MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (66th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 34 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 87.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics56.6% 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 Drive82.5% 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.
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)
Memory10.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180704
Uptime1 Days
Run DateJun 13 '21 at 21:27
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU1%
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 PC Performing above expectations (66th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-6700K-$310
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
87.8% Excellent
Memory 92.6
1-Core 134
2-Core 256
92% 161 Pts
4-Core 448
8-Core 677
72% 562 Pts
64-Core 673
45% 673 Pts
Poor: 71%
This bench: 87.8%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$290
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 466.27
Performing below potential (67th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
56.6% Above average
Lighting 69.9
Reflection 108
Parallax 68.7
56% 82.2 fps
MRender 68.4
Gravity 70.7
Splatting 66.9
57% 68.7 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 56.6%
Great: 61%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel SSDSCKKW120H6 120GB
19GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LSBG100
SusWrite @10s intervals: 114 66 55 61 55 56 MB/s
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
82.5% Excellent
Read 492
Write 271
Mixed 253
SusWrite 67.9
60% 271 MB/s
4K Read 31.7
4K Write 85.6
4K Mixed 48.2
155% 55.2 MB/s
DQ Read 269
DQ Write 180
DQ Mixed 237
174% 229 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 82.5%
Great: 94%
Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB-$45
148GB free
Firmware: MS2OA750
SusWrite @10s intervals: 101 73 77 76 79 76 MB/s
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
67.1% Good
Read 154
Write 139
Mixed 38.5
SusWrite 80.1
75% 103 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.6
127% 1 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 67.1%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown DDR4 2800 2OZ 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
80.8% Excellent
MC Read 29
MC Write 31
MC Mixed 24.9
81% 28.3 GB/s
SC Read 17.4
SC Write 33.8
SC Mixed 25.9
73% 25.7 GB/s
Latency 62.9
64% 62.9 ns
Poor: 55%
This bench: 80.8%
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 4,505 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: 58% - Above average Total price: $1,031
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