MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 39%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 41%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 27%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (17th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 83 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including moderate gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 36.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics56.1% 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 Drive41.2% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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.
Very high background CPU (96%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
1 month ago, 1 month ago.
SystemMSI MS-7A12
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)  (all builds)
Memory8.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151214
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 01 '19 at 17:37
Run Duration148 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU 96%

 PC Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-6500-$179
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
36.8% Below average
1-Core 57.6
2-Core 132
43% 94.6 Pts
4-Core 188
8-Core 272
30% 230 Pts
64-Core 202
14% 202 Pts
Poor: 47%
This bench: 36.8%
Great: 72%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$289
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 441.8
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
56.1% Above average
Lighting 207
Reflection 174
Parallax 204
54% 195 fps
MRender 146
Gravity 206
Splatting 160
56% 170 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 56.1%
Great: 61%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel SSD Pro 1500 Series 180GB-$220
15GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LH6i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 89 74 91 125 66 74 MB/s
Performing below potential (0th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
41.2% Average
Read 212
Write 123
Mixed 182
SusWrite 86.4
34% 151 MB/s
4K Read 14.5
4K Write 37.2
4K Mixed 20.7
68% 24.1 MB/s
DQ Read 122
DQ Write 151
DQ Mixed 27.5
51% 100 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 41.2%
Great: 81%
Crucial MTFDDAK128MAY-1AH1ZABHA 128GB
107GB free
Firmware: M504
SusWrite @10s intervals: 284 334 344 345 344 343 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
62.3% Good
Read 222
Write 213
Mixed 183
SusWrite 332
54% 237 MB/s
4K Read 8.8
4K Write 33.2
4K Mixed 29.6
69% 23.9 MB/s
DQ Read 152
DQ Write 314
DQ Mixed 137
132% 201 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 62.3%
Great: 101%
Seagate Desktop SSHD 2TB-$90
576GB free
Firmware: CC41
SusWrite @10s intervals: 131 132 131 131 131 132 MB/s
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
73.6% Very good
Read 124
Write 83.7
Mixed 29
SusWrite 131
67% 92 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 5.4
4K Mixed 1.6
324% 2.7 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 73.6%
Great: 111%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
57.5% Above average
MC Read 21.6
MC Write 23.9
MC Mixed 20.1
62% 21.9 GB/s
SC Read 5.7
SC Write 14.6
SC Mixed 15.1
34% 11.8 GB/s
Latency 116
34% 116 ns
Poor: 56%
This bench: 57.5%
Great: 112%
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 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 6,927 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Good Total price: $959
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HDDRAMUSB
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