MSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING (MS-7984)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 19%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (78th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 22 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 94.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics9.39% is a very low 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load times.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (20%). 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)
Memory4.8 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151217
Uptime0.9 Days
Run DateJul 16 '16 at 14:27
Run Duration109 Seconds
Run User BEL-User
Background CPU 20%

 PC Performing above expectations (78th 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-$216
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
94.7% Outstanding
SC Int 136
SC Float 141
SC Mixed 137
110% 138 Pts
QC Int 505
QC Float 524
QC Mixed 473
114% 501 Pts
MC Int 545
MC Float 567
MC Mixed 552
83% 554 Pts
Poor: 65%
This bench: 94.7%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 530 (Desktop Skylake)
MSI(1462 7984) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 20.19.15.4444
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
9.39% Terrible
Lighting 24.1
Reflection 30.6
Parallax 25.8
8% 26.8 fps
MRender 21.1
Gravity 21.3
Splatting 37.9
11% 26.8 fps
Poor: 5%
This bench: 9.39%
Great: 9%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Desktop SSHD 1TB-$123
479GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC41 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
90.8% Outstanding
Read 170
Write 145
Mixed 121
109% 145 MB/s
4K Read 0.85
4K Write 5.29
4K Mixed 0.54
193% 2.23 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 90.8%
Great: 110%
Seagate ST3320418AS 320GB-$17
136GB free
Firmware: HP22 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
47% Average
Read 78.8
Write 84.8
Mixed 79
61% 80.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.73
4K Write 1.58
4K Mixed 0.53
118% 0.95 MB/s
Poor: 21%
This bench: 47%
Great: 58%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4 2400 C16 2x4GB-$35
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
83.2% Excellent
MC Read 29.9
MC Write 32.9
MC Mixed 24.5
83% 29.1 GB/s
SC Read 19.3
SC Write 33
SC Mixed 25.4
74% 25.9 GB/s
Latency 56.9
70% 56.9 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 83.2%
Great: 84%
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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 1,666 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: 75% - Very good Total price: $873
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