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

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 72%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (70th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 30 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: 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 99.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics72.2% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive77.9% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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.
SystemMSI MS-7A11
MotherboardMSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING 3X (MS-7A11)  (all builds)
Memory5.8 GB free of 8 GB @ 3 GHz
DisplayΧρώματα 2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161221
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 17 '18 at 16:08
Run Duration94 Seconds
Run User GRC-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (70th 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 i7-7700K-$285
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
99.7% Outstanding
SC Int 138
SC Float 144
SC Mixed 141
113% 141 Pts
QC Int 509
QC Float 525
QC Mixed 484
115% 506 Pts
MC Int 707
MC Float 801
MC Mixed 764
113% 757 Pts
Poor: 84%
This bench: 99.7%
Great: 111%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 580-$280
Device(1DA2 E366) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1411 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 18.4.1
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
72.2% Very good
Lighting 218
Reflection 188
Parallax 290
75% 232 fps
MRender 145
Gravity 205
Splatting 132
70% 161 fps
Poor: 50%
This bench: 72.2%
Great: 75%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
OCZ Trion 150 480GB-$130
373GB free
Firmware: SAFZ12.3 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
77.9% Very good
Read 495
Write 343
Mixed 349
88% 396 MB/s
4K Read 24.5
4K Write 73.5
4K Mixed 8.5
87% 35.5 MB/s
DQ Read 337
DQ Write 239
DQ Mixed 45.2
100% 207 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 77.9%
Great: 81%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL F4 DDR4 3000 C15 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
97.7% Outstanding
MC Read 37.8
MC Write 37.2
MC Mixed 26.9
97% 34 GB/s
SC Read 22.6
SC Write 39.2
SC Mixed 32
89% 31.3 GB/s
Latency 48.1
83% 48.1 ns
Poor: 57%
This bench: 97.7%
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 2,891 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $1,081
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