MSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING (MS-7984)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 54%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (67th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 33 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 89.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics50.2% 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 Drive97% 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
SystemMSI MS-7984
MotherboardMSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING (MS-7984)  (all builds)
Memory12.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit barev, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit barev
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150715
Uptime3 Days
Run DateMar 18 '19 at 20:02
Run Duration151 Seconds
Run User CZE-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing above expectations (67th 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-$234
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
89.4% Excellent
SC Int 112
SC Float 132
SC Mixed 123
98% 122 Pts
QC Int 433
QC Float 505
QC Mixed 466
106% 468 Pts
MC Int 439
MC Float 514
MC Mixed 460
70% 471 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 89.4%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$198
MSI(1462 3201) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1443 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 416.34
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
50.2% Above average
Lighting 252
Reflection 111
Parallax 123
63% 162 fps
MRender 81.8
Gravity 118
Splatting 80.4
40% 93.3 fps
Poor: 35%
This bench: 50.2%
Great: 44%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 3D 250GB-$45
23GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 134 55 55 71 56 57 MB/s
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
97% Outstanding
Read 454
Write 278
Mixed 108
SusWrite 71.3
50% 228 MB/s
4K Read 39.5
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 53.6
193% 71.7 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 288
DQ Mixed 56.1
117% 240 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 97%
Great: 104%
WD WD3200KS-00PFB0 320GB
34GB free
Firmware: 21.00M21
SusWrite @10s intervals: 59 58 59 59 59 59 MB/s
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
31.2% Below average
Read 49
Write 48.7
Mixed 42.5
SusWrite 59
37% 49.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.9
168% 1.23 MB/s
Poor: 17%
This bench: 31.2%
Great: 36%
WD Green 2TB (2012)-$79
10GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 105 127 126 126 121 116 MB/s
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
73.3% Very good
Read 135
Write 113
Mixed 80.5
SusWrite 120
83% 112 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.9
178% 1.37 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 73.3%
Great: 85%
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016)-$80
60GB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 107 111 121 118 112 109 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
64.3% Good
Read 111
Write 84.5
Mixed 71
SusWrite 113
70% 94.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.9
159% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 64.3%
Great: 117%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2400 C15 2x8GB-$249
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
86.7% Excellent
MC Read 30.8
MC Write 33.1
MC Mixed 28.2
88% 30.7 GB/s
SC Read 18.8
SC Write 33
SC Mixed 26.6
75% 26.1 GB/s
Latency 59.4
67% 59.4 ns
Poor: 46%
This bench: 86.7%
Great: 94%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds (explanation by AdoredTV).

Typical Z170A KRAIT GAMING (MS-7984) Builds (Compare 2,111 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING (MS-7984)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $816
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