MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (64th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 36 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 99.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics64.8% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive104% 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)
Memory13.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit Farben
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161017
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 10 '17 at 21:26
Run Duration116 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing above expectations (64th 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-$313
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
99.8% Outstanding
SC Int 131
SC Float 136
SC Mixed 134
107% 134 Pts
QC Int 386
QC Float 451
QC Mixed 500
101% 446 Pts
MC Int 686
MC Float 768
MC Mixed 742
110% 732 Pts
Poor: 80%
This bench: 99.8%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$250
CLim: 1475 MHz, MLim: 1757 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 376.33
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
64.8% Good
Lighting 199
Reflection 180
Parallax 197
61% 192 fps
MRender 153
Gravity 188
Splatting 127
68% 156 fps
Poor: 50%
This bench: 64.8%
Great: 73%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Transcend SSD370 512GB-$194
156GB free
Firmware: N1114B Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
104% Outstanding
Read 503
Write 419
Mixed 459
103% 460 MB/s
4K Read 29.1
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 37.8
150% 58.7 MB/s
DQ Read 275
DQ Write 277
DQ Mixed 70.2
109% 207 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 104%
Great: 104%
Samsung HD103SI 1TB-$98
325GB free
Firmware: 1AG01118 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
52.8% Above average
Read 92.1
Write 91.9
Mixed 92.5
70% 92.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.57
4K Write 1.55
4K Mixed 0.32
88% 0.81 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 52.8%
Great: 60%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB-$200
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
39.9% Below average
MC Read 13.3
MC Write 14.1
MC Mixed 11.5
37% 13 GB/s
SC Read 13.2
SC Write 14.3
SC Mixed 12.7
38% 13.4 GB/s
Latency 70.6
57% 70.6 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 39.9%
Great: 81%
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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 3,131 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 82% - Excellent Total price: $1,131
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