MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (73rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 27 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 89.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics72.2% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive128% 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)
Memory13.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit Farben
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161017
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 29 '18 at 21:24
Run Duration221 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (73rd 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 i5-6600K-$238
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
89.3% Excellent
SC Int 116
SC Float 127
SC Mixed 122
97% 122 Pts
QC Int 436
QC Float 500
QC Mixed 466
106% 468 Pts
MC Int 434
MC Float 501
MC Mixed 466
70% 467 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 89.3%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$220
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 416.16
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
72.2% Very good
Lighting 225
Reflection 200
Parallax 212
68% 213 fps
MRender 150
Gravity 210
Splatting 168
75% 176 fps
Poor: 60%
This bench: 72.2%
Great: 77%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 Evo 500GB-$78
371GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 404 457 472 482 339 287 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
128% Outstanding
Read 517
Write 484
Mixed 452
SusWrite 407
105% 465 MB/s
4K Read 44.3
4K Write 125
4K Mixed 61.5
212% 77 MB/s
DQ Read 385
DQ Write 345
DQ Mixed 360
271% 363 MB/s
Poor: 77%
This bench: 128%
Great: 130%
Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB-$38
580GB free
Firmware: MS2OA750
SusWrite @10s intervals: 118 118 119 101 115 119 MB/s
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
76.6% Very good
Read 152
Write 113
Mixed 37.3
SusWrite 115
76% 104 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.5
117% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 76.6%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$116
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
103% Outstanding
MC Read 36.8
MC Write 40.4
MC Mixed 32.9
105% 36.7 GB/s
SC Read 21.4
SC Write 42
SC Mixed 30
89% 31.1 GB/s
Latency 51
78% 51 ns
Poor: 65%
This bench: 103%
Great: 102%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds (explanation by AdoredTV).

Typical Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12) Builds (Compare 5,151 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 101% - Outstanding Total price: $973
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CPUGPUSSD
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Intel Core i5-8600K $260Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti $808Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $88
HDDRAMUSB
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WD Blue 1TB (2012) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $120SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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