MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 26%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (80th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 20 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics21.2% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive282% 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.
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 (13%). 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)
Memory13.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
DisplayΧρώματα 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180704
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 08 '21 at 22:13
Run Duration157 Seconds
Run User GRC-User
Background CPU 13%

 PC Performing above expectations (80th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-6600-$230
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
81% Excellent
Memory 89.1
1-Core 117
2-Core 222
83% 143 Pts
4-Core 420
8-Core 434
58% 427 Pts
64-Core 439
30% 439 Pts
Poor: 59%
This bench: 81%
Great: 83%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 660-$170
MSI(1462 2871) 2GB
CLim: 1254 MHz, MLim: 1502 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 457.30
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
21.2% Poor
Lighting 23
Reflection 25.7
Parallax 32.3
19% 27 fps
MRender 32.7
Gravity 29.6
Splatting 25.4
24% 29.2 fps
Poor: 20%
This bench: 21.2%
Great: 22%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SA2000M8500G 500GB
345GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S5Z42105
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1290 1533 1556 1598 1616 1066 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
282% Outstanding
Read 1,573
Write 797
Mixed 1233
SusWrite 1,443
283% 1,262 MB/s
4K Read 62.5
4K Write 161
4K Mixed 86.7
291% 103 MB/s
DQ Read 769
DQ Write 1,067
DQ Mixed 350
424% 729 MB/s
Poor: 127%
This bench: 282%
Great: 275%
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$140
417GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 402 462 466 483 484 485 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
132% Outstanding
Read 474
Write 413
Mixed 383
SusWrite 464
98% 433 MB/s
4K Read 48
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 67.1
224% 79.6 MB/s
DQ Read 348
DQ Write 299
DQ Mixed 317
239% 321 MB/s
Poor: 78%
This bench: 132%
Great: 134%
WD WD5002ABYS-02B1B0 500GB
137GB free
Firmware: 02.03B02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 80 84 84 85 85 85 MB/s
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
48.8% Average
Read 86
Write 85.8
Mixed 62.2
SusWrite 83.8
59% 79.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.9
172% 1.3 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 48.8%
Great: 65%
WD WD2502ABYS-02B7A0 251GB
227GB free
Firmware: 02.03B02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 108 111 112 113 113 113 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
64.2% Good
Read 112
Write 104
Mixed 69.5
SusWrite 112
73% 99.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1
187% 1.4 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 64.2%
Great: 65%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston KHX2133C14/8G KHX2400C15/8G 16GB
2448, 2448 MHz
8192, 8192 MB
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
82.1% Excellent
MC Read 30.2
MC Write 33.2
MC Mixed 24.2
83% 29.2 GB/s
SC Read 17.7
SC Write 33.1
SC Mixed 24.6
72% 25.1 GB/s
Latency 68.4
58% 68.4 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 82.1%
Great: 81%

 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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