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

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 88%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (32nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 68 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. Additionally this processor can handle very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 61.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics103% 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 Drive76.1% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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.
Very high background CPU (39%). 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)
Memory12 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161221
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 10 '19 at 08:08
Run Duration131 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 39%

 PC Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-7700K-$340
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
61.3% Good
1-Core 109
2-Core 214
76% 161 Pts
4-Core 335
8-Core 695
63% 515 Pts
64-Core 698
47% 698 Pts
Poor: 68%
This bench: 61.3%
Great: 96%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$528
MSI(1462 3367) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 417.35
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
103% Outstanding
Lighting 407
Reflection 384
Parallax 440
107% 410 fps
MRender 238
Gravity 401
Splatting 243
98% 294 fps
Poor: 75%
This bench: 103%
Great: 113%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk Ultra II 480GB-$65
214GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41100RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 298 275 274 277 265 271 MB/s
Performing below expectations (20th percentile)
76.1% Very good
Read 388
Write 294
Mixed 225
SusWrite 277
66% 296 MB/s
4K Read 21.6
4K Write 85.3
4K Mixed 18.4
102% 41.8 MB/s
DQ Read 360
DQ Write 264
DQ Mixed 152
157% 258 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 76.1%
Great: 108%
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$107
466GB free
Firmware: EMT03B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 474 473 473 486 487 473 MB/s
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
123% Outstanding
Read 483
Write 444
Mixed 394
SusWrite 478
101% 450 MB/s
4K Read 38.7
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 55.6
186% 67 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 339
DQ Mixed 357
269% 359 MB/s
Poor: 76%
This bench: 123%
Great: 135%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2666 C16 2x8GB-$72
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (0th percentile)
35% Below average
MC Read 11.8
MC Write 11.5
MC Mixed 10.6
32% 11.3 GB/s
SC Read 11.3
SC Write 11.1
SC Mixed 10.5
31% 11 GB/s
Latency 70.1
57% 70.1 ns
Poor: 61%
This bench: 35%
Great: 97%
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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 3,950 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $836
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