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

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 130%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 99%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (70th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 30 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 95%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics171% 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 Drive109% 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.
SystemMSI MS-7A11
MotherboardMSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING 3X (MS-7A11)  (all builds)
Memory13.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161221
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 07 '17 at 13:57
Run Duration109 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing above expectations (70th 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 i5-6600K-$215
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
95% Outstanding
SC Int 125
SC Float 133
SC Mixed 129
103% 129 Pts
QC Int 484
QC Float 511
QC Mixed 496
113% 497 Pts
MC Int 494
MC Float 521
MC Mixed 503
76% 506 Pts
Poor: 71%
This bench: 95%
Great: 109%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti-$750
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 382.33
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
171% Outstanding
Lighting 578
Reflection 534
Parallax 585
179% 566 fps
MRender 275
Gravity 554
Splatting 287
165% 372 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 171%
Great: 178%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$86
174GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
109% Outstanding
Read 515
Write 416
Mixed 414
100% 448 MB/s
4K Read 48.3
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 29.2
168% 61.7 MB/s
DQ Read 340
DQ Write 278
DQ Mixed 91.2
128% 236 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 109%
Great: 117%
Toshiba P300 3TB-$74
166GB free
Firmware: MX6OACF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
91.4% Outstanding
Read 163
Write 156
Mixed 119
109% 146 MB/s
4K Read 0.47
4K Write 1.69
4K Mixed 0.19
72% 0.78 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 91.4%
Great: 112%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$204
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
98.3% Outstanding
MC Read 36.5
MC Write 39.2
MC Mixed 28.4
99% 34.7 GB/s
SC Read 21.4
SC Write 38.9
SC Mixed 29.5
86% 29.9 GB/s
Latency 51.6
78% 51.6 ns
Poor: 54%
This bench: 98.3%
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%
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: 81% - Excellent Total price: $966
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