MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 107%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 125%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 78%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (77th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 23 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 96.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics104% 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 Drive241% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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 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)
Memory29 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160512
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 12 '18 at 13:34
Run Duration157 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing above expectations (77th 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 (78th percentile)
96.9% Outstanding
SC Int 126
SC Float 133
SC Mixed 129
104% 129 Pts
QC Int 430
QC Float 526
QC Mixed 510
110% 489 Pts
MC Int 497
MC Float 529
MC Mixed 512
77% 513 Pts
Poor: 63%
This bench: 96.9%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$380
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 397.64
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
104% Outstanding
Lighting 337
Reflection 306
Parallax 318
102% 320 fps
MRender 206
Gravity 300
Splatting 236
106% 247 fps
Poor: 75%
This bench: 104%
Great: 110%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk Extreme Pro 240GB-$129
221GB free
Firmware: X21200RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
111% Outstanding
Read 511
Write 495
Mixed 490
112% 499 MB/s
4K Read 36.6
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 29.5
154% 60.5 MB/s
DQ Read 349
DQ Write 334
DQ Mixed 61.8
123% 248 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 111%
Great: 112%
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$169
102GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
241% Outstanding
Read 2,094
Write 1,430
Mixed 1,251
352% 1,591 MB/s
4K Read 53.3
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 32.7
188% 70 MB/s
DQ Read 454
DQ Write 220
DQ Mixed 131
152% 268 MB/s
Poor: 158%
This bench: 241%
Great: 258%
Seagate FireCuda SSHD 2TB (2016)-$93
910GB free
Firmware: CC41 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
80.3% Excellent
Read 119
Write 160
Mixed 116
99% 132 MB/s
4K Read 0.65
4K Write 5.29
4K Mixed 0.77
211% 2.24 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 80.3%
Great: 111%
WD Red 1TB (2012)-$63
569GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
86.4% Excellent
Read 186
Write 115
Mixed 123
106% 142 MB/s
4K Read 0.51
4K Write 2.13
4K Mixed 0.15
78% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 38%
This bench: 86.4%
Great: 86%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX 2400 C15 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
84.5% Excellent
MC Read 30.7
MC Write 32.3
MC Mixed 26.7
85% 29.9 GB/s
SC Read 19.2
SC Write 32.8
SC Mixed 25.1
73% 25.7 GB/s
Latency 61.3
65% 61.3 ns
Poor: 70%
This bench: 84.5%
Great: 105%
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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 4,842 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 90% - Excellent Total price: $1,097
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HDDRAMUSB
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WD Blue 1TB (2012) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $191SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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