MSI Z270 KRAIT GAMING (MS-7A59)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 118%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 124%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 78%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (80th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 20 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: 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 104%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics132% 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 Drive214% 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)
Memory13.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170627
Uptime5.9 Days
Run DateDec 07 '17 at 20:14
Run Duration112 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU6%

 PC Performing above expectations (80th 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 i5-7600K-$210
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
104% Outstanding
SC Int 140
SC Float 147
SC Mixed 143
115% 143 Pts
QC Int 505
QC Float 548
QC Mixed 543
120% 532 Pts
MC Int 538
MC Float 567
MC Mixed 553
83% 553 Pts
Poor: 75%
This bench: 104%
Great: 112%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$495
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 388.43
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
132% Outstanding
Lighting 418
Reflection 391
Parallax 451
133% 420 fps
MRender 246
Gravity 404
Splatting 256
132% 302 fps
Poor: 89%
This bench: 132%
Great: 141%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Adata SX8000 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$118
156GB free
Firmware: C2.1.3 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
214% Outstanding
Read 1,641
Write 1,097
Mixed 1,259
296% 1,332 MB/s
4K Read 38.5
4K Write 160
4K Mixed 56.2
215% 84.8 MB/s
DQ Read 356
DQ Write 332
DQ Mixed 78.3
132% 255 MB/s
Poor: 108%
This bench: 214%
Great: 216%
Crucial BX100 120GB-$70
80GB free
Firmware: MU01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
86.9% Excellent
Read 522
Write 177
Mixed 266
70% 322 MB/s
4K Read 31.2
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 35.4
150% 58.3 MB/s
DQ Read 261
DQ Write 177
DQ Mixed 67.7
91% 169 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 86.9%
Great: 86%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$205
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
89% Excellent
MC Read 30
MC Write 36.3
MC Mixed 27.8
90% 31.4 GB/s
SC Read 16.6
SC Write 32.8
SC Mixed 29.3
75% 26.2 GB/s
Latency 51.1
78% 51.1 ns
Poor: 55%
This bench: 89%
Great: 104%
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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 676 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 97%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 71%
Battleship

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 83% - Excellent Total price: $1,129
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HDDRAMUSB
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