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

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 106%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 131%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 77%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (67th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 33 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 96.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics100% 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 DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (15%). 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)
Memory13 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160921
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 14 '18 at 06:42
Run Duration108 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 15%

 PC Performing above expectations (67th 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-$230
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
96.6% Outstanding
SC Int 126
SC Float 134
SC Mixed 130
104% 130 Pts
QC Int 498
QC Float 524
QC Mixed 509
116% 510 Pts
MC Int 493
MC Float 524
MC Mixed 490
75% 502 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 96.6%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$344
CLim: 1936 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 391.1
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
100% Outstanding
Lighting 310
Reflection 299
Parallax 312
96% 307 fps
MRender 207
Gravity 285
Splatting 232
103% 241 fps
Poor: 73%
This bench: 100%
Great: 109%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$94
24GB free
Firmware: 3B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
276% Outstanding
Read 2,709
Write 1,194
Mixed 1,238
375% 1,714 MB/s
4K Read 62.9
4K Write 155
4K Mixed 53.5
246% 90.5 MB/s
DQ Read 575
DQ Write 364
DQ Mixed 193
218% 377 MB/s
Poor: 146%
This bench: 276%
Great: 235%
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$75
282GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
64.4% Good
Read 115
Write 109
Mixed 105
82% 110 MB/s
4K Read 0.95
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.25
107% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 64.4%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
84.2% Excellent
MC Read 30.6
MC Write 32.6
MC Mixed 26.7
86% 30 GB/s
SC Read 19.1
SC Write 33.8
SC Mixed 24.9
74% 25.9 GB/s
Latency 69.6
58% 69.6 ns
Poor: 43%
This bench: 84.2%
Great: 89%
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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 3,345 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: 94% - Outstanding Total price: $922
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HDDRAMUSB
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WD Blue 1TB (2012) $33Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $160SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $11
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