MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 37%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 30%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (27th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 73 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 60.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics53.1% 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 Drive70.2% 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 (56%). 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)
Memory8.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160427
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 22 '20 at 09:29
Run Duration127 Seconds
Run User NLD-User
Background CPU 56%
Watch Gameplay: 1060-6GB + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing below expectations (27th 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-$188
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
60.8% Good
Memory 71
1-Core 97.3
2-Core 186
68% 118 Pts
4-Core 290
8-Core 305
40% 298 Pts
64-Core 366
24% 366 Pts
Poor: 58%
This bench: 60.8%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$250
CLim: 2075 MHz, MLim: 2155 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 456.55
Performing below potential (10th percentile) - Disable monitor sync before benchmarking (65 fps cap detected)
53.1% Above average
Lighting 66.4
Reflection 68.1
Parallax 59
55% 64.5 fps
MRender 64.3
Gravity 64.1
Splatting 67.2
39% 65.2 fps
Poor: 51%
This bench: 53.1%
Great: 64%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
HyperX Fury 240GB-$193
98GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 608ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 152 148 120 155 160 170 MB/s
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
70.2% Very good
Read 303
Write 254
Mixed 244
SusWrite 151
53% 238 MB/s
4K Read 22.9
4K Write 84.6
4K Mixed 35.4
125% 47.6 MB/s
DQ Read 217
DQ Write 242
DQ Mixed 176
147% 212 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 70.2%
Great: 83%
WD Red 1TB (2012)-$60
409GB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 116 119 120 120 120 120 MB/s
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
73% Very good
Read 135
Write 121
Mixed 79.2
SusWrite 119
84% 114 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
201% 1.53 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 73%
Great: 88%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2666 C15 2x8GB-$169
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
65.5% Good
MC Read 24.5
MC Write 27.7
MC Mixed 21.5
70% 24.6 GB/s
SC Read 11.9
SC Write 18.5
SC Mixed 14.6
43% 15 GB/s
Latency 99
40% 99 ns
Poor: 52%
This bench: 65.5%
Great: 97%

 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 2,768 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 72%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $861
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