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

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 39%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (54th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 46 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 87.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics34.1% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive80% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A11
MotherboardMSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING 3X (MS-7A11)  (all builds)
Memory11.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160724
Uptime2.3 Days
Run DateJan 26 '19 at 23:27
Run Duration179 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing as expected (54th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-6700K-$298
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
87.4% Excellent
1-Core 136
2-Core 266
95% 201 Pts
4-Core 467
8-Core 714
76% 591 Pts
64-Core 710
48% 710 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 87.4%
Great: 95%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$198
Gigabyte(1458 36C1) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1481 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 417.71
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
34.1% Below average
Lighting 142
Reflection 118
Parallax 128
36% 129 fps
MRender 82.9
Gravity 124
Splatting 84
32% 97 fps
Poor: 30%
This bench: 34.1%
Great: 36%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
PNY CS900 240GB-$28
44GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900211
SusWrite @10s intervals: 227 179 185 200 199 204 MB/s
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
80% Very good
Read 383
Write 300
Mixed 329
SusWrite 199
68% 303 MB/s
4K Read 30.6
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 27.8
140% 56.2 MB/s
DQ Read 161
DQ Write 326
DQ Mixed 142
137% 210 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 80%
Great: 96%
WD Black 3TB (2013)-$138
433GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 102 102 103 107 108 114 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
59% Above average
Read 99
Write 112
Mixed 76.2
SusWrite 106
72% 98.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 0.6
148% 1.37 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 59%
Great: 98%
WD Black 4TB (2013)-$210
2TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 138 138 141 142 142 142 MB/s
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
84.2% Excellent
Read 153
Write 141
Mixed 96.5
SusWrite 140
98% 133 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1.1
216% 1.63 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 84.2%
Great: 98%
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$69
175GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 150 150 152 152 152 153 MB/s
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
97.2% Outstanding
Read 187
Write 160
Mixed 91.7
SusWrite 152
108% 148 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1.2
244% 1.77 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 97.2%
Great: 106%
WD Green 4TB (2013)-$136
85GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 96 95 97 98 97 98 MB/s
Performing below expectations (20th percentile)
52.2% Above average
Read 85
Write 76.5
Mixed 62.7
SusWrite 96.6
59% 80.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 0.8
164% 1.33 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 52.2%
Great: 85%
Kingston DataTraveler 100 G3 USB 3.0 32GB-$4
29GB free, PID 1666
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 13 19 19 22 19 19 MB/s
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
21.3% Poor
Read 102
Write 52.8
Mixed 15.7
SusWrite 18.5
52% 47.1 MB/s
4K Read 10.8
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 0
40% 3.6 MB/s
Poor: 5%
This bench: 21.3%
Great: 29%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 8GX-D4-3200-MR 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below potential (6th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
43.9% Average
MC Read 15.4
MC Write 15.3
MC Mixed 12.2
41% 14.3 GB/s
SC Read 13.5
SC Write 15.7
SC Mixed 15.2
42% 14.8 GB/s
Latency 64.7
62% 64.7 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 43.9%
Great: 110%
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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 4,063 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $795
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