MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 48%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (71st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 29 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 83.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics53.3% 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)
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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 12 years and 1 month old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
Run History
17 months ago, 17 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7A12
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)  (all builds)
Memory23.1 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1680 x 1050 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20160512
Uptime9.9 Days
Run DateApr 08 '20 at 16:04
Run Duration153 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing above expectations (71st 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-$210
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
83.8% Excellent
Memory 92.3
1-Core 112
2-Core 212
82% 139 Pts
4-Core 437
8-Core 431
60% 434 Pts
64-Core 436
29% 436 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 83.8%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$340
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 425.31
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
53.3% Above average
Lighting 67.7
Reflection 68.3
Parallax 61.8
55% 65.9 fps
MRender 71
Gravity 62.9
Splatting 58.1
52% 64 fps
Poor: 44%
This bench: 53.3%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial M4 128GB-$116
2GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0309
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
Read 268
Write 143
Mixed 185
44% 198 MB/s
4K Read 23.2
4K Write 79.7
4K Mixed 15.6
97% 39.5 MB/s
DQ Read 106
DQ Write 111
DQ Mixed 48.5
53% 88.6 MB/s
Poor: 41% Great: 74%
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB-$80
8GB free
Firmware: 1AJ10001
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 112
Write 150
Mixed 73.5
83% 112 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
154% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 40% Great: 77%
WD WD6400AACS-00G8B1 640GB
29GB free
Firmware: 05.04C05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 54 56 57 57 58 55 MB/s
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
35% Below average
Read 65.5
Write 44
Mixed 47.8
SusWrite 56.3
40% 53.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
132% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 26%
This bench: 35%
Great: 50%
Seagate M3 Portable 2TB
1TB free, PID 61b5
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 105 111 110 114 114 110 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
53.1% Above average
Read 106
Write 81
Mixed 63.8
SusWrite 111
120% 90.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 4.4
4K Mixed 1.1
190% 2.07 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 53.1%
Great: 53%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston KHX2666C15D4/8G KHX2666C15D4/8G 1315 BLS8G4D26BFSCK.8FBD 1315 BLS8G4D26BFSCK.8FBD 32GB
2667, 2667, 2667, 2667 MHz
8192, 8192, 8192, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
91.2% Outstanding
MC Read 31.7
MC Write 36.1
MC Mixed 30.6
94% 32.8 GB/s
SC Read 18.4
SC Write 36.3
SC Mixed 24.3
75% 26.3 GB/s
Latency 63.6
63% 63.6 ns

 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

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Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Destroyer

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good Total price: $971
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