MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (58th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 42 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 84.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics107% 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 Drive66.9% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (14%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A12
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)  (all builds)
Memory12.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160724
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateNov 28 '16 at 21:56
Run Duration143 Seconds
Run User TUN-User
Background CPU 14%

 PC Performing as expected (58th 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-$283
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
84.6% Excellent
SC Int 122
SC Float 126
SC Mixed 124
99% 124 Pts
QC Int 376
QC Float 414
QC Mixed 404
90% 398 Pts
MC Int 603
MC Float 671
MC Mixed 649
96% 641 Pts
Poor: 79%
This bench: 84.6%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$410
CLim: 2037 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 375.95
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
107% Outstanding
Lighting 342
Reflection 316
Parallax 326
104% 328 fps
MRender 208
Gravity 314
Splatting 240
109% 254 fps
Poor: 88%
This bench: 107%
Great: 110%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow UV400 240GB-$91
179GB free
Firmware: 0C3FD6SD Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
66.9% Good
Read 467
Write 243
Mixed 142
62% 284 MB/s
4K Read 28.9
4K Write 45.6
4K Mixed 11.3
82% 28.6 MB/s
DQ Read 289
DQ Write 152
DQ Mixed 21.5
69% 154 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 66.9%
Great: 70%
WD Blue 1TB (2015)-$46
812GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
69.1% Good
Read 115
Write 125
Mixed 111
88% 117 MB/s
4K Read 1.02
4K Write 2.48
4K Mixed 0.21
112% 1.24 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 69.1%
Great: 87%
Samsung HD502HI 500GB-$67
252GB free
Firmware: 1AG01118 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
61.4% Good
Read 106
Write 108
Mixed 102
79% 105 MB/s
4K Read 0.49
4K Write 1.55
4K Mixed 0.43
97% 0.82 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 61.4%
Great: 60%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C14 4x4GB-$200
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
69.6% Good
MC Read 24.9
MC Write 26.1
MC Mixed 21.4
69% 24.1 GB/s
SC Read 16.9
SC Write 27.4
SC Mixed 23.2
64% 22.5 GB/s
Latency 66.3
60% 66.3 ns
Poor: 68%
This bench: 69.6%
Great: 112%
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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 3,170 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 85% - Excellent Total price: $1,086
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