MSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING (MS-7984)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 63%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (44th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 56 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 70.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics41.1% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive64.5% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (11%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7984
MotherboardMSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING (MS-7984)  (all builds)
Memory4.1 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150906
Uptime1.5 Days
Run DateMay 17 '18 at 18:23
Run Duration119 Seconds
Run User LTU-User
Background CPU 11%

 PC Performing as expected (44th 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 i5-6600K-$180
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
70.2% Very good
SC Int 108
SC Float 114
SC Mixed 111
89% 111 Pts
QC Int 419
QC Float 415
QC Mixed 334
88% 389 Pts
MC Int 406
MC Float 444
MC Mixed 408
63% 419 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 70.2%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$200
MSI(1462 3201) 2GB
CLim: 1443 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 391.1
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
41.1% Average
Lighting 138
Reflection 113
Parallax 124
41% 125 fps
MRender 83.7
Gravity 120
Splatting 80.6
41% 94.7 fps
Poor: 33%
This bench: 41.1%
Great: 45%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
HyperX Fury 240GB-$139
27GB free
Firmware: 603ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
64.5% Good
Read 462
Write 189
Mixed 245
65% 298 MB/s
4K Read 17.4
4K Write 87.8
4K Mixed 14.8
92% 40 MB/s
DQ Read 150
DQ Write 198
DQ Mixed 44
69% 131 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 64.5%
Great: 77%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 500GB-$50
60GB free
Firmware: SD15 Max speed: SATA 1.0 150 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
40.6% Average
Read 67.1
Write 74.1
Mixed 59.5
50% 66.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.62
4K Write 1.16
4K Mixed 0.35
86% 0.71 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 40.6%
Great: 58%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR4 2666 C15 1x8GB
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
47.7% Average
MC Read 16.5
MC Write 16.8
MC Mixed 14.9
46% 16.1 GB/s
SC Read 12.3
SC Write 16.8
SC Mixed 14.2
41% 14.4 GB/s
Latency 65.1
61% 65.1 ns
Poor: 34%
This bench: 47.7%
Great: 53%
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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 1,441 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
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Desktop
Desktop 77%
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Workstation
Workstation 50%
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Motherboard: MSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING (MS-7984)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $871
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