MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 61%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (46th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 54 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 77.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics62.7% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive72% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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.
Very high background CPU (32%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
4 months ago, 4 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7A12
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)  (all builds)
Memory12.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160222
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 14 '18 at 04:08
Run Duration112 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 32%

 PC Performing as expected (46th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i5-6500-$211
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
77.6% Very good
SC Int 100
SC Float 108
SC Mixed 104
83% 104 Pts
QC Int 399
QC Float 421
QC Mixed 409
93% 410 Pts
MC Int 397
MC Float 417
MC Mixed 407
61% 407 Pts
Poor: 54%
This bench: 77.6%
Great: 79%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$207
CLim: 1443 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 398.11
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
62.7% Good
Lighting 192
Reflection 171
Parallax 188
59% 184 fps
MRender 148
Gravity 182
Splatting 123
65% 151 fps
Poor: 54%
This bench: 62.7%
Great: 72%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk Z400s 256GB-$104
60GB free (System drive)
Firmware: Z2320000 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
72% Very good
Read 479
Write 329
Mixed 387
88% 399 MB/s
4K Read 22
4K Write 89.3
4K Mixed 4.01
86% 38.4 MB/s
DQ Read 177
DQ Write 245
DQ Mixed 26.9
72% 150 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 72%
Great: 84%
Toshiba P300 3TB-$81
2.5TB free
Firmware: MX6OACF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
54.4% Above average
Read 92
Write 97.5
Mixed 89.2
70% 92.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.78
4K Write 1.84
4K Mixed 0.17
86% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 54.4%
Great: 110%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown F4-2133C15-4GVR 0420 F4-2800C15-4GVRB 0420 F4-2133C15-4GVR 0420 F4-2800C15-4GVRB 16GB
2133, 2133, 2133, 2133 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
76.5% Very good
MC Read 27.5
MC Write 29.7
MC Mixed 24.8
78% 27.3 GB/s
SC Read 16.2
SC Write 29
SC Mixed 22.6
65% 22.6 GB/s
Latency 72.2
55% 72.2 ns
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 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 3,762 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12) - $143

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 95% - Outstanding Total price: $1,040
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