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

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (38th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 62 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 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 85.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics63.7% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive115% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A11
MotherboardMSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING 3X (MS-7A11)  (all builds)
Memory5.3 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colores, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170427
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 17 '18 at 06:34
Run Duration86 Seconds
Run User CHL-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing below expectations (38th 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-$210
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
85.4% Excellent
SC Int 112
SC Float 121
SC Mixed 117
93% 116 Pts
QC Int 429
QC Float 445
QC Mixed 445
100% 440 Pts
MC Int 438
MC Float 464
MC Mixed 444
67% 449 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 85.4%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 580-$240
CLim: 1380 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 18.3.4
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
63.7% Good
Lighting 178
Reflection 154
Parallax 183
56% 172 fps
MRender 142
Gravity 206
Splatting 131
70% 160 fps
Poor: 56%
This bench: 63.7%
Great: 76%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Black NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB (2017)-$90
142GB free (System drive)
Firmware: B35500WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
115% Outstanding
Read 1,613
Write 202
Mixed 409
159% 742 MB/s
4K Read 37.8
4K Write 69.4
4K Mixed 12.7
110% 40 MB/s
DQ Read 39.5
DQ Write 283
DQ Mixed 9.23
52% 111 MB/s
Poor: 88%
This bench: 115%
Great: 143%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS4G4D240FSC.8FBD 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
82.8% Excellent
MC Read 30.3
MC Write 33
MC Mixed 24.6
84% 29.3 GB/s
SC Read 18.8
SC Write 32.6
SC Mixed 24.5
72% 25.3 GB/s
Latency 62.9
64% 62.9 ns
Poor: 46%
This bench: 82.8%
Great: 95%
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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 3,358 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: 94% - Outstanding Total price: $921
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