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 way above expectations (97th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 3 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
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 105%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics25.2% 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)
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 9 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A12
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)  (all builds)
Memory14.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.8 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20170503
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 13 '18 at 00:53
Run Duration307 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing way above expectations (97th 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-$238
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4.5 GHz
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
105% Outstanding
SC Int 137
SC Float 146
SC Mixed 142
114% 142 Pts
QC Int 548
QC Float 570
QC Mixed 546
126% 555 Pts
MC Int 550
MC Float 583
MC Mixed 567
85% 567 Pts
Poor: 68%
This bench: 105%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 750 Ti-$110
CLim: 1468 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 390.65
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
25.2% Poor
Lighting 75.2
Reflection 50.8
Parallax 74.5
23% 66.8 fps
MRender 61.1
Gravity 77.5
Splatting 44.3
27% 61 fps
Poor: 18%
This bench: 25.2%
Great: 25%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
KINGSTON 240GB
36GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 60AA Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 53% Great: 100%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$40
429GB free
Firmware: 01.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 54% Great: 106%
Samsung HD320KJ 320GB
163GB free
Firmware: CP10 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 22% Great: 44%
Hdt72252 5DLA380 250GB
131GB free
Firmware: V44O Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 19% Great: 36%
Hitachi HTS545016B9A300 160GB-$60
26GB free
Firmware: PBBO Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 16% Great: 34%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2133 C15 2x8GB-$130
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2800 MHz
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
94.8% Outstanding
MC Read 35.1
MC Write 37.9
MC Mixed 27.9
96% 33.6 GB/s
SC Read 20.5
SC Write 35.4
SC Mixed 27.7
80% 27.9 GB/s
Latency 51.8
77% 51.8 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 94.8%
Great: 80%
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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 3,737 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
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: 98% - Outstanding Total price: $1,000
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