MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 33%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 26%
Raft
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 brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: 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 82.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics36.4% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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 above expectations (61st 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-$168
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (60th percentile)
82.5% Excellent
Memory 92.1
1-Core 111
2-Core 217
82% 140 Pts
4-Core 422
8-Core 423
58% 422 Pts
64-Core 425
28% 425 Pts
Poor: 63%
This bench: 82.5%
Great: 94%
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
39% 128 fps
MRender 81.7
Gravity 137
Splatting 93
36% 104 fps
Poor: 29%
This bench: 36.4%
Great: 34%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk X400 512GB-$193
72GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X4140000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 298 292 289 204 49 49 MB/s
Performing above expectations (78th 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: 62%
This bench: 92.5%
Great: 103%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LED DDR4 2400 C16 2x8GB-$120
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below potential (6th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
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%

 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 1,852 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Destroyer

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $969
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