MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser
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. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 94.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics106% 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 Drive60.4% 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.
Run History
5 months ago, 5 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7A12
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)  (all builds)
Memory12.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161017
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 12 '18 at 13:50
Run Duration161 Seconds
Run User MYS-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 Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i7-6700K-$299
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
94.2% Outstanding
SC Int 123
SC Float 134
SC Mixed 130
103% 129 Pts
QC Int 452
QC Float 482
QC Mixed 467
106% 467 Pts
MC Int 635
MC Float 714
MC Mixed 690
102% 680 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 94.2%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$335
Nvidia(10DE 1B81) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2037 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 397.93
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
106% Outstanding
Lighting 343
Reflection 306
Parallax 319
103% 323 fps
MRender 205
Gravity 308
Splatting 240
108% 251 fps
Poor: 80%
This bench: 106%
Great: 109%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
M4-CT064M4SSD1 64GB
13GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 040H
SusWrite @10s intervals: 92 90 54 84 38 64 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
60.4% Good
Read 486
Write 102
Mixed 159
SusWrite 70.2
44% 204 MB/s
4K Read 29.7
4K Write 83.2
4K Mixed 16.7
110% 43.2 MB/s
DQ Read 127
DQ Write 84.7
DQ Mixed 29
42% 80.3 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 60.4%
Great: 60%
SanDisk SSD Plus 240GB-$43
65GB free
Firmware: Z32070RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 393 164 115 115 115 115 MB/s
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
69.8% Good
Read 419
Write 414
Mixed 360
SusWrite 170
76% 341 MB/s
4K Read 16.9
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 19.1
110% 49.5 MB/s
DQ Read 183
DQ Write 288
DQ Mixed 28.5
80% 166 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 69.8%
Great: 86%
Intel X25-M 80GB
28GB free
Firmware: 2CV102M3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 80 80 84 81 84 84 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
45.1% Average
Read 253
Write 82.8
Mixed 116
SusWrite 82.3
29% 134 MB/s
4K Read 23.1
4K Write 64.1
4K Mixed 12
84% 33.1 MB/s
DQ Read 177
DQ Write 78.3
DQ Mixed 84.7
74% 113 MB/s
Poor: 18%
This bench: 45.1%
Great: 44%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$45
18GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 166 143 160 154 165 164 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
104% Outstanding
Read 204
Write 177
Mixed 103
SusWrite 159
118% 161 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 3.1
4K Mixed 1
218% 1.77 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 104%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2666 C16 2x8GB-$125
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
78.8% Very good
MC Read 30.6
MC Write 30.9
MC Mixed 22.4
80% 28 GB/s
SC Read 17.7
SC Write 27.4
SC Mixed 23.8
66% 23 GB/s
Latency 61.2
65% 61.2 ns
Poor: 47%
This bench: 78.8%
Great: 96%
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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 4,216 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: 100% - Outstanding Total price: $972
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HDDRAMUSB
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WD Blue 1TB (2012) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $140SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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