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

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (62nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 38 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 78.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics41.5% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive81.9% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum 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 (18%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7A11
MotherboardMSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING 3X (MS-7A11)  (all builds)
Memory9.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160112
Uptime2 Days
Run DateNov 15 '17 at 00:19
Run Duration283 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 18%

 PC Performing above expectations (62nd 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 i5-6500-$180
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
78.3% Very good
SC Int 101
SC Float 109
SC Mixed 105
84% 105 Pts
QC Int 398
QC Float 425
QC Mixed 412
93% 412 Pts
MC Int 397
MC Float 423
MC Mixed 412
62% 411 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 78.3%
Great: 80%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$200
MSI(1462 3201) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1443 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
41.5% Average
Lighting 140
Reflection 114
Parallax 125
42% 126 fps
MRender 82.9
Gravity 122
Splatting 81.4
41% 95.4 fps
Poor: 36%
This bench: 41.5%
Great: 45%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Asmedia ASMT1153e 128GB
55GB free
Firmware: 0
4KALIGNED
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
11.5% Very poor
Read 40.4
Write 42.2
Mixed 41.3
9% 41.3 MB/s
4K Read 10.6
4K Write 13.9
4K Mixed 0.005
23% 8.15 MB/s
DQ Read 26.9
DQ Write 25.3
DQ Mixed 0.001
7% 17.4 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 11.5%
Great: 76%
Samsung 750 EVO 250GB-$140
22GB free
Firmware: MAT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
81.9% Excellent
Read 486
Write 265
Mixed 271
75% 340 MB/s
4K Read 39.3
4K Write 51.8
4K Mixed 26.7
121% 39.3 MB/s
DQ Read 304
DQ Write 148
DQ Mixed 64
91% 172 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 81.9%
Great: 88%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$49
787GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
100% Outstanding
Read 172
Write 178
Mixed 165
129% 171 MB/s
4K Read 1.15
4K Write 2.52
4K Mixed 0.36
135% 1.34 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 100%
Great: 104%
Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB-$40
494GB free
Firmware: MS2OA7L0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
76.4% Very good
Read 147
Write 119
Mixed 130
100% 132 MB/s
4K Read 0.49
4K Write 1.82
4K Mixed 0.2
76% 0.84 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 76.4%
Great: 104%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair CMU16GX4M2C3000C15 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
77.7% Very good
MC Read 28
MC Write 29.6
MC Mixed 25.8
79% 27.8 GB/s
SC Read 16.3
SC Write 28.4
SC Mixed 23
64% 22.6 GB/s
Latency 69.4
58% 69.4 ns
Poor: 54%
This bench: 77.7%
Great: 102%
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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 2,186 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: 84% - Excellent Total price: $960
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