MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 102%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (19th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 81 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 67.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics69.5% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive32.4% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (19%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
7 months ago, 1 month ago.
SystemMSI MS-7A12
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)  (all builds)
Memory4.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160512
Uptime18.7 Days
Run DateDec 02 '19 at 03:44
Run Duration147 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 19%

 PC Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-6700K-$270
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
67.2% Good
1-Core 110
2-Core 198
74% 154 Pts
4-Core 346
8-Core 502
55% 424 Pts
64-Core 494
33% 494 Pts
Poor: 68%
This bench: 67.2%
Great: 95%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$346
CLim: 2012 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 399.24
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
69.5% Good
Lighting 267
Reflection 224
Parallax 217
70% 236 fps
MRender 183
Gravity 254
Splatting 208
70% 215 fps
Poor: 72%
This bench: 69.5%
Great: 85%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Sandisk SD8SBBU120G1122 120GB
39GB free (System drive)
Firmware: Z3106000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 23 39 23 12 31 16 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
32.4% Below average
Read 324
Write 52.5
Mixed 62.5
SusWrite 24
25% 116 MB/s
4K Read 5.8
4K Write 29.6
4K Mixed 14.7
43% 16.7 MB/s
DQ Read 156
DQ Write 32.9
DQ Mixed 18.7
33% 69.3 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 32.4%
Great: 68%
Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$110
344GB free
Firmware: 1B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1822 1043 835 836 834 836 MB/s
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
277% Outstanding
Read 2,084
Write 1,917
Mixed 1,599
SusWrite 1,034
372% 1,658 MB/s
4K Read 53.4
4K Write 140
4K Mixed 77.9
255% 90.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1238
DQ Write 1,059
DQ Mixed 1,148
860% 1,148 MB/s
Poor: 220%
This bench: 277%
Great: 334%
Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB-$60
1TB free
Firmware: MX4OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 167 170 167 170 168 170 MB/s
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
95% Outstanding
Read 163
Write 162
Mixed 46.5
SusWrite 169
98% 135 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
164% 1.17 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 95%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C14 2x8GB-$66
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
54.6% Above average
MC Read 20.7
MC Write 19.9
MC Mixed 17.7
56% 19.4 GB/s
SC Read 13.2
SC Write 13.4
SC Mixed 17
42% 14.5 GB/s
Latency 77.3
52% 77.3 ns
Poor: 43%
This bench: 54.6%
Great: 89%
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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 7,273 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $867
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