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

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 108%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (67th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 33 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 102%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics128% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load times.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia 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)
Memory28.3 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160724
Uptime3 Days
Run DateJul 17 '17 at 20:38
Run Duration115 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (67th 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-$314
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
102% Outstanding
SC Int 134
SC Float 140
SC Mixed 137
110% 137 Pts
QC Int 497
QC Float 521
QC Mixed 510
116% 510 Pts
MC Int 681
MC Float 769
MC Mixed 729
109% 726 Pts
Poor: 79%
This bench: 102%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$524
CLim: 2012 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 381.65
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
128% Outstanding
Lighting 407
Reflection 388
Parallax 407
126% 401 fps
MRender 241
Gravity 396
Splatting 251
129% 296 fps
Poor: 98%
This bench: 128%
Great: 143%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB-$70
2.5TB free
Firmware: MX6OABB0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
101% Outstanding
Read 182
Write 170
Mixed 161
129% 171 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.86
4K Mixed 0.22
79% 0.86 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 101%
Great: 108%
WD My Passport 1TB
547GB free, PID 0748
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
36.3% Below average
Read 87.9
Write 79.7
Mixed 79.9
105% 82.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.26
4K Write 1.99
4K Mixed 0.16
74% 0.81 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 36.3%
Great: 43%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS16G4D240FSC.16FBD 2x16GB
2 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
79.3% Very good
MC Read 28.4
MC Write 30.8
MC Mixed 24.6
80% 27.9 GB/s
SC Read 16
SC Write 32.6
SC Mixed 24.9
70% 24.5 GB/s
Latency 64.5
62% 64.5 ns
Poor: 47%
This bench: 79.3%
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 2,267 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
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: 84% - Excellent Total price: $964
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