MSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING (MS-7984)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (64th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 36 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 76.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics83.3% 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)
Memory12.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1600 x 900 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180616
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 26 '21 at 07:51
Run Duration135 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU9%

 PC Performing above expectations (64th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-6600-$246
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
76.8% Very good
Memory 83.9
1-Core 111
2-Core 219
80% 138 Pts
4-Core 404
8-Core 398
55% 401 Pts
64-Core 410
28% 410 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 76.8%
Great: 83%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-Ti-$560
EVGA(3842 4996) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1582 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 466.11
Performing below potential (75th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
83.3% Excellent
Lighting 104
Reflection 120
Parallax 106
84% 110 fps
MRender 99.9
Gravity 103
Splatting 90.7
82% 97.8 fps
Poor: 70%
This bench: 83.3%
Great: 89%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB-$45
95GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MS2OA750
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 3,026
Write 12.2
Mixed 13.2
727% 1,017 MB/s
4K Read 468
4K Write 0.3
4K Mixed 0.2
19,520% 156 MB/s
Poor: 36% Great: 106%
WD Blue 250GB (2010)-$37
86GB free
Firmware: 19.01H19
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 116
Write 113
Mixed 68.9
74% 99.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
167% 1.17 MB/s
Poor: 18% Great: 72%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2666 C16 2x8GB-$87
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
76.9% Very good
MC Read 27.1
MC Write 30
MC Mixed 25.4
79% 27.5 GB/s
SC Read 16
SC Write 30
SC Mixed 22.2
65% 22.7 GB/s
Latency 73.6
54% 73.6 ns
Poor: 51%
This bench: 76.9%
Great: 95%

 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 1,568 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat

Motherboard: MSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING (MS-7984)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 50% - Above average Total price: $875
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