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

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 79%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (81st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 19 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 90.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics82.6% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive89.6% 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.
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 8.1 is the second most recent version of Windows but it's worth upgrading to Windows 10 which has had several improvements made to the user interface including a better homescreen.
SystemMSI MS-7A11
MotherboardMSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING 3X (MS-7A11)  (all builds)
Memory6.6 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20161017
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 23 '17 at 14:09
Run Duration144 Seconds
Run User SVK-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing above expectations (81st 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-$334
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
90.2% Outstanding
SC Int 127
SC Float 133
SC Mixed 131
104% 130 Pts
QC Int 459
QC Float 465
QC Mixed 434
103% 453 Pts
MC Int 629
MC Float 712
MC Mixed 680
101% 674 Pts
Poor: 79%
This bench: 90.2%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-$500
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
82.6% Excellent
Lighting 256
Reflection 234
Parallax 278
82% 256 fps
MRender 175
Gravity 236
Splatting 167
83% 193 fps
Poor: 62%
This bench: 82.6%
Great: 88%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Evo 120GB-$170
64GB free
Firmware: EXT0AB0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
89.6% Excellent
Read 504
Write 279
Mixed 301
80% 361 MB/s
4K Read 43.8
4K Write 75
4K Mixed 22.6
135% 47.1 MB/s
DQ Read 347
DQ Write 243
DQ Mixed 65
111% 218 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 89.6%
Great: 93%
WD WD7500AYPS-01ZKB0 750GB
656GB free
Firmware: 02.01B01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
41.2% Average
Read 76.6
Write 66.7
Mixed 70.8
54% 71.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.57
4K Write 1.84
4K Mixed 0.3
91% 0.9 MB/s
Poor: 22%
This bench: 41.2%
Great: 43%
Seagate ST3200826AS 200GB
186GB free
Firmware: 3.03 Max speed: SATA 1.0 150 MB/s
4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (85th percentile)
31.9% Below average
Read 55.6
Write 55.4
Mixed 56.1
42% 55.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.66
4K Write 0.95
4K Mixed 0.31
80% 0.64 MB/s
Poor: 21%
This bench: 31.9%
Great: 35%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR4 2666 C15 1x8GB
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
51.4% Above average
MC Read 18.1
MC Write 17.9
MC Mixed 14.1
48% 16.7 GB/s
SC Read 15.5
SC Write 19.3
SC Mixed 17.7
50% 17.5 GB/s
Latency 55.4
72% 55.4 ns
Poor: 35%
This bench: 51.4%
Great: 53%
Take a copy of your results

 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 2,580 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 80% - Very good Total price: $1,037
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $313Nvidia GTX 1070 $430Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $88
Intel Core i7-7700K $290Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $285Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $146
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $170AMD RX 480 $400Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $125
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $185SanDisk Extreme 64GB $44
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $79G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $975SanDisk Extreme 32GB $23
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $42Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $200SanDisk Extreme 16GB $18
Today's hottest deals
User Guide  •  About  •  FAQs  •  Email  •  Privacy  •  Developer Feedback