MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (57th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 43 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 87.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
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 Drive47.3% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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.
Run History
9 months ago, 6 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7A12
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)  (all builds)
Memory11.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160512
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateMay 18 '17 at 16:20
Run Duration129 Seconds
Run User DNK-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing as expected (57th 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 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
87.6% Excellent
SC Int 124
SC Float 131
SC Mixed 128
102% 128 Pts
QC Int 404
QC Float 428
QC Mixed 417
94% 416 Pts
MC Int 612
MC Float 677
MC Mixed 679
98% 656 Pts
Poor: 79%
This bench: 87.6%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$380
CLim: 2037 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 378.92
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
106% Outstanding
Lighting 337
Reflection 305
Parallax 318
102% 320 fps
MRender 206
Gravity 314
Splatting 238
109% 253 fps
Poor: 82%
This bench: 106%
Great: 110%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial BX200 480GB-$150
254GB free
Firmware: MU02.6 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
47.3% Average
Read 483
Write 42.7
Mixed 76.2
43% 201 MB/s
4K Read 31
4K Write 25.5
4K Mixed 11
74% 22.5 MB/s
DQ Read 31.6
DQ Write 144
DQ Mixed 14
32% 63.3 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 47.3%
Great: 78%
Intel X25-M 80GB
21GB free
Firmware: 2CV102HD Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
41.8% Average
Read 257
Write 77.3
Mixed 115
33% 150 MB/s
4K Read 22.3
4K Write 64.3
4K Mixed 7.13
77% 31.2 MB/s
DQ Read 157
DQ Write 76.7
DQ Mixed 7.66
35% 80.5 MB/s
Poor: 16%
This bench: 41.8%
Great: 42%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2666 C16 2x8GB-$180
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
86.8% Excellent
MC Read 30.5
MC Write 34.7
MC Mixed 26.9
88% 30.7 GB/s
SC Read 15.6
SC Write 36.1
SC Mixed 27.2
75% 26.3 GB/s
Latency 58.6
68% 58.6 ns
Poor: 51%
This bench: 86.8%
Great: 95%
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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 3,126 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: 84% - Excellent Total price: $1,101
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