MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 28%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 34%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (27th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 73 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. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 81.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics22.2% 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 DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (11%). 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)
Memory4.9 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160724
Uptime3.8 Days
Run DateNov 15 '17 at 07:43
Run Duration101 Seconds
Run User POL-User
Background CPU 11%

 PC Performing below expectations (27th 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 i5-6600K-$230
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
81.5% Excellent
SC Int 108
SC Float 116
SC Mixed 112
90% 112 Pts
QC Int 412
QC Float 438
QC Mixed 424
96% 425 Pts
MC Int 411
MC Float 437
MC Mixed 427
64% 425 Pts
Poor: 71%
This bench: 81.5%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 750 Ti-$110
CLim: 1293 MHz, MLim: 1350 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 384.94
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
22.2% Poor
Lighting 66.1
Reflection 44.4
Parallax 64.2
20% 58.2 fps
MRender 53.1
Gravity 69.9
Splatting 38.5
24% 53.8 fps
Poor: 20%
This bench: 22.2%
Great: 25%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$52
76GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
56.1% Above average
Read 98.3
Write 97.2
Mixed 98.3
74% 97.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.32
4K Write 1.31
4K Mixed 0.1
50% 0.58 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 56.1%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown GY2133D464L15/8G 1x8GB
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
39.2% Below average
MC Read 13.5
MC Write 13.4
MC Mixed 11.7
37% 12.9 GB/s
SC Read 11.9
SC Write 13.3
SC Mixed 12.8
36% 12.7 GB/s
Latency 71.5
56% 71.5 ns
Poor: 38%
This bench: 39.2%
Great: 44%
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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 3,193 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: 81% - Excellent Total price: $1,135
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