MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (9th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 91 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 an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including moderate gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 56.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Boot Drive43.3% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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.
Very high background CPU (80%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A12
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)  (all builds)
Memory10.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1680 x 1050 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160512
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateSep 15 '18 at 00:05
Run Duration167 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU 80%

 PC Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i7-6700K-$342
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
56.9% Above average
SC Int 81.9
SC Float 87.2
SC Mixed 82.9
67% 84 Pts
QC Int 292
QC Float 314
QC Mixed 286
67% 297 Pts
MC Int 303
MC Float 319
MC Mixed 309
46% 310 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 56.9%
Great: 104%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow UV400 120GB-$37
28GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0C3FD6SD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 124 51 111 40 41 20 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
43.3% Average
Read 328
Write 271
Mixed 252
SusWrite 64.3
51% 229 MB/s
4K Read 18.2
4K Write 47.2
4K Mixed 20.2
78% 28.5 MB/s
DQ Read 25.9
DQ Write 75.2
DQ Mixed 18.8
24% 40 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 43.3%
Great: 81%
Seagate ST3400620AS 400GB-$55
27GB free
Firmware: 3.AAE
SusWrite @10s intervals: 27 27 26 29 27 28 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
18.5% Very poor
Read 37.2
Write 31.3
Mixed 23
SusWrite 27.1
22% 29.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.3
55% 0.37 MB/s
Poor: 24%
This bench: 18.5%
Great: 42%
StoreJet Transcend 1TB
156GB free, PID 5106
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 21 21 21 21 21 28 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
15.5% Very poor
Read 32.5
Write 28.7
Mixed 24
SusWrite 22.3
36% 26.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
94% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 15.5%
Great: 46%
WD My Passport 0740 500GB
64GB free, PID 0740
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 26 21 21 21 21 20 MB/s
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
14.3% Very poor
Read 36
Write 35.5
Mixed 27.2
SusWrite 21.7
40% 30.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.6
70% 0.8 MB/s
Poor: 12%
This bench: 14.3%
Great: 36%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2666 C16 2x8GB-$145
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
40.4% Average
MC Read 13.7
MC Write 15.4
MC Mixed 15.6
43% 14.9 GB/s
SC Read 9.9
SC Write 10.4
SC Mixed 9.9
29% 10.1 GB/s
Latency 150
27% 150 ns
Poor: 43%
This bench: 40.4%
Great: 96%
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 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 5,135 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12) - $143

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 94% - Outstanding Total price: $1,074
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