MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 114%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 103%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 71%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (70th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 30 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 81.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics140% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive197% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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)
Memory13.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit Farben
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151214
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 31 '17 at 13:16
Run Duration201 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing above expectations (70th 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-$298
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
81.9% Excellent
1-Core 124
2-Core 248
88% 186 Pts
4-Core 445
8-Core 646
70% 546 Pts
64-Core 655
44% 655 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 81.9%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$808
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 382.33
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
140% Outstanding
Lighting 564
Reflection 523
Parallax 624
148% 570 fps
MRender 266
Gravity 541
Splatting 296
140% 368 fps
Poor: 119%
This bench: 140%
Great: 146%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$199
94GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
197% Outstanding
Read 1,849
Write 688
Mixed 971
256% 1,169 MB/s
4K Read 48.4
4K Write 140
4K Mixed 47.9
209% 78.7 MB/s
DQ Read 542
DQ Write 264
DQ Mixed 176
191% 327 MB/s
Poor: 132%
This bench: 197%
Great: 239%
Crucial M550 256GB-$152
29GB free
Firmware: MU02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
110% Outstanding
Read 520
Write 465
Mixed 491
110% 492 MB/s
4K Read 31.2
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 35.9
151% 58.7 MB/s
DQ Read 346
DQ Write 330
DQ Mixed 65.8
124% 247 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 110%
Great: 113%
Crucial M4 128GB-$116
16GB free
Firmware: 000F Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
69.1% Good
Read 501
Write 190
Mixed 279
71% 323 MB/s
4K Read 29.2
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 5.77
108% 46.9 MB/s
DQ Read 234
DQ Write 121
DQ Mixed 6.48
50% 121 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 69.1%
Great: 72%
Seagate Desktop SSHD 2TB-$90
647GB free
Firmware: CC41 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 45% Great: 111%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$33
643GB free
Firmware: CC47 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 46% Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C14 2x8GB-$61
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
73.9% Very good
MC Read 26.6
MC Write 28
MC Mixed 23.1
74% 25.9 GB/s
SC Read 17.3
SC Write 28.6
SC Mixed 23.8
66% 23.2 GB/s
Latency 67.1
60% 67.1 ns
Poor: 55%
This bench: 73.9%
Great: 89%
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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 6,946 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: 60% - Good Total price: $959
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