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

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 139%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 129%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 96%
Nuclear submarine
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (75th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 25 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 91.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics181% is a record breaking 3D score, it's almost off the scale. This GPU can handle all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive230% 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.
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 (12%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
5 days ago, 4 days ago.
SystemMSI MS-7A11
MotherboardMSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING 3X (MS-7A11)  (all builds)
Memory10.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160724
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 07 '17 at 10:21
Run Duration134 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 12%

 PC Performing above expectations (75th 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-$270
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
91.9% Outstanding
SC Int 129
SC Float 134
SC Mixed 130
105% 131 Pts
QC Int 448
QC Float 441
QC Mixed 449
101% 446 Pts
MC Int 632
MC Float 725
MC Mixed 686
102% 681 Pts
Poor: 80%
This bench: 91.9%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti-$750
MSI(1462 360C) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 388.43
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
181% Outstanding
Lighting 727
Reflection 521
Parallax 577
208% 608 fps
MRender 268
Gravity 540
Splatting 282
161% 363 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 181%
Great: 178%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$128
185GB free
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
230% Outstanding
Read 1,927
Write 1,166
Mixed 1,187
315% 1,427 MB/s
4K Read 55.9
4K Write 125
4K Mixed 42.4
205% 74.3 MB/s
DQ Read 543
DQ Write 397
DQ Mixed 157
202% 365 MB/s
Poor: 164%
This bench: 230%
Great: 267%
Samsung SM841N 2.5 7mm 512GB
118GB free
Firmware: DXM03D0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
92.9% Outstanding
Read 523
Write 259
Mixed 332
82% 371 MB/s
4K Read 34.8
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 28.9
148% 58.2 MB/s
DQ Read 362
DQ Write 187
DQ Mixed 91.4
117% 214 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 92.9%
Great: 96%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016)-$60
2TB free
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
106% Outstanding
Read 193
Write 177
Mixed 173
136% 181 MB/s
4K Read 0.78
4K Write 1.72
4K Mixed 0.17
84% 0.89 MB/s
Poor: 79%
This bench: 106%
Great: 110%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Dominator DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$230
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing above expectations (60th percentile)
92.5% Outstanding
MC Read 35.4
MC Write 35.3
MC Mixed 26.3
92% 32.3 GB/s
SC Read 21.4
SC Write 38.2
SC Mixed 27.2
83% 28.9 GB/s
Latency 51.6
78% 51.6 ns
Poor: 48%
This bench: 92.5%
Great: 103%
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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 2,279 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
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Desktop
Desktop 86%
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Workstation
Workstation 66%
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Motherboard: MSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING 3X (MS-7A11)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $966
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