MSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING (MS-7984)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 28%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 23%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (58th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 42 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 73.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics28.3% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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 Drive208% 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.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
High background CPU (28%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMSI MS-7984
MotherboardMSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING (MS-7984)  (all builds)
Memory25.4 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150731
Uptime0.7 Days
Run DateMay 15 '21 at 19:09
Run Duration184 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 28%

 PC Performing as expected (58th 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 (41st percentile)
73.7% Very good
Memory 78.9
1-Core 107
2-Core 214
77% 133 Pts
4-Core 400
8-Core 379
54% 389 Pts
64-Core 369
25% 369 Pts
Poor: 57%
This bench: 73.7%
Great: 82%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 950-$170
EVGA(3842 2956) 2GB
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1652 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 456.71
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
28.3% Poor
Lighting 35.6
Reflection 40.2
Parallax 32.8
29% 36.2 fps
MRender 34.5
Gravity 34.4
Splatting 30.6
28% 33.2 fps
Poor: 23%
This bench: 28.3%
Great: 29%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Black SN750 NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB (2019)-$145
653GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 111110WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 795 846 944 1018 827 1202 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
208% Outstanding
Read 916
Write 824
Mixed 516
SusWrite 939
180% 799 MB/s
4K Read 34.9
4K Write 141
4K Mixed 64.2
210% 80.2 MB/s
DQ Read 1,374
DQ Write 795
DQ Mixed 1030
781% 1,066 MB/s
Poor: 199%
This bench: 208%
Great: 339%
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$135
374GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 276 350 358 362 379 357 MB/s
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
119% Outstanding
Read 477
Write 433
Mixed 341
SusWrite 347
90% 399 MB/s
4K Read 44.7
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 59.7
203% 71.6 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 321
DQ Mixed 345
260% 349 MB/s
Poor: 85%
This bench: 119%
Great: 134%
Samsung 850 Pro 512GB-$249
158GB free
Firmware: EXM04B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 277 352 359 363 373 350 MB/s
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
107% Outstanding
Read 486
Write 411
Mixed 358
SusWrite 345
90% 400 MB/s
4K Read 33.9
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 45.6
164% 60.8 MB/s
DQ Read 385
DQ Write 330
DQ Mixed 354
266% 356 MB/s
Poor: 71%
This bench: 107%
Great: 123%
Hitachi HDS5C3020ALA632 2TB-$270
1.5TB free
Firmware: ML6OA580
SusWrite @10s intervals: 128 132 132 133 132 133 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
72.8% Very good
Read 122
Write 126
Mixed 69.7
SusWrite 132
82% 112 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
137% 1 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 72.8%
Great: 75%
21GB free, PID fa05
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 12 15 14 15 15 14 MB/s
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
6.55% Terrible
Read 15.2
Write 3
Mixed 7.7
SusWrite 14.1
12% 10 MB/s
4K Read 5.4
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 0
20% 1.8 MB/s
Poor: 4%
This bench: 6.55%
Great: 8%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2400 C15 Series 2x16GB
2 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (31st percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
72.1% Very good
MC Read 26.6
MC Write 28.8
MC Mixed 23.3
75% 26.2 GB/s
SC Read 13.7
SC Write 25.5
SC Mixed 19.9
56% 19.7 GB/s
Latency 82.7
48% 82.7 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 72.1%
Great: 85%

 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 1,510 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)

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