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

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (64th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 36 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 90.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics75% 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 Drive126% 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)
Memory13.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161221
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 23 '19 at 21:08
Run Duration129 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing above expectations (64th 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-$362
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
90.1% Outstanding
1-Core 138
2-Core 272
97% 205 Pts
4-Core 486
8-Core 724
78% 605 Pts
64-Core 740
50% 740 Pts
Poor: 74%
This bench: 90.1%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-Ti-$480
PNY(196E 1511) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1392 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 399.7
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
75% Very good
Lighting 303
Reflection 273
Parallax 332
80% 302 fps
MRender 186
Gravity 277
Splatting 192
75% 218 fps
Poor: 69%
This bench: 75%
Great: 86%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 750 EVO 500GB
445GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MAT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 458 335 324 325 327 326 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
126% Outstanding
Read 498
Write 441
Mixed 326
SusWrite 349
90% 404 MB/s
4K Read 45.5
4K Write 135
4K Mixed 63.8
222% 81.5 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 343
DQ Mixed 343
262% 356 MB/s
Poor: 73%
This bench: 126%
Great: 124%
Corsair Force 3 120GB-$109
9GB free
Firmware: 5.03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 105 101 79 110 99 111 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
61.1% Good
Read 155
Write 115
Mixed 131
SusWrite 101
28% 125 MB/s
4K Read 28.5
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 33.8
142% 55.7 MB/s
DQ Read 140
DQ Write 115
DQ Mixed 95.2
80% 117 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 61.1%
Great: 60%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$82
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (27th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
74.2% Very good
MC Read 28.1
MC Write 27.9
MC Mixed 20.4
73% 25.5 GB/s
SC Read 19.3
SC Write 30.4
SC Mixed 24.3
70% 24.7 GB/s
Latency 59.7
67% 59.7 ns
Poor: 62%
This bench: 74.2%
Great: 110%
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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 4,502 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $750
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