MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 37%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (83rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 17 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 85.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics31.4% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive109% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait times.
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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 8 years and 2 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
SystemMSI MS-7A12
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)  (all builds)
Memory12.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1200 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20161017
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateAug 13 '17 at 15:43
Run Duration141 Seconds
Run User BEL-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing above expectations (83rd 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 i5-6600-$225
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
85.9% Excellent
SC Int 109
SC Float 122
SC Mixed 118
93% 116 Pts
QC Int 430
QC Float 452
QC Mixed 449
100% 444 Pts
MC Int 436
MC Float 465
MC Mixed 426
66% 442 Pts
Poor: 63%
This bench: 85.9%
Great: 87%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 460-$104
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 22.19.662.4
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
31.4% Below average
Lighting 87.8
Reflection 84.2
Parallax 119
31% 96.9 fps
MRender 65
Gravity 82.4
Splatting 80
32% 75.8 fps
Poor: 26%
This bench: 31.4%
Great: 31%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Pro 256GB-$120
121GB free
Firmware: EXM0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
109% Outstanding
Read 515
Write 467
Mixed 506
111% 496 MB/s
4K Read 31.3
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 36.2
154% 60.4 MB/s
DQ Read 349
DQ Write 250
DQ Mixed 109
133% 236 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 109%
Great: 124%
WD Blue 2.5" 1TB (2004)-$55
593GB free
Firmware: 01.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
61.4% Good
Read 106
Write 108
Mixed 96.2
78% 103 MB/s
4K Read 0.53
4K Write 2.18
4K Mixed 0.27
92% 0.99 MB/s
Poor: 38%
This bench: 61.4%
Great: 63%
Seagate Momentus Thin 5400.9 2.5" 500GB-$39
405GB free
Firmware: 0002 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
56.8% Above average
Read 99.1
Write 99.2
Mixed 96.7
74% 98.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.49
4K Write 0.76
4K Mixed 0.19
55% 0.48 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 56.8%
Great: 59%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Value DDR4 2133 C15 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
71.7% Very good
MC Read 26.9
MC Write 28.1
MC Mixed 22.9
74% 26 GB/s
SC Read 13.4
SC Write 23.2
SC Mixed 21
55% 19.2 GB/s
Latency 73.5
54% 73.5 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 71.7%
Great: 79%
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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 2,917 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 85% - Excellent Total price: $1,098
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