MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 38%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 30%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (25th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 75 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 57.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics58.1% 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 Drive85.9% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait times.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (51%). 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)
Memory4.2 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colori
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160724
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 15 '21 at 09:30
Run Duration128 Seconds
Run User ITA-User
Background CPU 51%
Watch Gameplay: 1060-6GB + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing below expectations (25th 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-$246
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
57.7% Above average
Memory 75.7
1-Core 86.4
2-Core 137
62% 99.6 Pts
4-Core 222
8-Core 283
33% 252 Pts
64-Core 254
17% 254 Pts
Poor: 57%
This bench: 57.7%
Great: 82%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$290
Nvidia(10DE 11D7) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2062 MHz, MLim: 2077 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 466.11
Performing below potential (76th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
58.1% Above average
Lighting 72.5
Reflection 74.1
Parallax 67.1
59% 71.2 fps
MRender 64.6
Gravity 72.6
Splatting 68.3
58% 68.5 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 58.1%
Great: 61%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$100
29GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 310 190 144 94 63 64 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
85.9% Excellent
Read 401
Write 382
Mixed 342
SusWrite 144
71% 317 MB/s
4K Read 32
4K Write 77.5
4K Mixed 43
145% 50.8 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 339
DQ Mixed 354
267% 358 MB/s
Poor: 75%
This bench: 85.9%
Great: 124%
Toshiba HDWD105 500GB-$49
60GB free
Firmware: A8J0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 90 92 94 92 93 92 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
58.6% Above average
Read 112
Write 110
Mixed 39
SusWrite 92.3
64% 88.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
144% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 39%
This bench: 58.6%
Great: 104%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR4 2400 C15 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
63.2% Good
MC Read 23.8
MC Write 23.9
MC Mixed 20.7
65% 22.8 GB/s
SC Read 13.4
SC Write 20.2
SC Mixed 19.7
51% 17.8 GB/s
Latency 88.9
45% 88.9 ns
Poor: 46%
This bench: 63.2%
Great: 91%

 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 4,333 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $1,033
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