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

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 102%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (65th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 35 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: 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 117%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics99.3% 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 Drive62.8% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (15%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A11
MotherboardMSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING 3X (MS-7A11)  (all builds)
Memory14 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.3 GHz
Display4090 x 1024 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161221
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 19 '17 at 18:56
Run Duration119 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 15%

 PC Performing above expectations (65th 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 i5-7600K-$233
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.65 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
117% Outstanding
SC Int 151
SC Float 162
SC Mixed 157
125% 157 Pts
QC Int 601
QC Float 638
QC Mixed 618
140% 619 Pts
MC Int 596
MC Float 650
MC Mixed 602
92% 616 Pts
Poor: 78%
This bench: 117%
Great: 110%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$390
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 381.89
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
99.3% Outstanding
Lighting 315
Reflection 300
Parallax 314
94% 310 fps
MRender 206
Gravity 288
Splatting 233
109% 242 fps
Poor: 71%
This bench: 99.3%
Great: 112%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk SSD Plus 240GB-$85
36GB free
Firmware: Z32080RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
62.8% Good
Read 477
Write 341
Mixed 70.8
65% 296 MB/s
4K Read 12
4K Write 89.1
4K Mixed 5.42
72% 35.5 MB/s
DQ Read 19
DQ Write 104
DQ Mixed 2.61
19% 41.8 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 62.8%
Great: 83%
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$42
685GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
91.8% Outstanding
Read 160
Write 160
Mixed 140
115% 153 MB/s
4K Read 0.82
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.25
90% 0.86 MB/s
Poor: 73%
This bench: 91.8%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial CT8G4DFD8213.C16FBD2 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2270 MHz
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
80.4% Excellent
MC Read 28.5
MC Write 31
MC Mixed 25.1
81% 28.2 GB/s
SC Read 19.3
SC Write 33.1
SC Mixed 25.2
74% 25.9 GB/s
Latency 65.5
61% 65.5 ns
Poor: 66%
This bench: 80.4%
Great: 77%
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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 1,903 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 86% - Excellent Total price: $931
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