MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD, HDD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (48th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 52 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: 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 107%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics26% 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)
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 4 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A12
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)  (all builds)
Memory14.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20170503
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 07 '17 at 22:49
Run Duration159 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing as expected (48th 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-$215
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4.5 GHz
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
107% Outstanding
SC Int 137
SC Float 146
SC Mixed 142
113% 142 Pts
QC Int 547
QC Float 584
QC Mixed 565
128% 565 Pts
MC Int 551
MC Float 584
MC Mixed 572
85% 569 Pts
Poor: 71%
This bench: 107%
Great: 109%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 750 Ti-$110
CLim: 1523 MHz, MLim: 1575 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 388.31
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
26% Poor
Lighting 77.4
Reflection 52.9
Parallax 77.4
24% 69.2 fps
MRender 63.9
Gravity 79.2
Splatting 45.6
28% 62.9 fps
Poor: 19%
This bench: 26%
Great: 25%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
KINGSTON 240GB
57GB free
Firmware: 60AA Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 56% Great: 101%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$49
446GB free
Firmware: 01.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 62% Great: 106%
Hdt72252 5DLA380 250GB
94GB free
Firmware: V44O Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 21% Great: 35%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2133 C15 2x8GB-$189
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
101% Outstanding
MC Read 37
MC Write 40.6
MC Mixed 29.8
102% 35.8 GB/s
SC Read 22.7
SC Write 40.4
SC Mixed 29.9
89% 31 GB/s
Latency 49.8
80% 49.8 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 101%
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 3,334 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: $1,113
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