MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 44%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (44th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 56 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 78.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics40.1% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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 Drive110% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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.
SystemMSI MS-7A12
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)  (all builds)
Memory11.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160512
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateFeb 11 '19 at 16:27
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing as expected (44th 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 i5-6600-$232
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (60th percentile)
78.7% Very good
SC Int 107
SC Float 116
SC Mixed 104
87% 109 Pts
QC Int 394
QC Float 455
QC Mixed 416
95% 422 Pts
MC Int 398
MC Float 458
MC Mixed 419
64% 425 Pts
Poor: 56%
This bench: 78.7%
Great: 85%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$198
EVGA(3842 3963) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1392 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 417.71
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
40.1% Average
Lighting 134
Reflection 111
Parallax 121
40% 122 fps
MRender 83.3
Gravity 116
Splatting 79.5
40% 92.9 fps
Poor: 35%
This bench: 40.1%
Great: 44%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$78
130GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 335 184 178 177 177 175 MB/s
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
110% Outstanding
Read 494
Write 465
Mixed 372
SusWrite 205
86% 384 MB/s
4K Read 44.9
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 58.6
203% 72.2 MB/s
DQ Read 353
DQ Write 313
DQ Mixed 315
241% 327 MB/s
Poor: 71%
This bench: 110%
Great: 125%
WD Blue 1TB (2015)-$45
494GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 88 90 89 89 90 90 MB/s
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
60% Good
Read 120
Write 117
Mixed 71
SusWrite 89.2
73% 99.2 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1
203% 1.57 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 60%
Great: 88%
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 below potential (22nd percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
71% Very good
MC Read 26.2
MC Write 28.3
MC Mixed 21
72% 25.2 GB/s
SC Read 15.8
SC Write 27.5
SC Mixed 20.4
61% 21.2 GB/s
Latency 71.2
56% 71.2 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 71%
Great: 93%
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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 4,916 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 102% - Outstanding Total price: $956
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HDDRAMUSB
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WD Blue 1TB (2012) $43Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $120SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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