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

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 72%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 99%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (78th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 22 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 typical workstation, and even moderate server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 99.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics68.9% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive24.3% is an extremely low SSD score, this system will benefit from a faster SSD.
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)
Memory12.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180125
Uptime0.6 Days
Run DateJul 12 '18 at 20:16
Run Duration145 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing above expectations (78th 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-$342
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
99.8% Outstanding
SC Int 138
SC Float 147
SC Mixed 142
114% 142 Pts
QC Int 466
QC Float 502
QC Mixed 483
110% 484 Pts
MC Int 714
MC Float 808
MC Mixed 768
114% 763 Pts
Poor: 77%
This bench: 99.8%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$330
CLim: 1640 MHz, MLim: 1876 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 391.35
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
68.9% Good
Lighting 210
Reflection 192
Parallax 216
66% 206 fps
MRender 158
Gravity 201
Splatting 134
71% 164 fps
Poor: 54%
This bench: 68.9%
Great: 71%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Ocz-vertex PLUS R2 62GB
17GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.2
SusWrite @10s intervals: 64 66 65 64 63 57 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
24.3% Poor
Read 157
Write 69.7
Mixed 66
SusWrite 63.1
20% 89 MB/s
4K Read 16.2
4K Write 11.2
4K Mixed 8.2
41% 11.9 MB/s
DQ Read 79.8
DQ Write 10.8
DQ Mixed 9.1
16% 33.2 MB/s
Poor: 17%
This bench: 24.3%
Great: 25%
SSD 120GB
30GB free
Firmware: SBFM01.1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 428 382 429 451 464 467 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
112% Outstanding
Read 437
Write 353
Mixed 332
SusWrite 437
88% 390 MB/s
4K Read 43.6
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 40.7
175% 63.7 MB/s
DQ Read 338
DQ Write 339
DQ Mixed 205
191% 294 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 112%
Great: 100%
Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB-$43
67GB free
Firmware: MS2OA750
SusWrite @10s intervals: 120 125 126 128 127 126 MB/s
Performing below expectations (20th percentile)
65.5% Good
Read 103
Write 92.5
Mixed 26
SusWrite 125
63% 86.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.6
129% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 38%
This bench: 65.5%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z RGB DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$175
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
99.7% Outstanding
MC Read 36.7
MC Write 40
MC Mixed 28.3
100% 35 GB/s
SC Read 17.3
SC Write 42.4
SC Mixed 32.6
88% 30.8 GB/s
Latency 48.8
82% 48.8 ns
Poor: 58%
This bench: 99.7%
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 3,350 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: $922
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