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

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 56%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (45th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 55 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 93.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics53.2% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive80.5% 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.
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)
Memory9.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160511
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateApr 17 '18 at 10:05
Run Duration179 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU 15%

 PC Performing as expected (45th 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-$321
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
93.3% Outstanding
SC Int 133
SC Float 138
SC Mixed 135
108% 135 Pts
QC Int 427
QC Float 461
QC Mixed 450
101% 446 Pts
MC Int 653
MC Float 744
MC Mixed 701
105% 699 Pts
Poor: 77%
This bench: 93.3%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-$500
Gigabyte(1458 3685) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1543 MHz, MLim: 1902 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.71
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
53.2% Above average
Lighting 143
Reflection 218
Parallax 143
44% 168 fps
MRender 143
Gravity 143
Splatting 141
60% 143 fps
Poor: 49%
This bench: 53.2%
Great: 87%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk Extreme 240GB-$144
57GB free
Firmware: R201 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
82.9% Excellent
Read 457
Write 218
Mixed 281
70% 318 MB/s
4K Read 35.4
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 23
142% 56.9 MB/s
DQ Read 222
DQ Write 218
DQ Mixed 57.5
88% 166 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 82.9%
Great: 84%
SSD 240GB
22GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFM11.3 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
80.5% Excellent
Read 517
Write 270
Mixed 377
86% 388 MB/s
4K Read 28.2
4K Write 93.2
4K Mixed 12.6
108% 44.7 MB/s
DQ Read 319
DQ Write 249
DQ Mixed 12.7
83% 193 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 80.5%
Great: 97%
Seagate Desktop HDD 4TB (2013)-$88
3TB free
Firmware: CC54 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
76.4% Very good
Read 138
Write 128
Mixed 117
96% 128 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.53
4K Mixed 0.13
72% 0.79 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 76.4%
Great: 98%
WD Blue 4TB (2015)-$103
479GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
57.7% Above average
Read 106
Write 95.1
Mixed 79.2
70% 93.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.41
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.26
68% 0.62 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 57.7%
Great: 100%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL F4 DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below potential (17th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
71.1% Very good
MC Read 27.2
MC Write 26.6
MC Mixed 21.1
71% 25 GB/s
SC Read 15.9
SC Write 24.7
SC Mixed 22.6
60% 21.1 GB/s
Latency 62.1
64% 62.1 ns
Poor: 63%
This bench: 71.1%
Great: 108%
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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 3,095 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: 88% - Excellent Total price: $995
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