MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (33rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 67 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 69.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics70.9% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive89% 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.
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.
Very high background CPU (36%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7A12
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)  (all builds)
Memory9.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit Farben
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160724
Uptime11 Days
Run DateFeb 13 '18 at 19:52
Run Duration110 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU 36%

 PC Performing below expectations (33rd 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 i7-6700-$270
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
69.7% Good
SC Int 96.3
SC Float 100
SC Mixed 96
78% 97.4 Pts
QC Int 317
QC Float 368
QC Mixed 338
77% 341 Pts
MC Int 537
MC Float 610
MC Mixed 578
86% 575 Pts
Poor: 69%
This bench: 69.7%
Great: 89%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$295
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 390.65
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
70.9% Very good
Lighting 225
Reflection 196
Parallax 208
68% 210 fps
MRender 147
Gravity 204
Splatting 162
73% 171 fps
Poor: 65%
This bench: 70.9%
Great: 78%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$100
93GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
89% Excellent
Read 491
Write 358
Mixed 376
91% 408 MB/s
4K Read 38.7
4K Write 66.8
4K Mixed 25.1
126% 43.5 MB/s
DQ Read 322
DQ Write 134
DQ Mixed 61.5
90% 173 MB/s
Poor: 70%
This bench: 89%
Great: 113%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$55
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
98% Outstanding
Read 177
Write 165
Mixed 158
125% 167 MB/s
4K Read 0.79
4K Write 1.67
4K Mixed 0.22
88% 0.89 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 98%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$200
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
62.1% Good
MC Read 24.8
MC Write 23.3
MC Mixed 19.9
65% 22.7 GB/s
SC Read 11.4
SC Write 17.5
SC Mixed 14.6
41% 14.5 GB/s
Latency 72.1
56% 72.1 ns
Poor: 62%
This bench: 62.1%
Great: 109%
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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 4,334 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
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: 85% - Excellent Total price: $1,195
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