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

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 104%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 73%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (71st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 29 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 99.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics58.4% 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 Drive161% 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.
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.
SystemMSI MS-7A11
MotherboardMSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING 3X (MS-7A11)  (all builds)
Memory13 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.8 GHz
Display1920 x 1200 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180125
Uptime0.8 Days
Run DateJun 14 '18 at 11:40
Run Duration121 Seconds
Run User POL-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (71st 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-$307
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
99.8% Outstanding
SC Int 128
SC Float 134
SC Mixed 132
105% 131 Pts
QC Int 474
QC Float 526
QC Mixed 507
114% 502 Pts
MC Int 654
MC Float 743
MC Mixed 710
105% 703 Pts
Poor: 74%
This bench: 99.8%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 480-$280
CLim: 1266 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.1.1
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
58.4% Above average
Lighting 158
Reflection 166
Parallax 223
56% 183 fps
MRender 140
Gravity 157
Splatting 125
60% 140 fps
Poor: 49%
This bench: 58.4%
Great: 71%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
GOODRAM 240GB
16GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E7FM04.5
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
161% Outstanding
Read 1,935
Write 703
Mixed 968
263% 1,202 MB/s
4K Read 31.2
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 21.7
128% 51.2 MB/s
DQ Read 32.8
DQ Write 123
DQ Mixed 90.7
66% 82.1 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 161%
Great: 100%
Fujitsu MHZ2250BH G2 250GB
18GB free
Firmware: 8909 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
26.1% Poor
Read 49.3
Write 41.3
Mixed 51.5
36% 47.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.38
4K Write 1.36
4K Mixed 0.29
74% 0.68 MB/s
Poor: 20%
This bench: 26.1%
Great: 31%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2666 C15 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2800 MHz
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
93.4% Outstanding
MC Read 33.4
MC Write 36
MC Mixed 28.5
93% 32.6 GB/s
SC Read 21.5
SC Write 39.6
SC Mixed 29.4
86% 30.2 GB/s
Latency 54.9
73% 54.9 ns
Poor: 51%
This bench: 93.4%
Great: 94%
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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 3,198 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 92%
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: 90% - Excellent Total price: $952
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HDDRAMUSB
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