MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (70th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 30 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 90.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics75.3% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive116% 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
6 months ago, 4 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7A12
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)  (all builds)
Memory13.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit cores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170503
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 28 '20 at 23:13
Run Duration157 Seconds
Run User PRT-User
Background CPU0%
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 PC Performing above expectations (70th 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-$199
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
90.6% Outstanding
Memory 93.6
1-Core 131
2-Core 261
93% 162 Pts
4-Core 507
8-Core 503
69% 505 Pts
64-Core 516
35% 516 Pts
Poor: 62%
This bench: 90.6%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super)-$240
Gigabyte(1458 4014) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2175 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 457.30
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
75.3% Very good
Lighting 98.1
Reflection 93
Parallax 96.8
79% 96 fps
MRender 115
Gravity 82.7
Splatting 75
71% 90.8 fps
Poor: 65%
This bench: 75.3%
Great: 76%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Pro 512GB-$210
446GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXM06B0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 399 466 479 449 439 436 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
116% Outstanding
Read 474
Write 456
Mixed 347
SusWrite 444
97% 430 MB/s
4K Read 32.1
4K Write 121
4K Mixed 49.6
176% 67.6 MB/s
DQ Read 383
DQ Write 308
DQ Mixed 199
189% 297 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 116%
Great: 116%
Hitachi HTS545050B9A300 500GB-$45
323GB free
Firmware: PB4OC64G
SusWrite @10s intervals: 71 72 72 73 73 73 MB/s
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
40.7% Average
Read 69.7
Write 70.9
Mixed 38.1
SusWrite 72
46% 62.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.8
134% 0.87 MB/s
Poor: 8%
This bench: 40.7%
Great: 46%
Seagate Momentus 2.5" 500GB-$40
304GB free
Firmware: 0006HPM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 94 95 95 96 96 95 MB/s
Performing above expectations (85th percentile)
53.7% Above average
Read 91.9
Write 85.4
Mixed 50.3
SusWrite 95.2
59% 80.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.8
138% 0.87 MB/s
Poor: 15%
This bench: 53.7%
Great: 58%
SMI USB DISK 32GB
25GB free, PID null
SusWrite @10s intervals: 11 7.5 7.3 7.5 8 7.8 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
4.63% Terrible
Read 14.9
Write 15.2
Mixed 8.5
SusWrite 8.2
15% 11.7 MB/s
4K Read 2.9
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 0
11% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 4%
This bench: 4.63%
Great: 31%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston KHX2400C15/8G KHX2400C12D4/8GX 16GB
3000, 3000 MHz
8192, 8192 MB
Performing below potential (25th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
57.3% Above average
MC Read 20.2
MC Write 20.3
MC Mixed 16.8
55% 19.1 GB/s
SC Read 17.1
SC Write 22.1
SC Mixed 19.2
56% 19.5 GB/s
Latency 60.7
66% 60.7 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 57.3%
Great: 84%

 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 4,361 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $1,018
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