MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 41%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (31st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 69 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 65.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics55.6% 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 Drive100% 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.
High background CPU (26%). 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 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colori
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160724
Uptime0.4 Days
Run DateApr 17 '21 at 21:12
Run Duration127 Seconds
Run User ITA-User
Background CPU 26%
Watch Gameplay: 1060-6GB + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing below expectations (31st 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 (13th percentile)
65.9% Good
Memory 82.1
1-Core 84.5
2-Core 176
68% 114 Pts
4-Core 288
8-Core 297
40% 293 Pts
64-Core 262
18% 262 Pts
Poor: 57%
This bench: 65.9%
Great: 82%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$290
Nvidia(10DE 11D7) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1923 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 466.11
Performing below potential (50th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
55.6% Above average
Lighting 68.4
Reflection 70.9
Parallax 65.4
55% 68.2 fps
MRender 64.5
Gravity 70.1
Splatting 66.3
56% 67 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 55.6%
Great: 61%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$100
176GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 300 215 219 204 215 214 MB/s
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
100% Outstanding
Read 445
Write 389
Mixed 362
SusWrite 228
80% 356 MB/s
4K Read 36.3
4K Write 89.2
4K Mixed 51.7
168% 59.1 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 334
DQ Mixed 358
268% 358 MB/s
Poor: 75%
This bench: 100%
Great: 124%
Toshiba HDWD105 500GB-$49
185GB free
Firmware: A8J0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 87 94 80 86 87 85 MB/s
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
74.6% Very good
Read 174
Write 161
Mixed 38.5
SusWrite 86.3
83% 115 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
151% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 74.6%
Great: 105%
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 (12th percentile)
64.1% Good
MC Read 25.7
MC Write 22.3
MC Mixed 20.4
65% 22.8 GB/s
SC Read 14.6
SC Write 22.1
SC Mixed 18.6
53% 18.4 GB/s
Latency 76.8
52% 76.8 ns
Poor: 46%
This bench: 64.1%
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 4,327 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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