MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 39%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (57th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 43 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. 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 67.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics36.4% 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 Drive92.5% 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 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)
Memory12.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180125
Uptime0.9 Days
Run DateAug 14 '19 at 20:08
Run Duration111 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU9%

 PC Performing as expected (57th 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 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
67.3% Good
1-Core 111
2-Core 217
77% 164 Pts
4-Core 422
8-Core 423
58% 422 Pts
64-Core 425
28% 425 Pts
Poor: 51%
This bench: 67.3%
Great: 85%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1050-Ti-$150
CLim: 2075 MHz, MLim: 1781 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 398.36
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
36.4% Below average
Lighting 148
Reflection 89.4
Parallax 146
38% 128 fps
MRender 81.7
Gravity 137
Splatting 93
34% 104 fps
Poor: 28%
This bench: 36.4%
Great: 34%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk X400 512GB-$165
72GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X4140000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 298 292 289 204 49 49 MB/s
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
92.5% Outstanding
Read 495
Write 446
Mixed 217
SusWrite 197
76% 339 MB/s
4K Read 25
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 42.7
154% 61.2 MB/s
DQ Read 351
DQ Write 234
DQ Mixed 229
188% 271 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 92.5%
Great: 105%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LED DDR4 2400 C16 2x8GB-$135
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below potential (7th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
45.4% Average
MC Read 15.9
MC Write 15.5
MC Mixed 13.5
43% 15 GB/s
SC Read 13
SC Write 16.2
SC Mixed 14.9
42% 14.7 GB/s
Latency 63.9
63% 63.9 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 45.4%
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 6,176 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $1,028
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AMD Ryzen 5 3600 $198AMD RX 580 $173Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $97
HDDRAMUSB
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