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

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 115%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (22nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 78 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 80.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics152% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive80.4% 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.
High background CPU (28%). 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)
Memory5.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display3440 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160724
Uptime11.4 Days
Run DateFeb 12 '19 at 04:04
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 28%

 PC Performing below expectations (22nd 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-$310
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
80.7% Excellent
SC Int 116
SC Float 121
SC Mixed 119
95% 119 Pts
QC Int 358
QC Float 390
QC Mixed 389
86% 379 Pts
MC Int 538
MC Float 630
MC Mixed 561
86% 576 Pts
Poor: 74%
This bench: 80.7%
Great: 104%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$808
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 417.35
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
152% Outstanding
Lighting 481
Reflection 476
Parallax 540
155% 499 fps
MRender 246
Gravity 498
Splatting 268
150% 337 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 152%
Great: 174%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX300 275GB-$53
84GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0CR031
SusWrite @10s intervals: 157 136 138 144 152 144 MB/s
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
80.4% Excellent
Read 456
Write 360
Mixed 284
SusWrite 145
69% 312 MB/s
4K Read 25.1
4K Write 97.6
4K Mixed 36.8
137% 53.2 MB/s
DQ Read 235
DQ Write 268
DQ Mixed 250
189% 251 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 80.4%
Great: 95%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$41
225GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 110 110 110 110 110 109 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
56.9% Above average
Read 87.8
Write 97.2
Mixed 64.8
SusWrite 110
66% 89.9 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1.1
212% 1.57 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 56.9%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2133 C13 2x8GB-$93
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
59% Above average
MC Read 23
MC Write 21.2
MC Mixed 18.7
60% 21 GB/s
SC Read 14
SC Write 16.3
SC Mixed 17.4
45% 15.9 GB/s
Latency 72.3
55% 72.3 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 59%
Great: 82%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds (explanation by AdoredTV).

Typical Z170A KRAIT GAMING 3X (MS-7A11) Builds (Compare 2,895 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 101% - Outstanding Total price: $816
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HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $43Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $115SanDisk Extreme 64GB $43
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WD Blue 1TB (2012) $41Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $126SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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