MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 54%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 97%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (87th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 13 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 90.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics53.3% 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 Drive242% 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A12
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)  (all builds)
Memory12.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160724
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 12 '19 at 14:07
Run Duration126 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-6600K-$179
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
90.1% Outstanding
Memory 91.1
1-Core 133
2-Core 265
93% 163 Pts
4-Core 512
8-Core 523
71% 517 Pts
64-Core 522
35% 522 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 90.1%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX Titan-$1,088
EVGA(3842 2791) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1310 MHz, MLim: 1651 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 399.24
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
53.3% Above average
Lighting 183
Reflection 161
Parallax 275
48% 206 fps
MRender 157
Gravity 191
Splatting 122
54% 156 fps
Poor: 47%
This bench: 53.3%
Great: 54%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB
101GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXY7301Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 828 619 622 619 620 607 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
242% Outstanding
Read 1,762
Write 1,297
Mixed 848
SusWrite 652
253% 1,140 MB/s
4K Read 62.1
4K Write 164
4K Mixed 82.4
286% 103 MB/s
DQ Read 1,143
DQ Write 787
DQ Mixed 950
713% 960 MB/s
Poor: 126%
This bench: 242%
Great: 261%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016)-$80
1TB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 183 181 181 182 182 184 MB/s
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
103% Outstanding
Read 178
Write 149
Mixed 80.8
SusWrite 182
108% 147 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
137% 1 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 103%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown TEAMGROUP-UD4-3000 029E CMK16GX4M2A2400C16 16GB
2133, 2133 MHz
8192, 8192 MB
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
78.8% Very good
MC Read 28.3
MC Write 29.6
MC Mixed 25.4
79% 27.8 GB/s
SC Read 18.2
SC Write 30.4
SC Mixed 25.1
70% 24.6 GB/s
Latency 65.5
61% 65.5 ns
Poor: 77%
This bench: 78.8%
Great: 78%

 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 1,806 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $914
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