MSI Z270 KRAIT GAMING (MS-7A59)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 133%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 122%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 91%
Nuclear submarine
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (65th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 35 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 94.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics169% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive226% 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.
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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A59
MotherboardMSI Z270 KRAIT GAMING (MS-7A59)  (all builds)
Memory12.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170207
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 13 '17 at 17:24
Run Duration114 Seconds
Run User HKG-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (65th 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 i7-7700K-$300
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
94.4% Outstanding
SC Int 128
SC Float 134
SC Mixed 131
105% 131 Pts
QC Int 428
QC Float 477
QC Mixed 465
104% 457 Pts
MC Int 656
MC Float 740
MC Mixed 708
105% 701 Pts
Poor: 84%
This bench: 94.4%
Great: 108%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$750
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 384.94
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
169% Outstanding
Lighting 552
Reflection 542
Parallax 588
175% 561 fps
MRender 278
Gravity 543
Splatting 301
165% 374 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 169%
Great: 176%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 1TB-$300
727GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
108% Outstanding
Read 506
Write 408
Mixed 415
99% 443 MB/s
4K Read 42.4
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 50.7
185% 66 MB/s
DQ Read 46.4
DQ Write 236
DQ Mixed 121
99% 134 MB/s
Poor: 90%
This bench: 108%
Great: 135%
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$100
199GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
226% Outstanding
Read 1,997
Write 1,244
Mixed 1,202
327% 1,481 MB/s
4K Read 54.6
4K Write 134
4K Mixed 26.5
188% 71.7 MB/s
DQ Read 423
DQ Write 323
DQ Mixed 193
193% 313 MB/s
Poor: 134%
This bench: 226%
Great: 236%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z RGB DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$200
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
100% Outstanding
MC Read 38.5
MC Write 38.8
MC Mixed 28.3
101% 35.2 GB/s
SC Read 22
SC Write 39.7
SC Mixed 31.9
89% 31.2 GB/s
Latency 49.3
81% 49.3 ns
Poor: 58%
This bench: 100%
Great: 106%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z270 KRAIT GAMING (MS-7A59) Builds (Compare 1,118 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battleship

Motherboard: MSI Z270 KRAIT GAMING (MS-7A59) - $146

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 90% - Outstanding Total price: $1,130
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