MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 77%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (79th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 21 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 103%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics74.5% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive86.4% 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.
SystemMSI MS-7A12
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)  (all builds)
Memory11.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180704
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 28 '19 at 17:24
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (79th 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-$228
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
103% Outstanding
SC Int 133
SC Float 146
SC Mixed 139
112% 139 Pts
QC Int 500
QC Float 565
QC Mixed 537
121% 534 Pts
MC Int 508
MC Float 579
MC Mixed 541
81% 542 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 103%
Great: 102%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 580-$180
CLim: 1411 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 19.1.2
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
74.5% Very good
Lighting 221
Reflection 186
Parallax 289
76% 232 fps
MRender 151
Gravity 219
Splatting 134
73% 168 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 74.5%
Great: 77%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX300 275GB-$50
65GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0CR060
SusWrite @10s intervals: 211 59 200 134 138 134 MB/s
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
86.4% Excellent
Read 451
Write 349
Mixed 286
SusWrite 146
69% 308 MB/s
4K Read 25.3
4K Write 126
4K Mixed 41.1
157% 64 MB/s
DQ Read 235
DQ Write 266
DQ Mixed 227
177% 242 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 86.4%
Great: 94%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$37
318GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 160 160 159 161 163 162 MB/s
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
79.7% Very good
Read 116
Write 124
Mixed 81.8
SusWrite 161
89% 121 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1.1
214% 1.57 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 79.7%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2400 C15 2x8GB-$249
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
95% Outstanding
MC Read 33.7
MC Write 36.7
MC Mixed 30.2
96% 33.5 GB/s
SC Read 21.5
SC Write 38.6
SC Mixed 29
85% 29.7 GB/s
Latency 56.4
71% 56.4 ns
Poor: 47%
This bench: 95%
Great: 93%
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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 5,895 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer

Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12) - $198

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 100% - Outstanding Total price: $1,040
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