MSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING (MS-7984)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (55th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 45 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 86%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics99.3% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive83.3% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait 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 (19%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7984
MotherboardMSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING (MS-7984)  (all builds)
Memory9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150906
Uptime10.4 Days
Run DateNov 16 '16 at 22:40
Run Duration115 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 19%

 PC Performing as expected (55th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i5-6600K-$228
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
86% Excellent
SC Int 120
SC Float 127
SC Mixed 125
99% 124 Pts
QC Int 392
QC Float 449
QC Mixed 434
96% 425 Pts
MC Int 423
MC Float 470
MC Mixed 450
67% 448 Pts
Poor: 72%
This bench: 86%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980 Ti-$560
EVGA(3842 4996) ≥ 4GB
Driver: nvd3dumx.dll Ver. 10.18.13.6881
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
99.3% Outstanding
Lighting 320
Reflection 294
Parallax 319
96% 311 fps
MRender 193
Gravity 283
Splatting 205
101% 227 fps
Poor: 79%
This bench: 99.3%
Great: 120%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
PNY CS1311 960GB-$265
789GB free
Firmware: CS131122 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
83.3% Excellent
Read 513
Write 351
Mixed 359
90% 408 MB/s
4K Read 33.8
4K Write 73.7
4K Mixed 10
103% 39.2 MB/s
DQ Read 337
DQ Write 227
DQ Mixed 49.1
100% 204 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 83.3%
Great: 84%
Hitachi HUA723020ALA641 2TB-$275
1.5TB free
Firmware: MK7OA840 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
81.8% Excellent
Read 142
Write 143
Mixed 114
100% 133 MB/s
4K Read 0.97
4K Write 2.16
4K Mixed 0.46
131% 1.19 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 81.8%
Great: 86%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS8G4D240FSC.16FBD 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below potential (23rd percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
75.4% Very good
MC Read 24.7
MC Write 29.2
MC Mixed 25.5
76% 26.5 GB/s
SC Read 14.1
SC Write 31.1
SC Mixed 24
66% 23.1 GB/s
Latency 63
64% 63 ns
Poor: 48%
This bench: 75.4%
Great: 89%
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 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 1,249 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING (MS-7984)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 80% - Excellent Total price: $733
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