MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 52%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (33rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 67 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 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 81.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics59% 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 Drive72.1% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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.
Very high background CPU (77%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMSI MS-7A12
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)  (all builds)
Memory11.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit Farben
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160724
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 14 '20 at 10:12
Run Duration142 Seconds
Run User AUT-User
Background CPU 77%
Watch Gameplay: 1060-6GB + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing below expectations (33rd 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-$273
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
81.2% Excellent
Memory 88
1-Core 122
2-Core 215
83% 142 Pts
4-Core 401
8-Core 665
67% 533 Pts
64-Core 653
44% 653 Pts
Poor: 73%
This bench: 81.2%
Great: 95%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$250
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 391.35
Performing above expectations (85th percentile)
59% Above average
Lighting 239
Reflection 202
Parallax 217
63% 219 fps
MRender 152
Gravity 215
Splatting 169
59% 179 fps
Poor: 50%
This bench: 59%
Great: 61%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 QVO 2TB-$241
2TB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVQ01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 322 278 307 364 329 361 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
72.1% Very good
Read 344
Write 213
Mixed 247
SusWrite 327
63% 283 MB/s
4K Read 19.4
4K Write 44.4
4K Mixed 18.7
77% 27.5 MB/s
DQ Read 368
DQ Write 316
DQ Mixed 354
262% 346 MB/s
Poor: 69%
This bench: 72.1%
Great: 124%
Samsung 750 EVO 500GB
89GB free
Firmware: MAT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 362 263 46 44 45 40 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
87.3% Excellent
Read 351
Write 287
Mixed 258
SusWrite 133
58% 257 MB/s
4K Read 32.3
4K Write 96.5
4K Mixed 45.2
158% 58 MB/s
DQ Read 383
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 346
264% 358 MB/s
Poor: 76%
This bench: 87.3%
Great: 124%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$27
44GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 101 103 102 102 103 103 MB/s
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
77.6% Very good
Read 168
Write 164
Mixed 74.9
SusWrite 102
93% 127 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.6
126% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 77.6%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$69
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (30th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
74.4% Very good
MC Read 27.1
MC Write 28.7
MC Mixed 23.6
76% 26.5 GB/s
SC Read 15.9
SC Write 27.7
SC Mixed 22.4
63% 22 GB/s
Latency 69.6
58% 69.6 ns
Poor: 60%
This bench: 74.4%
Great: 109%

 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 2,490 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $900
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