MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (53rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 47 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. 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 64.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics71.2% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A12
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)  (all builds)
Memory9.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1200 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160724
Uptime0.9 Days
Run DateMay 16 '19 at 21:18
Run Duration161 Seconds
Run User POL-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing as expected (53rd 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-$210
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
64.4% Good
1-Core 127
2-Core 250
89% 189 Pts
4-Core 396
8-Core 387
54% 391 Pts
64-Core 459
31% 459 Pts
Poor: 51%
This bench: 64.4%
Great: 85%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$270
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 419.17
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
71.2% Very good
Lighting 219
Reflection 181
Parallax 176
63% 192 fps
MRender 151
Gravity 219
Splatting 171
77% 180 fps
Poor: 58%
This bench: 71.2%
Great: 77%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$110
54GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 2,616
Write 2347
Mixed 1,887
508% 2,283 MB/s
4K Read 66.9
4K Write 156
4K Mixed 91.2
301% 105 MB/s
DQ Read 1,475
DQ Write 1067
DQ Mixed 1,228
929% 1,257 MB/s
Poor: 227% Great: 339%
Samsung 750 EVO 500GB
466GB free
Firmware: MAT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 483 370 325 323 327 326 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
123% Outstanding
Read 493
Write 476
Mixed 360
SusWrite 359
95% 422 MB/s
4K Read 45.5
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 62.4
210% 74.5 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 343
DQ Mixed 349
266% 358 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 123%
Great: 123%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$75
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
74.4% Very good
MC Read 24.5
MC Write 29.7
MC Mixed 23.3
74% 25.8 GB/s
SC Read 15.3
SC Write 30.4
SC Mixed 24
66% 23.2 GB/s
Latency 58.8
68% 58.8 ns
Poor: 53%
This bench: 74.4%
Great: 106%
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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 6,139 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 88%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12) - $198

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $1,028
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HDDRAMUSB
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