MSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING (MS-7984)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 41%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (72nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 28 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 75.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics37% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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 Drive103% 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. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7984
MotherboardMSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING (MS-7984)  (all builds)
Memory11.8 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 22:38
Run Duration149 Seconds
Run User CZE-User
Background CPU 12%

 PC Performing above expectations (72nd 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 (72nd percentile)
75.1% Very good
1-Core 122
2-Core 243
86% 182 Pts
4-Core 473
8-Core 468
64% 471 Pts
64-Core 473
32% 473 Pts
Poor: 51%
This bench: 75.1%
Great: 85%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$198
MSI(1462 3201) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1643 MHz, MLim: 1902 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 416.34
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
37% Below average
Lighting 152
Reflection 129
Parallax 142
39% 141 fps
MRender 89.5
Gravity 135
Splatting 92.5
34% 106 fps
Poor: 30%
This bench: 37%
Great: 36%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 3D 250GB-$45
34GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 292 208 150 183 97 88 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
103% Outstanding
Read 508
Write 483
Mixed 323
SusWrite 170
83% 371 MB/s
4K Read 40.9
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 54.3
196% 72.5 MB/s
DQ Read 181
DQ Write 323
DQ Mixed 108
123% 204 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 103%
Great: 104%
WD WD3200KS-00PFB0 320GB
5GB free
Firmware: 21.00M21
SusWrite @10s intervals: 43 54 49 56 52 53 MB/s
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
31.7% Below average
Read 58.7
Write 56.5
Mixed 46
SusWrite 51.3
39% 53.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.9
172% 1.3 MB/s
Poor: 16%
This bench: 31.7%
Great: 36%
WD Green 2TB (2012)-$65
10GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 116 126 125 125 125 124 MB/s
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
74.4% Very good
Read 136
Write 80
Mixed 65
SusWrite 124
74% 101 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.9
186% 1.43 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 74.4%
Great: 85%
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016)-$75
60GB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 117 112 118 121 124 118 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
64.8% Good
Read 108
Write 86.2
Mixed 71
SusWrite 118
70% 95.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
132% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 64.8%
Great: 116%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2400 C15 2x8GB-$249
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
86.5% Excellent
MC Read 30.7
MC Write 32.7
MC Mixed 28.3
87% 30.6 GB/s
SC Read 19
SC Write 33.1
SC Mixed 26.9
75% 26.3 GB/s
Latency 58.6
68% 58.6 ns
Poor: 47%
This bench: 86.5%
Great: 93%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z170A KRAIT GAMING (MS-7984) Builds (Compare 2,304 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat

Motherboard: MSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING (MS-7984)

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