MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (15th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 85 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. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 66.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics46.8% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive75.7% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (70%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7A12
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)  (all builds)
Memory4.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.5 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit Farben
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161017
Uptime8.3 Days
Run DateNov 26 '18 at 16:57
Run Duration152 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU 70%

 PC Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-6600K-$200
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
66.1% Good
1-Core 104
2-Core 207
73% 156 Pts
4-Core 357
8-Core 341
48% 349 Pts
64-Core 397
27% 397 Pts
Poor: 56%
This bench: 66.1%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$409
CLim: 2012 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 399.24
Performing way below expectations (0th percentile)
46.8% Average
Lighting 149
Reflection 207
Parallax 127
39% 161 fps
MRender 38.6
Gravity 199
Splatting 54.5
47% 97.3 fps
Poor: 70%
This bench: 46.8%
Great: 85%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$61
109GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 311 231 231 233 235 232 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
75.7% Very good
Read 352
Write 238
Mixed 286
SusWrite 245
63% 280 MB/s
4K Read 19
4K Write 56.3
4K Mixed 31.5
99% 35.6 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 324
DQ Mixed 348
261% 349 MB/s
Poor: 74%
This bench: 75.7%
Great: 123%
Sandisk Ultra II 500GB
204GB free
Firmware: X41110WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 274 305 305 294 296 292 MB/s
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
86.1% Excellent
Read 428
Write 355
Mixed 248
SusWrite 294
74% 331 MB/s
4K Read 25.1
4K Write 63.8
4K Mixed 36.1
118% 41.7 MB/s
DQ Read 348
DQ Write 287
DQ Mixed 248
205% 294 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 86.1%
Great: 109%
Sandisk Ultra II 500GB
47GB free
Firmware: X41110WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 228 288 261 231 207 155 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
66.3% Good
Read 320
Write 278
Mixed 195
SusWrite 228
57% 255 MB/s
4K Read 15.5
4K Write 68.2
4K Mixed 18.1
83% 33.9 MB/s
DQ Read 369
DQ Write 299
DQ Mixed 227
199% 298 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 66.3%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLE4G4D26AFEA.8FAD 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2520 MHz
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
70.4% Very good
MC Read 22.6
MC Write 28.2
MC Mixed 24.2
71% 25 GB/s
SC Read 14.4
SC Write 25.6
SC Mixed 20.4
58% 20.1 GB/s
Latency 67.6
59% 67.6 ns
Poor: 70%
This bench: 70.4%
Great: 110%
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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 6,880 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12) - $127

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good Total price: $953
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