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

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 98%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (36th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 64 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 77.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics116% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive106% 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 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
High background CPU (21%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
8 months ago, 8 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7A11
MotherboardMSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING 3X (MS-7A11)  (all builds)
Memory5.1 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160724
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateFeb 14 '18 at 22:38
Run Duration110 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 21%

 PC Performing below expectations (36th 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 i7-6700-$320
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
77.5% Very good
SC Int 106
SC Float 110
SC Mixed 106
86% 107 Pts
QC Int 372
QC Float 384
QC Mixed 382
86% 380 Pts
MC Int 560
MC Float 639
MC Mixed 610
90% 603 Pts
Poor: 63%
This bench: 77.5%
Great: 87%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$126
CLim: 2012 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 390.77
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
116% Outstanding
Lighting 371
Reflection 358
Parallax 374
115% 368 fps
MRender 218
Gravity 356
Splatting 230
117% 268 fps
Poor: 83%
This bench: 116%
Great: 140%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$78
43GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
106% Outstanding
Read 500
Write 393
Mixed 406
96% 433 MB/s
4K Read 42.9
4K Write 77.5
4K Mixed 42.2
160% 54.2 MB/s
DQ Read 339
DQ Write 238
DQ Mixed 111
131% 229 MB/s
Poor: 70%
This bench: 106%
Great: 124%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 500GB-$24
92GB free
Firmware: KC44 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
54% Above average
Read 97
Write 91.4
Mixed 89.1
70% 92.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.66
4K Write 1.01
4K Mixed 0.45
96% 0.71 MB/s
Poor: 21%
This bench: 54%
Great: 76%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLT4G4D30AETA.K8FE 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (18th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
70% Good
MC Read 26.9
MC Write 27.1
MC Mixed 20.6
71% 24.9 GB/s
SC Read 15.2
SC Write 24.3
SC Mixed 21.1
58% 20.2 GB/s
Latency 69.3
58% 69.3 ns
Poor: 54%
This bench: 70%
Great: 105%
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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 2,320 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
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: 117% - Outstanding Total price: $614
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