MSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING (MS-7984)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (59th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 41 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 88.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics76% 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 Drive86.9% 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.
SystemMSI MS-7984
MotherboardMSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING (MS-7984)  (all builds)
Memory12.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160724
Uptime0.9 Days
Run DateMar 12 '17 at 15:41
Run Duration146 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU6%

 PC Performing as expected (59th 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 i7-6700K-$300
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
88.5% Excellent
SC Int 120
SC Float 129
SC Mixed 124
99% 124 Pts
QC Int 420
QC Float 446
QC Mixed 432
98% 433 Pts
MC Int 623
MC Float 708
MC Mixed 675
100% 669 Pts
Poor: 79%
This bench: 88.5%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-$500
MSI(1462 3176) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1443 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 376.53
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
76% Very good
Lighting 244
Reflection 216
Parallax 230
74% 230 fps
MRender 165
Gravity 221
Splatting 152
78% 180 fps
Poor: 57%
This bench: 76%
Great: 89%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX300 750GB-$258
466GB free
Firmware: M0CR011 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
88.4% Excellent
Read 483
Write 338
Mixed 338
86% 386 MB/s
4K Read 28.1
4K Write 79.9
4K Mixed 26.6
119% 44.9 MB/s
DQ Read 346
DQ Write 228
DQ Mixed 44.6
99% 206 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 88.4%
Great: 88%
Intel 520 Series 240GB-$160
153GB free
Firmware: 400i Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
86.9% Excellent
Read 485
Write 241
Mixed 307
76% 344 MB/s
4K Read 37.1
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 20.3
143% 57.3 MB/s
DQ Read 292
DQ Write 231
DQ Mixed 84
111% 202 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 86.9%
Great: 88%
Seagate Expansion Desk 5TB
4TB free
Firmware: 9401
4KALIGNED
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
53.8% Above average
Read 108
Write 77.9
Mixed 96.2
71% 94.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 5.48
4K Mixed 0.59
204% 2.32 MB/s
Poor: 16%
This bench: 53.8%
Great: 82%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Dominator DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$230
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
76.6% Very good
MC Read 27.6
MC Write 28.9
MC Mixed 23.7
76% 26.7 GB/s
SC Read 18.1
SC Write 29.8
SC Mixed 24.5
69% 24.1 GB/s
Latency 61.7
65% 61.7 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 76.6%
Great: 103%
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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 1,028 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% - Very good Total price: $736
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