MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (40th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 60 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 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 85.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics102% 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 Drive87.2% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (11%). 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)
Memory11.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit renk
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160512
Uptime9.5 Days
Run DateJan 09 '18 at 19:57
Run Duration111 Seconds
Run User TUR-User
Background CPU 11%

 PC Performing below expectations (40th 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-$300
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
85.2% Excellent
SC Int 119
SC Float 126
SC Mixed 124
98% 123 Pts
QC Int 388
QC Float 411
QC Mixed 408
91% 402 Pts
MC Int 610
MC Float 688
MC Mixed 648
97% 649 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 85.2%
Great: 102%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$350
CLim: 2037 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
102% Outstanding
Lighting 329
Reflection 299
Parallax 308
99% 312 fps
MRender 202
Gravity 291
Splatting 235
104% 242 fps
Poor: 82%
This bench: 102%
Great: 110%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 750 EVO 250GB-$173
129GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MAT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
87.2% Excellent
Read 488
Write 273
Mixed 275
76% 345 MB/s
4K Read 41
4K Write 62.6
4K Mixed 30.2
134% 44.6 MB/s
DQ Read 320
DQ Write 166
DQ Mixed 67.1
97% 185 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 87.2%
Great: 114%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$33
91GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
82.7% Excellent
Read 156
Write 132
Mixed 110
99% 133 MB/s
4K Read 0.82
4K Write 2.19
4K Mixed 0.3
108% 1.11 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 82.7%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C14 2x8GB-$138
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below expectations (20th percentile)
67.2% Good
MC Read 26
MC Write 24.8
MC Mixed 20.1
68% 23.6 GB/s
SC Read 16.2
SC Write 23.4
SC Mixed 20.3
57% 20 GB/s
Latency 68.2
59% 68.2 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 67.2%
Great: 91%
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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 3,777 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: 95% - Outstanding Total price: $1,033
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HDDRAMUSB
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