Performance Results

Gaming 6%
Tree trunk
Desktop 54%
Workstation 5%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (26th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 74 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 good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. 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 56.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics3.71% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive113% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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 (31%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMSI MS-7984
MotherboardMSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING (MS-7984)  (all builds)
Memory1.7 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1440 x 900 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150731
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 30 '21 at 04:45
Run Duration294 Seconds
Run User PHL-User
Background CPU 31%

 PC Performing below expectations (26th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-6500-$235
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
56.4% Above average
Memory 62.8
1-Core 80.1
2-Core 163
59% 102 Pts
4-Core 287
8-Core 304
40% 296 Pts
64-Core 312
21% 312 Pts
Poor: 57%
This bench: 56.4%
Great: 79%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 530 (Desktop Skylake)
MSI(1462 7984) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver.
Performing as expected (40th percentile)
3.71% Terrible
Lighting 4.3
Reflection 2.8
Parallax 3.3
4% 3.47 fps
MRender 4.3
Gravity 5
Splatting 8.3
4% 5.87 fps
Poor: 3%
This bench: 3.71%
Great: 6%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Adata XPG SX6000 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB
48GB free (System drive)
Firmware: V9001b31 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 520 291 775 232 26 12 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
113% Outstanding
Read 1,285
Write 545
Mixed 492
SusWrite 309
145% 658 MB/s
4K Read 25.2
4K Write 76.2
4K Mixed 34.2
122% 45.2 MB/s
DQ Read 35.6
DQ Write 163
DQ Mixed 54
55% 84.1 MB/s
Poor: 88%
This bench: 113%
Great: 235%
Hitachi HCP725050GLA380 500GB
254GB free
Firmware: GM4OA53A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 83 80 88 88 88 88 MB/s
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
47.4% Average
Read 79
Write 83.7
Mixed 47.6
SusWrite 85.8
54% 74 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
147% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 16%
This bench: 47.4%
Great: 51%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2666 C16 1x8GB-$42
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (0th percentile)
22.3% Poor
MC Read 8.6
MC Write 8
MC Mixed 6.7
22% 7.77 GB/s
SC Read 3.9
SC Write 5.2
SC Mixed 5.3
14% 4.8 GB/s
Latency 120
33% 120 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 22.3%
Great: 51%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 43: 7R 2G 2B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
43% 28% 40 42 26 60 18.9" 1440 900 DELA03C DELL 1909W
History: Score 7: 1R 0G 2B | Score 6: 1R 0G 1B | Score 24: 3R 3G 0B | Score 43: 7R 2G 2B
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Gaming 46%
Desktop 88%
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Workstation 40%
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Motherboard: MSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING (MS-7984)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $894
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