MSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING (MS-7984)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 56%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (35th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 65 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 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 75.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics72.5% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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 (11%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7984
MotherboardMSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING (MS-7984)  (all builds)
Memory12.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180616
Uptime0.7 Days
Run DateMay 07 '21 at 21:11
Run Duration126 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 11%

 PC Performing below expectations (35th 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 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
75.6% Very good
Memory 84.5
1-Core 106
2-Core 216
79% 136 Pts
4-Core 385
8-Core 395
53% 390 Pts
64-Core 389
26% 389 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 75.6%
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: 466.27
Performing below potential (16th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
72.5% Very good
Lighting 79.6
Reflection 117
Parallax 76.5
64% 90.9 fps
MRender 98
Gravity 102
Splatting 89.9
82% 96.8 fps
Poor: 70%
This bench: 72.5%
Great: 89%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB-$45
76GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MS2OA750
SusWrite @10s intervals: 67 75 66 67 71 68 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
41.1% Average
Read 74.2
Write 70.3
Mixed 23.1
SusWrite 69
43% 59.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.5
104% 0.83 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 41.1%
Great: 106%
WD Blue 250GB (2010)-$32
85GB free
Firmware: 19.01H19
SusWrite @10s intervals: 72 73 72 72 72 73 MB/s
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
54.2% Above average
Read 116
Write 105
Mixed 73.9
SusWrite 72.3
68% 91.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.7
146% 1.17 MB/s
Poor: 18%
This bench: 54.2%
Great: 72%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2666 C16 2x8GB-$90
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
75.1% Very good
MC Read 26.6
MC Write 28.9
MC Mixed 25.3
77% 26.9 GB/s
SC Read 15
SC Write 27.7
SC Mixed 21.9
62% 21.5 GB/s
Latency 72.6
55% 72.6 ns
Poor: 50%
This bench: 75.1%
Great: 94%

 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 1,581 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski

Motherboard: MSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING (MS-7984)

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