MSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING (MS-7984)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 51%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (23rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 77 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 69.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics71.8% 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 (16%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7984
MotherboardMSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING (MS-7984)  (all builds)
Memory10.2 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 21:07
Run Duration162 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 16%

 PC Performing below expectations (23rd 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 below expectations (21st percentile)
69.3% Good
Memory 80.6
1-Core 96.3
2-Core 179
71% 119 Pts
4-Core 334
8-Core 351
46% 342 Pts
64-Core 357
24% 357 Pts
Poor: 58%
This bench: 69.3%
Great: 82%
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 (9th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
71.8% Very good
Lighting 80
Reflection 113
Parallax 73
65% 88.7 fps
MRender 96.7
Gravity 99.9
Splatting 92.9
80% 96.5 fps
Poor: 71%
This bench: 71.8%
Great: 90%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB-$40
76GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MS2OA750
SusWrite @10s intervals: 64 66 70 70 62 71 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
42% Average
Read 79.1
Write 59
Mixed 19.7
SusWrite 67.1
41% 56.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.3
78% 0.73 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 42%
Great: 107%
WD Blue 250GB (2010)-$26
85GB free
Firmware: 19.01H19
SusWrite @10s intervals: 72 73 72 72 73 73 MB/s
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
51.4% Above average
Read 106
Write 109
Mixed 71.4
SusWrite 72.4
66% 89.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
166% 1.2 MB/s
Poor: 19%
This bench: 51.4%
Great: 72%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2666 C16 2x8GB-$92
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
70.5% Very good
MC Read 24.7
MC Write 27.6
MC Mixed 24
73% 25.4 GB/s
SC Read 14
SC Write 24.9
SC Mixed 20.2
56% 19.7 GB/s
Latency 79.5
50% 79.5 ns
Poor: 43%
This bench: 70.5%
Great: 93%

 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 1,520 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: $862
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