MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 102%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 97%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 75%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (61st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 39 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: 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.
Graphics106% 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 Drive89.3% 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)
Memory13.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit Farben
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151214
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 06 '18 at 19:25
Run Duration105 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (61st 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-$280
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
103% Outstanding
SC Int 136
SC Float 140
SC Mixed 137
110% 138 Pts
QC Int 529
QC Float 521
QC Mixed 521
119% 523 Pts
MC Int 686
MC Float 779
MC Mixed 740
110% 735 Pts
Poor: 72%
This bench: 103%
Great: 104%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980 Ti-$550
CLim: 1544 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 390.77
Performing above expectations (85th percentile)
106% Outstanding
Lighting 339
Reflection 309
Parallax 342
105% 330 fps
MRender 204
Gravity 313
Splatting 222
106% 246 fps
Poor: 59%
This bench: 106%
Great: 113%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 750 EVO 250GB-$164
138GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MAT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
89.3% Excellent
Read 495
Write 272
Mixed 275
76% 347 MB/s
4K Read 42.7
4K Write 67.6
4K Mixed 30.8
140% 47 MB/s
DQ Read 331
DQ Write 163
DQ Mixed 74.1
101% 189 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 89.3%
Great: 114%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$35
832GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
104% Outstanding
Read 179
Write 181
Mixed 161
131% 174 MB/s
4K Read 1.36
4K Write 2.78
4K Mixed 0.38
150% 1.51 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 104%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB-$186
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (6th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
41.7% Average
MC Read 14.1
MC Write 14.2
MC Mixed 11.4
38% 13.2 GB/s
SC Read 13.3
SC Write 15.6
SC Mixed 15
42% 14.6 GB/s
Latency 61.8
65% 61.8 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 41.7%
Great: 86%
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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 3,984 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 100% - Outstanding Total price: $968
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HDDRAMUSB
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WD Blue 1TB (2012) $35Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $130SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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