MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (82nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 18 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: 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 102%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Boot Drive110% 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.
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
SystemMSI MS-7A12
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)  (all builds)
Memory13.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170503
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 09 '18 at 22:20
Run Duration113 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing above expectations (82nd 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-$310
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
102% Outstanding
SC Int 136
SC Float 142
SC Mixed 140
112% 139 Pts
QC Int 467
QC Float 492
QC Mixed 508
111% 489 Pts
MC Int 692
MC Float 787
MC Mixed 748
111% 742 Pts
Poor: 74%
This bench: 102%
Great: 102%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$95
196GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
110% Outstanding
Read 512
Write 415
Mixed 422
100% 450 MB/s
4K Read 48.5
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 45.4
190% 68.1 MB/s
DQ Read 48.5
DQ Write 269
DQ Mixed 93.4
91% 137 MB/s
Poor: 70%
This bench: 110%
Great: 124%
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$70
646GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
94.4% Outstanding
Read 167
Write 162
Mixed 158
122% 162 MB/s
4K Read 1.33
4K Write 2.24
4K Mixed 0.36
137% 1.31 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 94.4%
Great: 108%
SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 32GB-$12
29GB free, PID 5581
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
43.3% Average
Read 139
Write 62
Mixed 84.7
109% 95.3 MB/s
4K Read 6.78
4K Write 2.61
4K Mixed 1.49
165% 3.63 MB/s
Poor: 11%
This bench: 43.3%
Great: 38%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown CL16-16-16 D4-3200 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
101% Outstanding
MC Read 36.5
MC Write 40.5
MC Mixed 28.6
101% 35.2 GB/s
SC Read 22.8
SC Write 44
SC Mixed 32.6
95% 33.1 GB/s
Latency 48.4
83% 48.4 ns
Poor: 69%
This bench: 101%
Great: 107%
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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 4,853 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 91% - Outstanding Total price: $1,083
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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $339Nvidia GTX 1070 $380Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $95
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $150Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $240Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $100
Intel Core i5-8600K $245AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $44Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $155SanDisk Extreme 64GB $80
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $901SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $175SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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