MSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING (MS-7984)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 104%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (51st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 49 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 78.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics70.2% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive227% 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.
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).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7984
MotherboardMSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING (MS-7984)  (all builds)
Memory5.4 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.8 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180616
Uptime0.9 Days
Run DateAug 10 '18 at 22:02
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User ESP-User
Background CPU 11%

 PC Performing as expected (51st 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-$238
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
78.8% Very good
SC Int 113
SC Float 99.8
SC Mixed 118
88% 110 Pts
QC Int 350
QC Float 378
QC Mixed 393
85% 374 Pts
MC Int 365
MC Float 435
MC Mixed 409
60% 403 Pts
Poor: 65%
This bench: 78.8%
Great: 104%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 480-$280
CLim: 1306 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 18.8.1
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
70.2% Very good
Lighting 203
Reflection 177
Parallax 307
74% 229 fps
MRender 139
Gravity 196
Splatting 128
67% 154 fps
Poor: 50%
This bench: 70.2%
Great: 72%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$100
101GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 567 308 232 207 205 204 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
227% Outstanding
Read 2,049
Write 1,434
Mixed 677
SusWrite 287
245% 1,112 MB/s
4K Read 49.2
4K Write 166
4K Mixed 64.7
245% 93.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1146
DQ Write 1200
DQ Mixed 739
675% 1,028 MB/s
Poor: 145%
This bench: 227%
Great: 234%
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016)-$80
570GB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 136 136 137 134 139 134 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
82.5% Excellent
Read 152
Write 141
Mixed 75
SusWrite 136
92% 126 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
130% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 82.5%
Great: 116%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3466 C16 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2800 MHz
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
83.9% Excellent
MC Read 31.5
MC Write 32.2
MC Mixed 26
85% 29.9 GB/s
SC Read 20.3
SC Write 33.5
SC Mixed 27.1
77% 27 GB/s
Latency 82.1
49% 82.1 ns
Poor: 69%
This bench: 83.9%
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 1,405 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING (MS-7984)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 87% - Excellent Total price: $731
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