MSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING (MS-7984)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 37%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (59th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 41 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. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 85%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics30.6% 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 Drive96.2% 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7984
MotherboardMSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING (MS-7984)  (all builds)
Memory12.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit barev
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150715
Uptime27.2 Days
Run DateMar 12 '19 at 22:20
Run Duration164 Seconds
Run User CZE-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing as expected (59th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-6600K-$210
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
85% Excellent
1-Core 125
2-Core 251
89% 188 Pts
4-Core 486
8-Core 486
66% 486 Pts
64-Core 487
33% 487 Pts
Poor: 58%
This bench: 85%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$198
MSI(1462 3201) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1443 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 416.34
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
30.6% Below average
Lighting 117
Reflection 113
Parallax 124
31% 118 fps
MRender 81.9
Gravity 119
Splatting 80.8
31% 94 fps
Poor: 30%
This bench: 30.6%
Great: 36%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 3D 250GB-$49
34GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 179 111 100 87 83 69 MB/s
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
96.2% Outstanding
Read 513
Write 448
Mixed 161
SusWrite 105
68% 307 MB/s
4K Read 39.6
4K Write 125
4K Mixed 47.7
188% 70.9 MB/s
DQ Read 241
DQ Write 296
DQ Mixed 79.9
113% 206 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 96.2%
Great: 105%
WD WD3200KS-00PFB0 320GB
5GB free
Firmware: 21.00M21
SusWrite @10s intervals: 47 56 44 56 50 49 MB/s
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
31.9% Below average
Read 60.5
Write 55.3
Mixed 45
SusWrite 50.1
39% 52.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
174% 1.27 MB/s
Poor: 16%
This bench: 31.9%
Great: 36%
WD Green 2TB (2012)-$79
10GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 123 126 123 125 120 117 MB/s
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
70% Good
Read 121
Write 115
Mixed 72.8
SusWrite 122
79% 108 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
200% 1.47 MB/s
Poor: 38%
This bench: 70%
Great: 84%
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016)-$75
60GB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 114 112 115 121 123 118 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
65.1% Good
Read 110
Write 87.5
Mixed 71
SusWrite 117
71% 96.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.9
159% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 65.1%
Great: 116%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2400 C15 2x8GB-$299
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
87.9% Excellent
MC Read 31.6
MC Write 33.2
MC Mixed 28.5
89% 31.1 GB/s
SC Read 19.7
SC Write 33.7
SC Mixed 27
77% 26.8 GB/s
Latency 59.1
68% 59.1 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 87.9%
Great: 93%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z170A KRAIT GAMING (MS-7984) Builds (Compare 2,513 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 51%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat

Motherboard: MSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING (MS-7984)

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