MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 32%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 25%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (83rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 17 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 85.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics34% 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 Drive78.1% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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 VersionAlthough Windows 10 is not the most recent version of Windows, it remains a great option.
Very high background CPU (57%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMSI MS-7A12
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)  (all builds)
Memory2.5 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1360 x 768 - 32 Bit farger
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180704
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateNov 26 '22 at 16:04
Run Duration129 Seconds
Run User NOR-User
Background CPU 57%

 PC Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)

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

Processor BenchNormalHeavyServer
Intel Core i5-6600K-$81
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
85.4% Excellent
Memory 93.4
1-Core 125
2-Core 228
85% 149 Pts
4-Core 461
8-Core 382
58% 421 Pts
64-Core 506
31% 506 Pts
Poor: 57%
This bench: 85.4%
Great: 85%
Graphics Card Bench3D DX93D DX103D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$198
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 526.98
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
34% Below average
Lighting 43.4
Reflection 46.2
Parallax 41.9
35% 43.8 fps
MRender 37
Gravity 42
Splatting 36.6
31% 38.5 fps
Poor: 30%
This bench: 34%
Great: 36%
Drives BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
Crucial M500 240GB-$54
84GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 197 160 165 166 161 159 MB/s
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
78.1% Very good
Read 425
Write 260
Mixed 295
SusWrite 168
64% 287 MB/s
4K Read 24.6
4K Write 92.2
4K Mixed 30.8
126% 49.2 MB/s
DQ Read 314
DQ Write 257
DQ Mixed 186
166% 252 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 78.1%
Great: 91%
Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2017)-$79
3TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 161 165 166 164 169 167 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
86.8% Excellent
Read 137
Write 149
Mixed 61.7
SusWrite 166
94% 128 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0
63% 0.6 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 86.8%
Great: 90%
Memory Kit BenchMulti coreSingle coreLatency
Hynix HMA81GS6AFR8N-UH 1x8GB
1 of 4 slots used
8GB SODIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
42% Average
MC Read 15.4
MC Write 14.5
MC Mixed 11.4
39% 13.8 GB/s
SC Read 12.6
SC Write 13.7
SC Mixed 12
36% 12.8 GB/s
Latency 61.3
65% 61.3 ns
Poor: 23%
This bench: 42%
Great: 43%

 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 2,750 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 96% - Outstanding Total price: $592
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