MSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING (MS-7984)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD, HDD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (63rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 37 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 96%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics93.5% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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)
Memory11.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors, 1024 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161018
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 17 '19 at 20:18
Run Duration137 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (63rd 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 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
96% Outstanding
1-Core 142
2-Core 284
100% 213 Pts
4-Core 535
8-Core 748
83% 642 Pts
64-Core 756
51% 756 Pts
Poor: 69%
This bench: 96%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$540
CLim: 2012 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 441.20
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
93.5% Outstanding
Lighting 334
Reflection 308
Parallax 310
88% 317 fps
MRender 230
Gravity 348
Splatting 237
94% 272 fps
Poor: 80%
This bench: 93.5%
Great: 114%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB-$350
103GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 7,058
Write 66
Mixed 129
502% 2,418 MB/s
4K Read 863
4K Write 4
4K Mixed 8.1
1,320% 292 MB/s
Poor: 149% Great: 282%
Adata SP600 256GB
41GB free
Firmware: 2.9
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 461
Write 216
Mixed 209
65% 295 MB/s
4K Read 30.7
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 43.8
164% 63.4 MB/s
DQ Read 201
DQ Write 223
DQ Mixed 115
113% 179 MB/s
Poor: 55% Great: 98%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C14 2x8GB-$69
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
79.9% Very good
MC Read 28.7
MC Write 30.7
MC Mixed 24.3
80% 27.9 GB/s
SC Read 19.5
SC Write 31.3
SC Mixed 24.7
72% 25.2 GB/s
Latency 60
67% 60 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 79.9%
Great: 88%
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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 2,618 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 52%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat

Motherboard: MSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING (MS-7984)

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