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

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD, HDD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (81st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 19 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 92.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics106% 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.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (20%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A11
MotherboardMSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING 3X (MS-7A11)  (all builds)
Memory13.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160122
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateFeb 12 '19 at 14:12
Run Duration158 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 20%

 PC Performing above expectations (81st 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 i5-6600K-$238
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
92.2% Outstanding
SC Int 123
SC Float 132
SC Mixed 127
102% 127 Pts
QC Int 459
QC Float 526
QC Mixed 487
111% 491 Pts
MC Int 373
MC Float 521
MC Mixed 398
64% 431 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 92.2%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$315
CLim: 2062 MHz, MLim: 2152 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 418.81
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
106% Outstanding
Lighting 326
Reflection 305
Parallax 322
100% 317 fps
MRender 218
Gravity 312
Splatting 236
110% 255 fps
Poor: 77%
This bench: 106%
Great: 109%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$90
138GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 509
Write 489
Mixed 396
104% 465 MB/s
4K Read 47.9
4K Write 137
4K Mixed 65.7
229% 83.4 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 342
DQ Mixed 354
268% 359 MB/s
Poor: 75% Great: 124%
PNY CS2211 480GB-$160
246GB free
Firmware: CS221016
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 516
Write 499
Mixed 389
104% 468 MB/s
4K Read 34.8
4K Write 123
4K Mixed 45.6
176% 67.8 MB/s
DQ Read 360
DQ Write 354
DQ Mixed 191
189% 302 MB/s
Poor: 64% Great: 111%
Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 3TB-$54
2TB free
Firmware: MKAOA800
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 6,688
Write 50.3
Mixed 100
1,632% 2,280 MB/s
4K Read 912
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 4
38,500% 306 MB/s
Poor: 44% Great: 88%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2400 C15 2x8GB-$94
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
80.4% Excellent
MC Read 30.1
MC Write 30.9
MC Mixed 24.7
82% 28.6 GB/s
SC Read 18.1
SC Write 28
SC Mixed 23.3
66% 23.1 GB/s
Latency 60.2
66% 60.2 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 80.4%
Great: 89%
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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 2,915 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: 102% - Outstanding Total price: $820
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