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

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD, HDD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (43rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 57 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 82.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics8.52% is a very low 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (11%). 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)
Memory3.4 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160724
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 07 '17 at 15:45
Run Duration85 Seconds
Run User DNK-User
Background CPU 11%

 PC Performing as expected (43rd 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 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
82.7% Excellent
SC Int 109
SC Float 115
SC Mixed 113
90% 112 Pts
QC Int 428
QC Float 452
QC Mixed 430
99% 436 Pts
MC Int 417
MC Float 459
MC Mixed 448
66% 441 Pts
Poor: 71%
This bench: 82.7%
Great: 109%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 530 (Desktop Skylake)
MSI(1462 7A11) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64 Ver. 21.20.16.4574
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
8.52% Terrible
Lighting 23
Reflection 28.1
Parallax 24.2
7% 25.1 fps
MRender 14.4
Gravity 20.1
Splatting 37.1
9% 23.9 fps
Poor: 6%
This bench: 8.52%
Great: 10%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung MZVLW512HMJP-000L7 512GB
450GB free
Firmware: 6L7QCXY7
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 73% Great: 98%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 1x8GB-$120
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
40.7% Average
MC Read 14.2
MC Write 14
MC Mixed 12
38% 13.4 GB/s
SC Read 11.7
SC Write 13.8
SC Mixed 12.8
36% 12.8 GB/s
Latency 68.5
58% 68.5 ns
Poor: 36%
This bench: 40.7%
Great: 44%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

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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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