MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 31%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (61st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 39 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 76.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics24.6% 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 Drive102% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum 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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 9 years and 8 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)
Memory12.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20160222
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJan 12 '19 at 00:42
Run Duration128 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (61st 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 i5-6500-$211
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
76.7% Very good
SC Int 96
SC Float 106
SC Mixed 102
81% 101 Pts
QC Int 387
QC Float 388
QC Mixed 404
89% 393 Pts
MC Int 385
MC Float 420
MC Mixed 406
60% 404 Pts
Poor: 54%
This bench: 76.7%
Great: 78%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD HD 6950-$290
XFX(1682 3122) 2GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 15.200.1062.0
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
24.6% Poor
Lighting 82
Reflection 56.8
Parallax 76.7
25% 71.8 fps
MRender 44.7
Gravity 66.1
Splatting 64
25% 58.3 fps
Poor: 21%
This bench: 24.6%
Great: 27%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$104
56GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 319 179 164 141 120 104 MB/s
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
102% Outstanding
Read 492
Write 465
Mixed 372
SusWrite 171
84% 375 MB/s
4K Read 43
4K Write 97.3
4K Mixed 56
188% 65.4 MB/s
DQ Read 309
DQ Write 282
DQ Mixed 55
107% 216 MB/s
Poor: 78%
This bench: 102%
Great: 125%
WD Black 500GB (2008)-$70
263GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 80 79 80 79 80 80 MB/s
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
46.9% Average
Read 83.3
Write 80.5
Mixed 61.8
SusWrite 79.6
56% 76.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.9
176% 1.3 MB/s
Poor: 29%
This bench: 46.9%
Great: 69%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2400 C15 2x8GB-$85
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
72.6% Very good
MC Read 27.4
MC Write 29
MC Mixed 22.3
75% 26.2 GB/s
SC Read 15.9
SC Write 24.4
SC Mixed 17.2
55% 19.2 GB/s
Latency 67.9
59% 67.9 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 72.6%
Great: 89%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds (explanation by AdoredTV).

Typical Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12) Builds (Compare 5,151 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 101% - Outstanding Total price: $984
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Intel Core i5-8600K $260Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti $808Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $88
HDDRAMUSB
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WD Blue 1TB (2012) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $120SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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