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

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 40%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (57th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 43 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 88.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics34.3% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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 Drive117% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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.
Run History
9 months ago, 8 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7A11
MotherboardMSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING 3X (MS-7A11)  (all builds)
Memory1.4 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160724
Uptime17.9 Days
Run DateMar 21 '17 at 03:43
Run Duration105 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing as expected (57th 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-$300
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
88.7% Excellent
SC Int 129
SC Float 138
SC Mixed 134
107% 134 Pts
QC Int 385
QC Float 426
QC Mixed 415
93% 409 Pts
MC Int 636
MC Float 718
MC Mixed 694
102% 683 Pts
Poor: 80%
This bench: 88.7%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 270X-$199
XFX(1682 9275) 2GB
CLim: 1050 MHz, MLim: 1400 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 16.6
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
34.3% Below average
Lighting 107
Reflection 84.2
Parallax 138
36% 110 fps
MRender 58.9
Gravity 89.5
Splatting 83.3
33% 77.2 fps
Poor: 33%
This bench: 34.3%
Great: 39%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$140
57GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
117% Outstanding
Read 509
Write 401
Mixed 415
98% 442 MB/s
4K Read 46.1
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 51.2
190% 66.5 MB/s
DQ Read 365
DQ Write 272
DQ Mixed 107
138% 248 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 117%
Great: 118%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$50
924GB free
Firmware: CC47 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
96.3% Outstanding
Read 168
Write 168
Mixed 161
125% 165 MB/s
4K Read 0.86
4K Write 2.26
4K Mixed 0.42
124% 1.18 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 96.3%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C16 1x8GB-$95
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
42.2% Average
MC Read 14.5
MC Write 14.4
MC Mixed 12
39% 13.6 GB/s
SC Read 13.2
SC Write 15.3
SC Mixed 14.4
41% 14.3 GB/s
Latency 63.8
63% 63.8 ns
Poor: 35%
This bench: 42.2%
Great: 48%
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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 2,289 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: 79% - Very good Total price: $1,025
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