MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 97%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (67th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 33 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 91.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics56.3% 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 Drive224% 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.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia 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)
Memory27.7 GB free of 32 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colori
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180704
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJul 18 '21 at 18:49
Run Duration183 Seconds
Run User ITA-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (67th 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 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
91.9% Outstanding
Memory 96.1
1-Core 128
2-Core 252
92% 159 Pts
4-Core 477
8-Core 653
74% 565 Pts
64-Core 661
44% 661 Pts
Poor: 71%
This bench: 91.9%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$340
CLim: 1519 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 471.11
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
56.3% Above average
Lighting 70.7
Reflection 76
Parallax 67.7
57% 71.5 fps
MRender 69.8
Gravity 68.4
Splatting 59.6
55% 65.9 fps
Poor: 44%
This bench: 56.3%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$290
152GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 796 777 691 625 616 613 MB/s
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
224% Outstanding
Read 1,948
Write 844
Mixed 681
SusWrite 686
229% 1,040 MB/s
4K Read 48
4K Write 177
4K Mixed 59.5
242% 94.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1,042
DQ Write 315
DQ Mixed 378
357% 578 MB/s
Poor: 120%
This bench: 224%
Great: 241%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
324GB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 92 97 95 98 100 96 MB/s
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
73.5% Very good
Read 160
Write 133
Mixed 86.2
SusWrite 96.4
88% 119 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
137% 1 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 73.5%
Great: 115%
SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 32GB-$28
18GB free, PID 5580
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 41 40 57 64 91 109 MB/s
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
66.3% Good
Read 213
Write 35.5
Mixed 19.1
SusWrite 67
84% 83.7 MB/s
4K Read 10
4K Write 6
4K Mixed 7.9
510% 7.97 MB/s
Poor: 25%
This bench: 66.3%
Great: 92%
WD Elements 25A2 2TB
113GB free, PID 25a2
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 62 86 86 93 88 88 MB/s
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
30% Below average
Read 71.5
Write 65.9
Mixed 22.6
SusWrite 84
81% 61 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.2
22% 0.33 MB/s
Poor: 16%
This bench: 30%
Great: 63%
USB Tech 250GB
126GB free, PID 1576
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 397 385 379 323 320 319 MB/s
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
329% Outstanding
Read 374
Write 359
Mixed 352
SusWrite 354
490% 359 MB/s
4K Read 34.9
4K Write 61.8
4K Mixed 43.8
3,721% 46.8 MB/s
DQ Read 34.7
DQ Write 72.9
DQ Mixed 45.6
4,159% 51.1 MB/s
Poor: 316%
This bench: 329%
Great: 337%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL F4 DDR4 3200 C16 2x16GB
2 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
107% Outstanding
MC Read 39.6
MC Write 41.3
MC Mixed 32.4
108% 37.8 GB/s
SC Read 22.1
SC Write 46.9
SC Mixed 32
96% 33.7 GB/s
Latency 53.5
75% 53.5 ns
Poor: 57%
This bench: 107%
Great: 111%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

 SkillBench Score 0: 0R 0G 0B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
0% 0% 0 9 7 60 27" 1280 720 AOC2769 2769M
Typical Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12) Builds (Compare 4,506 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: $1,017
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