MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (41st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 59 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 very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 74.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics54.7% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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.
SystemMSI MS-7A12
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)  (all builds)
Memory12.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161017
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 04 '20 at 07:31
Run Duration142 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing as expected (41st percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-6600K-$205
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
74.4% Very good
Memory 79.6
1-Core 110
2-Core 218
78% 136 Pts
4-Core 399
8-Core 405
55% 402 Pts
64-Core 398
27% 398 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 74.4%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-3GB-$170
CLim: 2012 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 441.12
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
54.7% Above average
Lighting 207
Reflection 175
Parallax 209
54% 197 fps
MRender 146
Gravity 199
Splatting 160
55% 168 fps
Poor: 48%
This bench: 54.7%
Great: 57%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Pro 256GB-$160
238GB free
Firmware: EXM04B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 460 435 458 463 473 472 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
123% Outstanding
Read 453
Write 460
Mixed 344
SusWrite 460
97% 429 MB/s
4K Read 39.9
4K Write 119
4K Mixed 56.2
196% 71.8 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 342
262% 356 MB/s
Poor: 75%
This bench: 123%
Great: 125%
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016)-$85
221GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 7.7 10 23 14 19 19 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (0th percentile)
6.37% Terrible
Read 6.2
Write 28.5
Mixed 7.5
SusWrite 15.7
11% 14.5 MB/s
4K Read 0
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.1
32% 0.4 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 6.37%
Great: 115%
SanDisk Ultra Flair USB 3.0 32GB-$11
29GB free, PID 5591
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 136
Write 101
Mixed 108
142% 115 MB/s
4K Read 5.3
4K Write 3.6
4K Mixed 3.6
264% 4.17 MB/s
Poor: 12% Great: 40%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C14 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
67.8% Good
MC Read 22.8
MC Write 26.8
MC Mixed 23.1
69% 24.2 GB/s
SC Read 15.4
SC Write 24.9
SC Mixed 19.3
57% 19.9 GB/s
Latency 81.3
49% 81.3 ns
Poor: 67%
This bench: 67.8%
Great: 97%
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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 8,469 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12) - $127

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $962
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