MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 79%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (71st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 29 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: 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 108%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics75.7% 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 Drive66.5% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
Memory24GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 24GB 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.
SystemMSI MS-7A12
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)  (all builds)
Memory19.8 GB free of 24 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170503
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 17 '18 at 02:18
Run Duration137 Seconds
Run User ROU-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing above expectations (71st 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 i5-7600K-$251
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.65 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
108% Outstanding
SC Int 145
SC Float 153
SC Mixed 148
119% 148 Pts
QC Int 571
QC Float 596
QC Mixed 557
130% 574 Pts
MC Int 571
MC Float 603
MC Mixed 582
88% 585 Pts
Poor: 75%
This bench: 108%
Great: 108%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$249
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 391.35
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
75.7% Very good
Lighting 242
Reflection 210
Parallax 223
73% 225 fps
MRender 151
Gravity 221
Splatting 173
78% 182 fps
Poor: 64%
This bench: 75.7%
Great: 78%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial BX200 480GB-$218
42GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU02.6 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
66.5% Good
Read 477
Write 242
Mixed 264
72% 327 MB/s
4K Read 23.2
4K Write 61.8
4K Mixed 20
94% 35 MB/s
DQ Read 27
DQ Write 181
DQ Mixed 12.6
37% 73.7 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 66.5%
Great: 97%
Toshiba P300 2TB-$63
2TB free
Firmware: MX4OACF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
114% Outstanding
Read 199
Write 199
Mixed 183
146% 194 MB/s
4K Read 1.16
4K Write 2.05
4K Mixed 0.25
114% 1.15 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 114%
Great: 110%
Samsung HD103SI 1TB-$50
47GB free
Firmware: 1AG01118 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
45.9% Average
Read 89.1
Write 70.7
Mixed 74.1
59% 77.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.33
4K Write 1.38
4K Mixed 0.22
64% 0.65 MB/s
Poor: 29%
This bench: 45.9%
Great: 60%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown BLS8G4D240FSE.16FBD2 Kingston KHX2400C15D4/4G 859B BLS8G4D240FSE.16FBD2 Kingston KHX2400C15D4/4G 24GB
2667, 2667, 2667, 2667 MHz
8192, 4096, 8192, 4096 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
93.7% Outstanding
MC Read 34.2
MC Write 35.4
MC Mixed 30.7
96% 33.4 GB/s
SC Read 20.4
SC Write 36.6
SC Mixed 28.1
81% 28.4 GB/s
Latency 61.5
65% 61.5 ns
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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 3,796 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12) - $143

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 95% - Outstanding Total price: $1,035
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