MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (58th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 42 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 very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 74.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics55.9% 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 Drive77.9% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
Memory24GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 24GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (59%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
22 months ago, 18 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7A12
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)  (all builds)
Memory20.2 GB free of 24 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180125
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateApr 05 '20 at 11:18
Run Duration151 Seconds
Run User BEL-User
Background CPU 59%
Watch Gameplay: 1060-3GB + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing as expected (58th 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, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
74.1% Very good
Memory 90.9
1-Core 99.9
2-Core 210
78% 134 Pts
4-Core 314
8-Core 430
48% 372 Pts
64-Core 429
29% 429 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 74.1%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-3GB-$230
Nvidia(10DE 1C02) 3GB
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 445.75
Performing below potential (96th percentile) - Disable monitor sync before benchmarking (70 fps cap detected)
55.9% Above average
Lighting 70.5
Reflection 69.4
Parallax 66.4
57% 68.8 fps
MRender 71.7
Gravity 66.9
Splatting 70.3
55% 69.6 fps
Poor: 48%
This bench: 55.9%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Verbatim Vi500 S3 240GB SSD
127GB free (System drive)
Firmware: R0818A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 354 237 109 111 111 111 MB/s
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
77.9% Very good
Read 463
Write 382
Mixed 320
SusWrite 172
75% 334 MB/s
4K Read 36.2
4K Write 90.4
4K Mixed 27.2
138% 51.3 MB/s
DQ Read 140
DQ Write 222
DQ Mixed 34.5
67% 132 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 77.9%
Great: 91%
Samsung HD321KJ 320GB-$42
136GB free
Firmware: CP100-10
SusWrite @10s intervals: 78 78 78 78 78 78 MB/s
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
39.7% Below average
Read 60.1
Write 33.1
Mixed 43.8
SusWrite 77.9
40% 53.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.7
131% 0.9 MB/s
Poor: 20%
This bench: 39.7%
Great: 44%
WD Blue 640GB (2008)-$33
122GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 97 101 101 101 99 100 MB/s
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
54.5% Above average
Read 89.5
Write 84.3
Mixed 59.8
SusWrite 100
61% 83.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.9
174% 1.33 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 54.5%
Great: 63%
WD Blue 400GB (2007)-$42
97GB free
Firmware: 12.01C02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 44 44 44 44 45 44 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
21.2% Poor
Read 28.8
Write 48.6
Mixed 34.4
SusWrite 44.2
29% 39 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.9
168% 1.27 MB/s
Poor: 21%
This bench: 21.2%
Great: 43%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown CT8G4DFS824A.C8FBD1 029E CMK8GX4M1A2400C16 859B CT8G4DFS824A.C8FAD1 24GB
2400, 2400, 2400 MHz
8192, 8192, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
79.2% Very good
MC Read 29.1
MC Write 31
MC Mixed 23.9
80% 28 GB/s
SC Read 17.2
SC Write 30.6
SC Mixed 24.8
69% 24.2 GB/s
Latency 65.9
61% 65.9 ns
Poor: 61%
This bench: 79.2%
Great: 77%

 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 4,762 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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: 59% - Above average Total price: $1,023
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