MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 49%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (51st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 49 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 85.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics51.5% 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 DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 11 years and 4 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
SystemMSI MS-7A12
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)  (all builds)
Memory10.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20151214
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 21 '19 at 22:48
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU10%

 PC Performing as expected (51st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-6700K-$275
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
85.3% Excellent
Memory 92.1
1-Core 124
2-Core 244
88% 153 Pts
4-Core 423
8-Core 667
70% 545 Pts
64-Core 666
45% 666 Pts
Poor: 72%
This bench: 85.3%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$340
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 436.48
Performing below potential (59th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
51.5% Above average
Lighting 63.3
Reflection 69.8
Parallax 64.6
52% 65.9 fps
MRender 74.5
Gravity 65.2
Splatting 56
43% 65.2 fps
Poor: 45%
This bench: 51.5%
Great: 58%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
LDLC 128GB
119GB free
Firmware: P0316B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 141 152 153 153 153 153 MB/s
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
57.1% Above average
Read 456
Write 154
Mixed 153
SusWrite 151
50% 228 MB/s
4K Read 18.2
4K Write 81.7
4K Mixed 10.4
84% 36.8 MB/s
DQ Read 99.6
DQ Write 154
DQ Mixed 57.2
63% 104 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 57.1%
Great: 71%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 107 148 149 166 160 165 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
58.6% Above average
Read 55
Write 127
Mixed 57
SusWrite 149
71% 97 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.6
115% 0.87 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 58.6%
Great: 113%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2400 C15 2x8GB-$60
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
76.3% Very good
MC Read 27.9
MC Write 28.7
MC Mixed 23.6
76% 26.7 GB/s
SC Read 18.1
SC Write 29.9
SC Mixed 23.5
68% 23.8 GB/s
Latency 63.9
63% 63.9 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 76.3%
Great: 87%

 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 2,756 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 72%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $861
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