MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (66th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 34 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 92.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics70.4% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive81.6% 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 (16%). 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)
Memory10 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit färger
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160724
Uptime25.3 Days
Run DateMar 10 '17 at 18:45
Run Duration115 Seconds
Run User SWE-User
Background CPU 16%

 PC Performing above expectations (66th 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-$200
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
92.3% Outstanding
SC Int 123
SC Float 130
SC Mixed 127
101% 126 Pts
QC Int 459
QC Float 407
QC Mixed 478
102% 448 Pts
MC Int 472
MC Float 509
MC Mixed 501
74% 494 Pts
Poor: 68%
This bench: 92.3%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$239
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 376.53
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
70.4% Very good
Lighting 230
Reflection 200
Parallax 210
67% 213 fps
MRender 151
Gravity 210
Splatting 160
79% 174 fps
Poor: 61%
This bench: 70.4%
Great: 78%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
OCZ Trion 150 480GB-$158
329GB free
Firmware: SAFZ12.3 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
81.6% Excellent
Read 513
Write 350
Mixed 354
90% 405 MB/s
4K Read 31.7
4K Write 72.8
4K Mixed 9.47
99% 38 MB/s
DQ Read 312
DQ Write 231
DQ Mixed 28.5
87% 191 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 81.6%
Great: 81%
Seagate Desktop SSHD 2TB-$90
931GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
93.3% Outstanding
Read 146
Write 178
Mixed 148
118% 157 MB/s
4K Read 0.74
4K Write 5.36
4K Mixed 0.62
199% 2.24 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 93.3%
Great: 105%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS8G4D240FSE.16FBD 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
80% Very good
MC Read 27.1
MC Write 31.6
MC Mixed 25.6
80% 28.1 GB/s
SC Read 16.5
SC Write 33.4
SC Mixed 24.8
71% 24.9 GB/s
Latency 62.4
64% 62.4 ns
Poor: 46%
This bench: 80%
Great: 89%
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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 2,881 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12) - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 87% - Excellent Total price: $1,061
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