MSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING (MS-7984)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 21%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat
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 very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 83.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics12.5% is a very low 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot Drive134% 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.
Memory64GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 64GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (12%). 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)
Memory59.7 GB free of 64 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151217
Uptime0.6 Days
Run DateSep 20 '19 at 16:20
Run Duration115 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 12%

 PC Performing as expected (51st percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-6700K-$298
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
83.2% Excellent
1-Core 124
2-Core 246
87% 185 Pts
4-Core 461
8-Core 645
72% 553 Pts
64-Core 650
44% 650 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 83.2%
Great: 95%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia Quadro K4000
Nvidia(10DE 097C) 3GB
CLim: 810 MHz, MLim: 1404 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 353.30
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
12.5% Very poor
Lighting 47
Reflection 37.5
Parallax 58.5
12% 47.7 fps
MRender 44.7
Gravity 42.3
Splatting 38.6
13% 41.9 fps
Poor: 12%
This bench: 12.5%
Great: 15%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 Pro 512GB-$145
395GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVM01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 412 455 483 480 482 477 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
134% Outstanding
Read 513
Write 484
Mixed 441
SusWrite 465
107% 476 MB/s
4K Read 46.1
4K Write 132
4K Mixed 64.2
222% 80.8 MB/s
DQ Read 384
DQ Write 342
DQ Mixed 358
270% 361 MB/s
Poor: 82%
This bench: 134%
Great: 135%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair CMT64GX4M4K3600C18 4x16GB
4 of 4 slots used
64GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (22nd percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
74% Very good
MC Read 25.6
MC Write 28.2
MC Mixed 23.3
73% 25.7 GB/s
SC Read 18.5
SC Write 30.4
SC Mixed 24.6
70% 24.5 GB/s
Latency 68.5
58% 68.5 ns
Poor: 71%
This bench: 74%
Great: 130%
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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 2,546 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 52%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat

Motherboard: MSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING (MS-7984)

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