MSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING 3X (MS-7A11)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (40th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 60 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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 87%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics75.8% 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 Drive95.7% 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.
Very high background CPU (43%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
1 month ago, 10 days ago.
SystemMSI MS-7A11
MotherboardMSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING 3X (MS-7A11)  (all builds)
Memory11.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160222
Uptime1.2 Days
Run DateJul 15 '17 at 13:59
Run Duration114 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU 43%

 PC Performing below expectations (40th 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 i7-6700K-$275
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
87% Excellent
SC Int 127
SC Float 128
SC Mixed 130
102% 128 Pts
QC Int 355
QC Float 401
QC Mixed 409
88% 389 Pts
MC Int 636
MC Float 702
MC Mixed 684
101% 674 Pts
Poor: 81%
This bench: 87%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$550
MSI(1462 3363) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1923 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 384.76
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
75.8% Very good
Lighting 211
Reflection 226
Parallax 248
68% 228 fps
MRender 217
Gravity 207
Splatting 121
102% 182 fps
Poor: 97%
This bench: 75.8%
Great: 144%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$97
32GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
95.7% Outstanding
Read 510
Write 402
Mixed 415
98% 442 MB/s
4K Read 42
4K Write 98.2
4K Mixed 26.3
149% 55.5 MB/s
DQ Read 46.6
DQ Write 268
DQ Mixed 93.9
91% 136 MB/s
Poor: 70%
This bench: 95.7%
Great: 116%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$74
2TB free
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
110% Outstanding
Read 195
Write 189
Mixed 169
138% 184 MB/s
4K Read 0.79
4K Write 1.86
4K Mixed 0.18
87% 0.94 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 110%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX 2133 C14 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
65% Good
MC Read 26
MC Write 24.8
MC Mixed 20.1
68% 23.6 GB/s
SC Read 12.6
SC Write 17.5
SC Mixed 17
45% 15.7 GB/s
Latency 69.6
58% 69.6 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 65%
Great: 78%
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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 3X (MS-7A11) Builds (Compare 2,020 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING 3X (MS-7A11)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 87% - Excellent Total price: $898
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