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

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 87%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (19th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 81 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 89.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics95.4% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (18%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
7 days ago, 5 days ago.
SystemMSI MS-7A11
MotherboardMSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING 3X (MS-7A11)  (all builds)
Memory11.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161221
Uptime1.6 Days
Run DateSep 15 '18 at 01:45
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 18%

 PC Performing way below expectations (19th 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 i7-7700K-$338
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
89.8% Excellent
SC Int 129
SC Float 137
SC Mixed 133
106% 133 Pts
QC Int 385
QC Float 454
QC Mixed 434
96% 424 Pts
MC Int 650
MC Float 738
MC Mixed 607
100% 665 Pts
Poor: 82%
This bench: 89.8%
Great: 111%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$344
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 399.24
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
95.4% Outstanding
Lighting 284
Reflection 282
Parallax 329
93% 298 fps
MRender 195
Gravity 270
Splatting 217
97% 228 fps
Poor: 84%
This bench: 95.4%
Great: 110%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk SSD Plus 240GB-$55
13GB free (System drive)
Firmware: Z32070RL
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 324
Write 347
Mixed 9.5
50% 227 MB/s
4K Read 8.1
4K Write 56.6
4K Mixed 11.2
57% 25.3 MB/s
DQ Read 202
DQ Write 285
DQ Mixed 28.6
82% 172 MB/s
Poor: 35% Great: 86%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$38
92GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 116 117 116 118 119 118 MB/s
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
71.9% Very good
Read 133
Write 138
Mixed 100
SusWrite 117
90% 122 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
197% 1.47 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 71.9%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB-$215
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
36% Below average
MC Read 11.7
MC Write 12.7
MC Mixed 10.5
33% 11.6 GB/s
SC Read 10.4
SC Write 12.4
SC Mixed 12.7
34% 11.8 GB/s
Latency 72.3
55% 72.3 ns
Poor: 39%
This bench: 36%
Great: 87%
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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 3,361 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: 94% - Outstanding Total price: $920
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HDDRAMUSB
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WD Blue 1TB (2012) $38Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $167SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $11
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