MSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING (MS-7984)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 54%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (57th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 43 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 81.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics53.2% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2070 = 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 Drive110% 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.
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.
Very high background CPU (43%). 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)
Memory2.1 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150715
Uptime1.3 Days
Run DateMay 16 '19 at 21:17
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 43%

 PC Performing as expected (57th 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 4.2 GHz, turbo 5 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
81.8% Excellent
1-Core 122
2-Core 248
87% 185 Pts
4-Core 461
8-Core 469
63% 465 Pts
64-Core 463
31% 463 Pts
Poor: 59%
This bench: 81.8%
Great: 95%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 390-$304
CLim: 1040 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 19.4.1
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
53.2% Above average
Lighting 200
Reflection 160
Parallax 268
55% 210 fps
MRender 131
Gravity 179
Splatting 183
51% 164 fps
Poor: 46%
This bench: 53.2%
Great: 55%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$70
80GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 342 179 152 171 165 161 MB/s
Performing above expectations (60th percentile)
110% Outstanding
Read 498
Write 457
Mixed 384
SusWrite 195
86% 383 MB/s
4K Read 43.5
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 57.7
200% 71.3 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 342
DQ Mixed 359
270% 361 MB/s
Poor: 76%
This bench: 110%
Great: 125%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$40
144GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 125 124 124 124 125 125 MB/s
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
75.9% Very good
Read 140
Write 132
Mixed 80.8
SusWrite 124
88% 119 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1.2
226% 1.6 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 75.9%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x4GB-$67
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
70.6% Very good
MC Read 26.1
MC Write 26.9
MC Mixed 21.6
71% 24.9 GB/s
SC Read 16.4
SC Write 23.6
SC Mixed 20.8
58% 20.3 GB/s
Latency 61.3
65% 61.3 ns
Poor: 43%
This bench: 70.6%
Great: 81%
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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 2,536 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 51%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat

Motherboard: MSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING (MS-7984)

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