MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (58th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 42 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 65.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics78.5% 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 Drive113% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (37%). 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)
Memory25 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180125
Uptime3.3 Days
Run DateFeb 16 '21 at 17:22
Run Duration158 Seconds
Run User SWE-User
Background CPU 37%

 PC Performing as expected (58th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-6700-$299
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
65.5% Good
Memory 75
1-Core 74.8
2-Core 148
60% 99.2 Pts
4-Core 301
8-Core 578
54% 439 Pts
64-Core 551
37% 551 Pts
Poor: 63%
This bench: 65.5%
Great: 84%
Graphics Cards Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 530 (Desktop Skylake)
MSI(1462 7A12) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 27.20.100.8681
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
5.41% Terrible
Lighting 6.4
Reflection 8.4
Parallax 7.7
5% 7.5 fps
MRender 9.1
Gravity 6.6
Splatting 12.4
6% 9.37 fps
Poor: 3%
This bench: 5.41%
Great: 6%
Nvidia GTX 1660-Ti-$280
CLim: 2175 MHz, MLim: 3000 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 461.40
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
78.5% Very good
Lighting 101
Reflection 97.6
Parallax 89.4
82% 96.1 fps
MRender 98.1
Gravity 91.7
Splatting 77.5
75% 89.1 fps
Poor: 71%
This bench: 78.5%
Great: 82%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$140
162GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 446 263 163 167 160 161 MB/s
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
113% Outstanding
Read 470
Write 456
Mixed 363
SusWrite 227
85% 379 MB/s
4K Read 45.9
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 61.7
209% 74 MB/s
DQ Read 366
DQ Write 325
DQ Mixed 339
256% 343 MB/s
Poor: 78%
This bench: 113%
Great: 134%
Samsung 860 QVO 1TB-$110
684GB free
Firmware: RVQ01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 448 449 450 427 440 452 MB/s
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
113% Outstanding
Read 488
Write 462
Mixed 398
SusWrite 444
101% 448 MB/s
4K Read 32.7
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 45.5
163% 60.7 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 342
DQ Mixed 357
268% 359 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 113%
Great: 123%
WD WD740GD-00FLA2 74GB
20GB free
Firmware: 27.08D27
SusWrite @10s intervals: 68 66 68 67 67 67 MB/s
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
34.9% Below average
Read 53.6
Write 60.1
Mixed 35.4
SusWrite 67.3
40% 54.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 1.1
194% 1.33 MB/s
Poor: 19%
This bench: 34.9%
Great: 39%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$40
579GB free
Firmware: CC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 182 182 178 181 181 184 MB/s
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
101% Outstanding
Read 170
Write 129
Mixed 88.7
SusWrite 181
104% 142 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
167% 1.17 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 101%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston 9905625-066.A00G 2x16GB
2 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
70% Good
MC Read 26.6
MC Write 28.3
MC Mixed 22.9
74% 25.9 GB/s
SC Read 12.3
SC Write 22.7
SC Mixed 16.9
49% 17.3 GB/s
Latency 90.3
44% 90.3 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 70%
Great: 78%

 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 4,052 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $929
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