MSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING (MS-7984)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (49th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 51 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. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 59.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics77.8% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive83.8% 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.
SystemMSI MS-7984
MotherboardMSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING (MS-7984)  (all builds)
Memory10.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150906
Uptime1.3 Days
Run DateFeb 22 '20 at 01:24
Run Duration162 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU6%

 PC Performing as expected (49th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-6600K-$205
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
59.7% Above average
1-Core 110
2-Core 223
78% 166 Pts
4-Core 265
8-Core 318
39% 291 Pts
64-Core 388
26% 388 Pts
Poor: 55%
This bench: 59.7%
Great: 94%
Graphics Cards Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$399
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 440.97
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
77.8% Very good
Lighting 298
Reflection 288
Parallax 301
78% 296 fps
MRender 206
Gravity 284
Splatting 0.2
78% 163 fps
Poor: 71%
This bench: 77.8%
Great: 85%
Intel HD 530 (Desktop Skylake)
MSI(1462 7984) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 26.20.100.7263
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
6.59% Terrible
Lighting 24.1
Reflection 31.4
Parallax 26.9
6% 27.5 fps
MRender 23.7
Gravity 22.2
Splatting 36.3
7% 27.4 fps
Poor: 4%
This bench: 6.59%
Great: 7%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial BX200 240GB-$188
26GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU02.6
SusWrite @10s intervals: 86 91 103 38 19 33 MB/s
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
83.8% Excellent
Read 477
Write 217
Mixed 96.2
SusWrite 61.7
46% 213 MB/s
4K Read 32.5
4K Write 77.5
4K Mixed 47.1
151% 52.4 MB/s
DQ Read 299
DQ Write 316
DQ Mixed 235
197% 283 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 83.8%
Great: 92%
Samsung 860 Evo 1TB-$150
135GB free
Firmware: RVT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 423 462 471 469 446 452 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
131% Outstanding
Read 505
Write 484
Mixed 461
SusWrite 454
107% 476 MB/s
4K Read 43.8
4K Write 126
4K Mixed 63
214% 77.6 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 342
DQ Mixed 358
269% 361 MB/s
Poor: 80%
This bench: 131%
Great: 134%
Toshiba P300 1TB-$49
871GB free
Firmware: MS2OA8J0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 92 92 97 104 111 84 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
48.3% Average
Read 71.7
Write 69.5
Mixed 8
SusWrite 96.7
44% 61.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.3
75% 0.6 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 48.3%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance RGB DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$130
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
70.8% Very good
MC Read 27.5
MC Write 27.9
MC Mixed 22.6
74% 26 GB/s
SC Read 9.2
SC Write 18.7
SC Mixed 18.8
44% 15.6 GB/s
Latency 62.3
64% 62.3 ns
Poor: 53%
This bench: 70.8%
Great: 104%
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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 2,970 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 52%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat

Motherboard: MSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING (MS-7984)

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