconds
Run User FIN-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-6400-$179
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 2.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
85.6% Excellent
1-Core 126
2-Core 253
89% 190 Pts
4-Core 490
8-Core 487
67% 488 Pts
64-Core 488
33% 488 Pts
Poor: 45%
This bench: 85.6%
Great: 67%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$415
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 378.78
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
81.3% Excellent
Lighting 320
Reflection 308
Parallax 316
84% 315 fps
MRender 208
Gravity 298
Splatting 239
82% 248 fps
Poor: 70%
This bench: 81.3%
Great: 85%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial BX100 250GB-$109
15GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
100% Outstanding
Read 522
Write 371
Mixed 433
98% 442 MB/s
4K Read 29.6
4K Write 95.1
4K Mixed 37.5
143% 54.1 MB/s
DQ Read 275
DQ Write 297
DQ Mixed 71
113% 214 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 100%
Great: 104%
WD Blue 500GB (2010)-$31
14GB free
Firmware: 17.01H17 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
62.8% Good
Read 107
Write 111
Mixed 107
82% 108 MB/s
4K Read 0.75
4K Write 1.85
4K Mixed 0.5
121% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 27%
This bench: 62.8%
Great: 70%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Value DDR4 2133 C15 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2200 MHz
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
75.7% Very good
MC Read 27.8
MC Write 29.1
MC Mixed 22.2
75% 26.4 GB/s
SC Read 18.1
SC Write 29.4
SC Mixed 23.6
68% 23.7 GB/s
Latency 60.3
66% 60.3 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 75.7%
Great: 84%
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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 6,897 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good Total price: $953
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