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

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (48th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 52 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 85.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics59.1% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive80.1% 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.
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.
High background CPU (24%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7A11
MotherboardMSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING 3X (MS-7A11)  (all builds)
Memory3.1 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160724
Uptime3 Days
Run DateDec 07 '17 at 03:47
Run Duration107 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 24%

 PC Performing as expected (48th 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-$323
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
85.2% Excellent
SC Int 122
SC Float 126
SC Mixed 123
99% 124 Pts
QC Int 386
QC Float 421
QC Mixed 409
92% 405 Pts
MC Int 599
MC Float 678
MC Mixed 652
96% 643 Pts
Poor: 77%
This bench: 85.2%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 580-$260
XFX(1682 9580) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1366 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.7
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
59.1% Above average
Lighting 169
Reflection 158
Parallax 223
58% 183 fps
MRender 130
Gravity 166
Splatting 119
60% 138 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 59.1%
Great: 75%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
PNY CS1311 120GB-$50
82GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS131122 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
80.1% Excellent
Read 514
Write 329
Mixed 347
88% 397 MB/s
4K Read 31.4
4K Write 70.8
4K Mixed 9.89
98% 37.4 MB/s
DQ Read 300
DQ Write 242
DQ Mixed 42.6
94% 195 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 80.1%
Great: 89%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$41
398GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
99.1% Outstanding
Read 193
Write 152
Mixed 150
124% 165 MB/s
4K Read 0.68
4K Write 2.19
4K Mixed 0.23
95% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 99.1%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX 2400 C15 1x8GB
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
39.3% Below average
MC Read 15.6
MC Write 13
MC Mixed 10.9
38% 13.2 GB/s
SC Read 11.3
SC Write 8.8
SC Mixed 10.9
30% 10.3 GB/s
Latency 63.9
63% 63.9 ns
Poor: 34%
This bench: 39.3%
Great: 47%
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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 3,088 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
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: 90% - Outstanding Total price: $968
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