MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 60%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (52nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 48 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 86%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics61.8% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
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 7 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
12 days ago, 8 days ago.
SystemMSI MS-7A12
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)  (all builds)
Memory14.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20160724
Uptime0.7 Days
Run DateFeb 14 '18 at 19:06
Run Duration81 Seconds
Run User TUR-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing as expected (52nd 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-$222
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
86% Excellent
SC Int 109
SC Float 117
SC Mixed 114
91% 113 Pts
QC Int 442
QC Float 466
QC Mixed 454
103% 454 Pts
MC Int 443
MC Float 469
MC Mixed 456
68% 456 Pts
Poor: 71%
This bench: 86%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 480-$400
CLim: 1303 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 18.2.1
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
61.8% Good
Lighting 170
Reflection 151
Parallax 174
53% 165 fps
MRender 145
Gravity 197
Splatting 131
68% 158 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 61.8%
Great: 72%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$42
804GB free
Firmware: CC46 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
94.7% Outstanding
Read 183
Write 148
Mixed 159
123% 163 MB/s
4K Read 0.52
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.19
76% 0.84 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 94.7%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing as expected (60th percentile)
78.2% Very good
MC Read 28.1
MC Write 29.3
MC Mixed 25.8
79% 27.7 GB/s
SC Read 17.7
SC Write 29.3
SC Mixed 24.3
68% 23.8 GB/s
Latency 68
59% 68 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 78.2%
Great: 89%
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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 3,873 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 80% - Very good Total price: $1,180
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