MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (21st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 79 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 71.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics45.8% 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)
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 10 years and 6 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.
High background CPU (25%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7A12
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)  (all builds)
Memory10.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit Farben
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20160222
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateNov 19 '19 at 20:28
Run Duration132 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU 25%

 PC Performing below expectations (21st 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-$175
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
71.5% Very good
1-Core 107
2-Core 215
76% 161 Pts
4-Core 404
8-Core 402
55% 403 Pts
64-Core 425
28% 425 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 71.5%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$428
MSI(1462 3161) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 368.39
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
45.8% Average
Lighting 175
Reflection 154
Parallax 170
46% 166 fps
MRender 129
Gravity 165
Splatting 108
46% 134 fps
Poor: 47%
This bench: 45.8%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Adata Premier Pro SP900 128GB-$40
0GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 6.0.7
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 4,069
Write 33
Mixed 67.3
289% 1,390 MB/s
4K Read 819
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 4.7
1,248% 275 MB/s
Poor: 48% Great: 80%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$33
174GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 129 111 118 139 94 142 MB/s
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
74.5% Very good
Read 138
Write 132
Mixed 68.3
SusWrite 122
84% 115 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.6
124% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 74.5%
Great: 115%
WD My Passport 0824 1TB
443GB free, PID 0824
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 37 40 40 40 41 40 MB/s
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
19.9% Very poor
Read 38.8
Write 39.3
Mixed 26.8
SusWrite 39.6
49% 36.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
94% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 19.9%
Great: 44%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2666 C15 2x8GB-$169
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
49.7% Average
MC Read 17
MC Write 17.8
MC Mixed 15.9
48% 16.9 GB/s
SC Read 13
SC Write 16.7
SC Mixed 15.3
43% 15 GB/s
Latency 67.8
59% 67.8 ns
Poor: 50%
This bench: 49.7%
Great: 97%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

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Gaming
Gaming 75%
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Desktop
Desktop 80%
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Workstation
Workstation 56%
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Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12) - $127

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $892
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