MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (68th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 32 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 82.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics70.7% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive77.7% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 8.1 is the second most recent version of Windows but it's worth upgrading to Windows 10 which has had several improvements made to the user interface including a better homescreen.
Sub-optimal background CPU (18%). 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)
Memory25.6 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20160724
Uptime4.6 Days
Run DateApr 15 '17 at 14:41
Run Duration296 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 18%

 PC Performing above expectations (68th 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-$290
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
82.3% Excellent
SC Int 115
SC Float 121
SC Mixed 120
95% 119 Pts
QC Int 377
QC Float 407
QC Mixed 391
89% 392 Pts
MC Int 599
MC Float 678
MC Mixed 645
96% 640 Pts
Poor: 79%
This bench: 82.3%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$263
MSI(1462 8C94) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1949 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 378.49
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
70.7% Very good
Lighting 220
Reflection 193
Parallax 211
67% 208 fps
MRender 145
Gravity 207
Splatting 163
74% 172 fps
Poor: 67%
This bench: 70.7%
Great: 78%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung MZNTE256HMHP-000L2 256GB
163GB free
Firmware: EXT26L0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
86.8% Excellent
Read 510
Write 252
Mixed 326
80% 362 MB/s
4K Read 37.5
4K Write 98.1
4K Mixed 18.4
132% 51.3 MB/s
DQ Read 331
DQ Write 256
DQ Mixed 40.4
99% 209 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 86.8%
Great: 78%
Adata Premier SP550 240GB-$74
108GB free
Firmware: P0330AA Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
77.7% Very good
Read 487
Write 247
Mixed 270
74% 335 MB/s
4K Read 32.1
4K Write 56.2
4K Mixed 24.4
110% 37.6 MB/s
DQ Read 299
DQ Write 162
DQ Mixed 28.9
75% 163 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 77.7%
Great: 78%
Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB-$56
1TB free
Firmware: MX4OABB0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
99.6% Outstanding
Read 188
Write 160
Mixed 161
127% 169 MB/s
4K Read 0.69
4K Write 1.79
4K Mixed 0.2
84% 0.89 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 99.6%
Great: 110%
WD My Passport 259F 3TB
2TB free, PID 259f
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
48.7% Average
Read 126
Write 112
Mixed 106
144% 115 MB/s
4K Read 0.83
4K Write 1.89
4K Mixed 0.23
75% 0.99 MB/s
Poor: 15%
This bench: 48.7%
Great: 49%
WD My Passport 0820 1TB
810GB free, PID 0820
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
39.6% Below average
Read 91.5
Write 90.7
Mixed 81.3
112% 87.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.56
4K Write 2.08
4K Mixed 0.27
82% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 15%
This bench: 39.6%
Great: 43%
WD My Passport 2TB
400GB free, PID 0748
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
29.3% Poor
Read 64.2
Write 65.4
Mixed 85.1
95% 71.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.38
4K Write 1.86
4K Mixed 0.15
70% 0.8 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 29.3%
Great: 42%
Generic STORAGE DEVICE 64GB
59GB free, PID 0723
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
18.5% Very poor
Read 19.1
Write 20
Mixed 19.5
25% 19.5 MB/s
4K Read 6.5
4K Write 3.2
4K Mixed 2.31
211% 4 MB/s
Poor: 7%
This bench: 18.5%
Great: 19%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown DDR4 2800 2OZ 2x16GB
2 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
73.3% Very good
MC Read 26.2
MC Write 27.7
MC Mixed 23.2
73% 25.7 GB/s
SC Read 17.1
SC Write 28.4
SC Mixed 23.7
66% 23.1 GB/s
Latency 67.4
59% 67.4 ns
Poor: 72%
This bench: 73.3%
Great: 93%
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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 3,405 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
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Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
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Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12) - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 85% - Excellent Total price: $1,072
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