MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 41%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (44th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 56 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 81%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics37.4% 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 Drive70.6% 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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Run History
1 month ago, 1 month ago.
SystemMSI MS-7A12
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)  (all builds)
Memory2.8 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1440 x 900 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151214
Uptime35.1 Days
Run DateJan 02 '20 at 06:19
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU10%

 PC Performing as expected (44th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-6700K-$280
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
81% Excellent
1-Core 125
2-Core 224
83% 174 Pts
4-Core 444
8-Core 656
71% 550 Pts
64-Core 659
44% 659 Pts
Poor: 68%
This bench: 81%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 380X-$246
CLim: 1002 MHz, MLim: 1425 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.7
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
37.4% Below average
Lighting 151
Reflection 132
Parallax 186
40% 157 fps
MRender 106
Gravity 134
Splatting 84.6
38% 108 fps
Poor: 37%
This bench: 37.4%
Great: 42%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel 540s Series 120GB
32GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LSBG200
SusWrite @10s intervals: 113 62 56 62 58 52 MB/s
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
70.6% Very good
Read 454
Write 227
Mixed 195
SusWrite 67.1
52% 236 MB/s
4K Read 30.8
4K Write 65.6
4K Mixed 33.9
125% 43.4 MB/s
DQ Read 268
DQ Write 180
DQ Mixed 190
151% 212 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 70.6%
Great: 82%
Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB-$40
458GB free
Firmware: MS2OA750
SusWrite @10s intervals: 149 138 161 158 147 155 MB/s
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
80% Excellent
Read 128
Write 150
Mixed 31
SusWrite 151
83% 115 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.6
135% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 80%
Great: 105%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown DDR4 2800 2OZ 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
72.2% Very good
MC Read 27.4
MC Write 27
MC Mixed 20.5
71% 25 GB/s
SC Read 17.2
SC Write 27.6
SC Mixed 24.3
66% 23 GB/s
Latency 61
66% 61 ns
Poor: 46%
This bench: 72.2%
Great: 91%
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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 7,455 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $878
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