MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (59th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 41 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 82.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics70% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive76.8% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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.
Very high background CPU (100%). 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)
Memory11.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1200 - 32 Bit farger
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160724
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 23 '16 at 14:59
Run Duration108 Seconds
Run User NOR-User
Background CPU 100%

 PC Performing as expected (59th 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-$219
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
82.2% Excellent
SC Int 105
SC Float 114
SC Mixed 107
87% 109 Pts
QC Int 423
QC Float 452
QC Mixed 437
99% 437 Pts
MC Int 424
MC Float 451
MC Mixed 439
66% 438 Pts
Poor: 69%
This bench: 82.2%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-3GB-$210
CLim: 1949 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 376.33
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
70% Good
Lighting 213
Reflection 185
Parallax 198
64% 199 fps
MRender 152
Gravity 206
Splatting 162
74% 173 fps
Poor: 61%
This bench: 70%
Great: 73%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX300 750GB-$258
672GB free
Firmware: M0CR011 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
76.8% Very good
Read 482
Write 338
Mixed 338
86% 386 MB/s
4K Read 28.5
4K Write 84.6
4K Mixed 15.7
108% 42.9 MB/s
DQ Read 29
DQ Write 227
DQ Mixed 15.7
45% 90.5 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 76.8%
Great: 88%
Seagate IronWolf 3TB (2016)-$105
3TB free
Firmware: SC60 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5900 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
94.7% Outstanding
Read 169
Write 161
Mixed 137
117% 156 MB/s
4K Read 0.68
4K Write 1.76
4K Mixed 0.2
83% 0.88 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 94.7%
Great: 95%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX 2133 C14 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
65.5% Good
MC Read 26.8
MC Write 28.4
MC Mixed 21.8
73% 25.7 GB/s
SC Read 6.9
SC Write 15.8
SC Mixed 8.9
30% 10.5 GB/s
Latency 112
36% 112 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 65.5%
Great: 76%
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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 3,212 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 85% - Excellent Total price: $1,085
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