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

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 55%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (37th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 63 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 69.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics77.8% 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 DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A11
MotherboardMSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING 3X (MS-7A11)  (all builds)
Memory12.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180703
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 15 '20 at 01:12
Run Duration121 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing below expectations (37th 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-$172
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
69.8% Good
1-Core 104
2-Core 202
72% 153 Pts
4-Core 398
8-Core 398
54% 398 Pts
64-Core 396
27% 396 Pts
Poor: 58%
This bench: 69.8%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-Ti-$480
CLim: 1493 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 442.19
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
77.8% Very good
Lighting 311
Reflection 281
Parallax 321
82% 304 fps
MRender 193
Gravity 287
Splatting 198
78% 226 fps
Poor: 69%
This bench: 77.8%
Great: 86%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
162GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 91 95 101 126 148 145 MB/s
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
86.2% Excellent
Read 183
Write 163
Mixed 81.5
SusWrite 118
100% 136 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
132% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 86.2%
Great: 115%
WD Green 1TB (2010)-$60
22GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 63 66 67 83 82 63 MB/s
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
38.9% Below average
Read 64.5
Write 68
Mixed 57.3
SusWrite 70.9
48% 65.2 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.5
116% 0.83 MB/s
Poor: 26%
This bench: 38.9%
Great: 59%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2400 C15 2x8GB-$299
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing as expected (40th percentile)
79.1% Very good
MC Read 28.7
MC Write 30.7
MC Mixed 26.1
81% 28.5 GB/s
SC Read 15.9
SC Write 28.9
SC Mixed 21
63% 21.9 GB/s
Latency 67.5
59% 67.5 ns
Poor: 46%
This bench: 79.1%
Great: 94%
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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 4,486 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: $766
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