MSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING (MS-7984)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (62nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 38 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 90.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics97.1% 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 Drive112% 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.
SystemMSI MS-7984
MotherboardMSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING (MS-7984)  (all builds)
Memory24.9 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151217
Uptime8.5 Days
Run DateSep 14 '17 at 08:50
Run Duration117 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing above expectations (62nd 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-$314
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
90.4% Outstanding
SC Int 126
SC Float 134
SC Mixed 130
104% 130 Pts
QC Int 408
QC Float 452
QC Mixed 436
98% 432 Pts
MC Int 631
MC Float 711
MC Mixed 689
101% 677 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 90.4%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980 Ti-$560
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 385.41
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
97.1% Outstanding
Lighting 316
Reflection 287
Parallax 318
98% 307 fps
MRender 188
Gravity 281
Splatting 201
97% 224 fps
Poor: 65%
This bench: 97.1%
Great: 117%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 1TB-$295
248GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
105% Outstanding
Read 516
Write 404
Mixed 427
100% 449 MB/s
4K Read 41.4
4K Write 88.1
4K Mixed 34
153% 54.5 MB/s
DQ Read 367
DQ Write 258
DQ Mixed 133
148% 253 MB/s
Poor: 73%
This bench: 105%
Great: 118%
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$88
124GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
112% Outstanding
Read 516
Write 406
Mixed 419
99% 447 MB/s
4K Read 42.5
4K Write 89.3
4K Mixed 46.6
171% 59.5 MB/s
DQ Read 356
DQ Write 259
DQ Mixed 106
134% 240 MB/s
Poor: 70%
This bench: 112%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2400 C15 4x8GB-$239
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
81.2% Excellent
MC Read 28.7
MC Write 30.4
MC Mixed 26
81% 28.4 GB/s
SC Read 19.3
SC Write 32.7
SC Mixed 26
74% 26 GB/s
Latency 61.9
65% 61.9 ns
Poor: 68%
This bench: 81.2%
Great: 110%
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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 1,520 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING (MS-7984)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $802
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