MSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING (MS-7984)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (36th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 64 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including light gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 54.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics83.7% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
Very high background CPU (73%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7984
MotherboardMSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING (MS-7984)  (all builds)
Memory10.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1600 x 900 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180616
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 26 '21 at 06:49
Run Duration195 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 73%

 PC Performing below expectations (36th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-6600-$246
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 1.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
54.3% Above average
Memory 80.2
1-Core 60.9
2-Core 116
55% 85.6 Pts
4-Core 167
8-Core 168
23% 168 Pts
64-Core 172
12% 172 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 54.3%
Great: 83%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-Ti-$560
EVGA(3842 4996) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1582 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 466.11
Performing below potential (78th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
83.7% Excellent
Lighting 104
Reflection 120
Parallax 106
84% 110 fps
MRender 102
Gravity 103
Splatting 94.8
83% 99.9 fps
Poor: 70%
This bench: 83.7%
Great: 89%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB-$45
96GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MS2OA750
SusWrite @10s intervals: 3.7 2.7 2.3 1.1 2.2 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - benchmarks incomplete
Read 3,196
Write 1.2
Mixed 4.5
SusWrite 2.3
572% 801 MB/s
4K Read 97.5
4K Mixed 0.7
6,210% 49.1 MB/s
Poor: 36% Great: 106%
WD Blue 250GB (2010)-$37
86GB free
Firmware: 19.01H19
SusWrite @10s intervals: 63 71 72 72 72 73 MB/s
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
52.5% Above average
Read 112
Write 109
Mixed 73
SusWrite 70.6
67% 91.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
166% 1.2 MB/s
Poor: 18%
This bench: 52.5%
Great: 72%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2666 C16 2x8GB-$87
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
65.3% Good
MC Read 18.8
MC Write 28.3
MC Mixed 23.9
68% 23.7 GB/s
SC Read 11.2
SC Write 23.2
SC Mixed 17.5
49% 17.3 GB/s
Latency 80.2
50% 80.2 ns
Poor: 51%
This bench: 65.3%
Great: 95%

 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 1,568 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat

Motherboard: MSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING (MS-7984)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 50% - Above average Total price: $875
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