MSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING (MS-7984)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 62%
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 94.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics66.2% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive94.2% 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.
Run History
6 months ago, 6 days ago.
SystemMSI MS-7984
MotherboardMSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING (MS-7984)  (all builds)
Memory10 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150731
Uptime1.1 Days
Run DateNov 14 '17 at 21:02
Run Duration162 Seconds
Run User BEL-User
Background CPU5%

 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 above expectations (63rd percentile)
94.6% Outstanding
SC Int 122
SC Float 128
SC Mixed 126
100% 125 Pts
QC Int 462
QC Float 479
QC Mixed 480
107% 473 Pts
MC Int 601
MC Float 692
MC Mixed 673
98% 655 Pts
Poor: 80%
This bench: 94.6%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 290-$399
PwrHis(1787 2343) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1040 MHz, MLim: 1350 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.11.1
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
66.2% Good
Lighting 200
Reflection 157
Parallax 247
67% 201 fps
MRender 128
Gravity 165
Splatting 179
65% 157 fps
Poor: 49%
This bench: 66.2%
Great: 68%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$150
279GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
94.2% Outstanding
Read 517
Write 399
Mixed 416
99% 444 MB/s
4K Read 45
4K Write 99.4
4K Mixed 27.6
156% 57.3 MB/s
DQ Read 47.1
DQ Write 105
DQ Mixed 27.4
35% 59.8 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 94.2%
Great: 118%
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$90
73GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
99.4% Outstanding
Read 513
Write 415
Mixed 419
100% 449 MB/s
4K Read 46.7
4K Write 98.9
4K Mixed 27.3
158% 57.6 MB/s
DQ Read 48.3
DQ Write 283
DQ Mixed 26.4
61% 119 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 99.4%
Great: 116%
Plextor M5 Pro 256GB-$100
56GB free
Firmware: 1.05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
86.2% Excellent
Read 519
Write 431
Mixed 461
105% 471 MB/s
4K Read 33.3
4K Write 86.9
4K Mixed 21.5
124% 47.2 MB/s
DQ Read 33.2
DQ Write 90.8
DQ Mixed 20.1
27% 48.1 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 86.2%
Great: 104%
Plextor M5 Pro 256GB-$100
43GB free
Firmware: 1.05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
101% Outstanding
Read 514
Write 426
Mixed 463
104% 468 MB/s
4K Read 32.1
4K Write 80.5
4K Mixed 32
132% 48.2 MB/s
DQ Read 335
DQ Write 306
DQ Mixed 20.2
97% 220 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 101%
Great: 104%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Value DDR4 2400 C15 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (20th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
75.1% Very good
MC Read 27
MC Write 28.8
MC Mixed 23.1
75% 26.3 GB/s
SC Read 17.6
SC Write 29.1
SC Mixed 23.7
67% 23.5 GB/s
Latency 64.4
62% 64.4 ns
Poor: 69%
This bench: 75.1%
Great: 111%
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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 1,019 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
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Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 55%
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Motherboard: MSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING (MS-7984)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 87% - Excellent Total price: $847
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