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

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 98%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht
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 good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 69.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics121% 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 Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-6700K-$281
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
69.2% Good
1-Core 119
2-Core 188
75% 153 Pts
4-Core 389
8-Core 594
63% 491 Pts
64-Core 561
38% 561 Pts
Poor: 56%
This bench: 69.2%
Great: 91%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$799
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 417.35
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
121% Outstanding
Lighting 481
Reflection 476
Parallax 540
127% 499 fps
MRender 246
Gravity 498
Splatting 268
115% 337 fps
Poor: 91%
This bench: 121%
Great: 141%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX300 275GB-$44
84GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0CR031
SusWrite @10s intervals: 157 136 138 144 152 144 MB/s
Performing as expected (46th 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: 55%
This bench: 80.4%
Great: 94%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$37
225GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 110 110 110 110 110 109 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th 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: 55%
This bench: 56.9%
Great: 110%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2133 C13 2x8GB-$71
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (12th 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: 80%
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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 3,836 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $830
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