MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (40th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 60 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 88%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics55.2% 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 Drive99.8% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (12%). 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)
Memory8.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160512
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 09 '21 at 11:30
Run Duration138 Seconds
Run User BEL-User
Background CPU 12%
Watch Gameplay: 1060-6GB + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing as expected (40th 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)
88% Excellent
Memory 91.8
1-Core 136
2-Core 258
93% 162 Pts
4-Core 454
8-Core 701
74% 577 Pts
64-Core 705
47% 705 Pts
Poor: 71%
This bench: 88%
Great: 94%
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: 466.27
Performing below potential (37th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
55.2% Above average
Lighting 68
Reflection 73
Parallax 67.7
55% 69.6 fps
MRender 66.3
Gravity 69.1
Splatting 66.2
55% 67.2 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 55.2%
Great: 61%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$100
54GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 374 103 115 137 140 101 MB/s
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
99.8% Outstanding
Read 503
Write 477
Mixed 399
SusWrite 162
86% 385 MB/s
4K Read 44.4
4K Write 71.9
4K Mixed 53.5
174% 56.6 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 312
DQ Mixed 229
203% 307 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 99.8%
Great: 123%
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$39
53GB free
Firmware: CC46
SusWrite @10s intervals: 149 150 158 148 150 157 MB/s
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
79.1% Very good
Read 124
Write 73.7
Mixed 73.9
SusWrite 152
78% 106 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
157% 1.17 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 79.1%
Great: 114%
Hitachi HCS5C1010CLA382 1TB
487GB free
Firmware: JC4OA3EA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 92 89 94 94 94 94 MB/s
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
54.1% Above average
Read 95.9
Write 86.4
Mixed 45.7
SusWrite 92.8
59% 80.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.7
123% 0.83 MB/s
Poor: 24%
This bench: 54.1%
Great: 64%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL F4 DDR4 2400 C15 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below potential (6th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
43.8% Average
MC Read 15.1
MC Write 15.2
MC Mixed 12.1
40% 14.1 GB/s
SC Read 14.5
SC Write 16.3
SC Mixed 15.3
44% 15.4 GB/s
Latency 64.5
62% 64.5 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 43.8%
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 4,511 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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