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

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 87%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (49th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 51 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 65.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics99.1% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive117% 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)
Memory11.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161017
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 14 '19 at 05:20
Run Duration113 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU6%

 PC Performing as expected (49th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-6600K-$210
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
65.3% Good
1-Core 109
2-Core 217
77% 163 Pts
4-Core 416
8-Core 390
56% 403 Pts
64-Core 407
27% 407 Pts
Poor: 51%
This bench: 65.3%
Great: 85%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$400
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
99.1% Outstanding
Lighting 304
Reflection 292
Parallax 304
94% 300 fps
MRender 203
Gravity 284
Splatting 236
103% 241 fps
Poor: 66%
This bench: 99.1%
Great: 109%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$104
194GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 366 297 298 298 298 297 MB/s
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
117% Outstanding
Read 487
Write 457
Mixed 357
SusWrite 309
90% 402 MB/s
4K Read 44.8
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 60.2
206% 73.7 MB/s
DQ Read 355
DQ Write 301
DQ Mixed 333
248% 330 MB/s
Poor: 76%
This bench: 117%
Great: 124%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LED DDR4 2666 C16 2x8GB-$100
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
71.2% Very good
MC Read 26.1
MC Write 28.1
MC Mixed 21.5
72% 25.2 GB/s
SC Read 15.9
SC Write 25.8
SC Mixed 21.2
60% 21 GB/s
Latency 69
58% 69 ns
Poor: 52%
This bench: 71.2%
Great: 95%
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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 3,703 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 88%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good Total price: $851
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HDDRAMUSB
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