MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 41%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (23rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 77 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 65.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics57.1% 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 Drive73.2% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (45%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A12
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)  (all builds)
Memory2.5 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colori
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160724
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 15 '21 at 07:29
Run Duration128 Seconds
Run User ITA-User
Background CPU 45%
Watch Gameplay: 1060-6GB + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-6600-$246
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
65.3% Good
Memory 84.4
1-Core 91.5
2-Core 178
71% 118 Pts
4-Core 254
8-Core 345
39% 300 Pts
64-Core 337
23% 337 Pts
Poor: 57%
This bench: 65.3%
Great: 82%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$290
Nvidia(10DE 11D7) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1923 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 465.89
Performing below potential (64th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
57.1% Above average
Lighting 70.7
Reflection 73.7
Parallax 67.6
57% 70.7 fps
MRender 66.2
Gravity 71.4
Splatting 66.7
57% 68.1 fps
Poor: 51%
This bench: 57.1%
Great: 62%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$100
30GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 111 74 73 71 72 70 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
73.2% Very good
Read 420
Write 291
Mixed 321
SusWrite 78.5
62% 277 MB/s
4K Read 20.4
4K Write 31.2
4K Mixed 46.9
108% 32.8 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 336
DQ Mixed 342
260% 352 MB/s
Poor: 73%
This bench: 73.2%
Great: 124%
Toshiba HDWD105 500GB-$49
60GB free
Firmware: A8J0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 87 89 91 93 92 87 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
60% Above average
Read 119
Write 104
Mixed 29.8
SusWrite 89.9
62% 85.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.7
141% 1 MB/s
Poor: 39%
This bench: 60%
Great: 105%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR4 2400 C15 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
64.4% Good
MC Read 24.9
MC Write 22
MC Mixed 21.3
65% 22.7 GB/s
SC Read 14.7
SC Write 22.4
SC Mixed 20.2
55% 19.1 GB/s
Latency 72.7
55% 72.7 ns
Poor: 54%
This bench: 64.4%
Great: 92%

 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 4,172 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: 62% - Good Total price: $953
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