MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (61st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 39 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 84%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics48.6% 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 Drive221% 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)
Memory11.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit Farben
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180704
Uptime1 Days
Run DateDec 07 '20 at 21:07
Run Duration150 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing above expectations (61st 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-$197
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
84% Excellent
Memory 88.4
1-Core 124
2-Core 241
87% 151 Pts
4-Core 457
8-Core 476
63% 466 Pts
64-Core 478
32% 478 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 84%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$340
Gainward(10B0 13C2) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1392 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 457.51
Performing below potential (45th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
48.6% Average
Lighting 59.4
Reflection 68.8
Parallax 60.7
48% 63 fps
MRender 68
Gravity 60
Splatting 53.5
49% 60.5 fps
Poor: 44%
This bench: 48.6%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial P1 3D NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$56
297GB free (System drive)
Firmware: P3CR013 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 616 857 878 892 891 890 MB/s
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
221% Outstanding
Read 1,423
Write 881
Mixed 889
SusWrite 837
225% 1,008 MB/s
4K Read 60.5
4K Write 164
4K Mixed 79.4
280% 101 MB/s
DQ Read 348
DQ Write 840
DQ Mixed 220
275% 469 MB/s
Poor: 103%
This bench: 221%
Great: 252%
Toshiba Q300 240GB-$85
188GB free
Firmware: SAFM12.3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 253 151 165 170 167 170 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
93.1% Outstanding
Read 514
Write 489
Mixed 398
SusWrite 179
88% 395 MB/s
4K Read 32.8
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 43.1
165% 63.2 MB/s
DQ Read 354
DQ Write 137
DQ Mixed 148
135% 213 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 93.1%
Great: 93%
TOSHIBA External USB 3.0 1TB
68GB free, PID a00c
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 56 57 57 57 57 57 MB/s
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
25.7% Poor
Read 57.1
Write 59.3
Mixed 28.2
SusWrite 56.9
68% 50.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.6
76% 0.87 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 25.7%
Great: 45%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
77.9% Very good
MC Read 28.6
MC Write 31.7
MC Mixed 22.3
79% 27.5 GB/s
SC Read 18
SC Write 30.8
SC Mixed 23.5
69% 24.1 GB/s
Latency 69.1
58% 69.1 ns
Poor: 60%
This bench: 77.9%
Great: 103%

 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 4,495 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $1,022
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