MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 54%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (57th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 43 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: 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 87.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics55.9% 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 Drive73.9% 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.
SystemMSI MS-7A12
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)  (all builds)
Memory11.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151214
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 24 '21 at 19:01
Run Duration111 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU3%
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 PC Performing as expected (57th 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 above expectations (85th percentile)
87.4% Excellent
Memory 91.7
1-Core 123
2-Core 245
88% 153 Pts
4-Core 480
8-Core 480
66% 480 Pts
64-Core 478
32% 478 Pts
Poor: 65%
This bench: 87.4%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 580-$220
CLim: 1340 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 21.2.3
Performing below potential (73rd percentile) - GPU OC Guide
55.9% Above average
Lighting 68.2
Reflection 63.3
Parallax 91.2
55% 74.2 fps
MRender 62.7
Gravity 72.1
Splatting 46.7
57% 60.5 fps
Poor: 49%
This bench: 55.9%
Great: 60%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$100
190GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 258 215 197 165 240 288 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
73.9% Very good
Read 447
Write 484
Mixed 235
SusWrite 227
78% 348 MB/s
4K Read 20.9
4K Write 57.7
4K Mixed 29.2
100% 35.9 MB/s
DQ Read 258
DQ Write 244
DQ Mixed 270
197% 257 MB/s
Poor: 73%
This bench: 73.9%
Great: 125%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2666 C16 2x8GB-$70
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
81% Excellent
MC Read 29.1
MC Write 31.6
MC Mixed 26.3
83% 29 GB/s
SC Read 18.4
SC Write 28
SC Mixed 22.9
66% 23.1 GB/s
Latency 64.7
62% 64.7 ns
Poor: 58%
This bench: 81%
Great: 93%

 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 4,068 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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