MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (23rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 77 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 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 68.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics76.4% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (20%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A12
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)  (all builds)
Memory2.3 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151214
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateNov 09 '19 at 09:26
Run Duration109 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 20%
Watch Gameplay: 1660-Ti + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing below expectations (23rd 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-$160
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
68.4% Good
Memory 79.2
1-Core 98.3
2-Core 193
72% 124 Pts
4-Core 332
8-Core 344
46% 338 Pts
64-Core 317
21% 317 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 68.4%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1660-Ti-$280
CLim: 2175 MHz, MLim: 3000 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 441.12
Performing below potential (34th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
76.4% Very good
Lighting 95.9
Reflection 88.5
Parallax 80.3
79% 88.2 fps
MRender 100
Gravity 83
Splatting 72.5
58% 85.2 fps
Poor: 70%
This bench: 76.4%
Great: 85%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB-$35
834GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MS2OA750
SusWrite @10s intervals: 127 131 131 154 146 151 MB/s
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
78.4% Very good
Read 134
Write 161
Mixed 34.2
SusWrite 140
85% 117 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.4
103% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 78.4%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown DDR4 2800 2OZ 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
36.6% Below average
MC Read 12.9
MC Write 12.9
MC Mixed 11.8
36% 12.5 GB/s
SC Read 9.5
SC Write 9.9
SC Mixed 10.4
28% 9.93 GB/s
Latency 82.1
49% 82.1 ns
Poor: 47%
This bench: 36.6%
Great: 91%

 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 2,857 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Destroyer

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $866
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