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

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 61%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (29th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 71 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 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 81.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics80.4% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at 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. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A11
MotherboardMSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING 3X (MS-7A11)  (all builds)
Memory9.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160724
Uptime1.2 Days
Run DateMay 05 '21 at 07:15
Run Duration144 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU 20%
Watch Gameplay: 1070 + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing below expectations (29th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-6700K-$310
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
81.3% Excellent
Memory 82.5
1-Core 141
2-Core 252
90% 159 Pts
4-Core 431
8-Core 656
70% 543 Pts
64-Core 651
44% 651 Pts
Poor: 69%
This bench: 81.3%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$400
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 461.92
Performing below potential (55th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
80.4% Excellent
Lighting 100
Reflection 108
Parallax 99.6
81% 103 fps
MRender 94.4
Gravity 99.1
Splatting 96.6
79% 96.7 fps
Poor: 73%
This bench: 80.4%
Great: 87%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 750 EVO 250GB-$170
11GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MAT01B6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 491
Write 468
Mixed 305
94% 422 MB/s
4K Read 41.2
4K Write 121
4K Mixed 55
197% 72.3 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 340
DQ Mixed 315
249% 345 MB/s
Poor: 69% Great: 115%
Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$85
82GB free
Firmware: 1B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 2,582
Write 2,372
Mixed 1,838
504% 2,264 MB/s
4K Read 70.7
4K Write 196
4K Mixed 101
340% 122 MB/s
DQ Read 1,516
DQ Write 1340
DQ Mixed 1,370
1,043% 1,409 MB/s
Poor: 216% Great: 336%
Seagate ST3500830AS 500GB-$145
95GB free
Firmware: 3.AFD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 50 64 66 67 67 68 MB/s
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
30.3% Below average
Read 41.8
Write 17.8
Mixed 31.5
SusWrite 63.7
29% 38.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.8
136% 0.87 MB/s
Poor: 19%
This bench: 30.3%
Great: 44%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX 2133 C14 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (1st percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
33.9% Below average
MC Read 12.1
MC Write 12.1
MC Mixed 10.3
33% 11.5 GB/s
SC Read 8.5
SC Write 10.5
SC Mixed 6.7
24% 8.57 GB/s
Latency 76.1
53% 76.1 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 33.9%
Great: 79%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

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Gaming 70%
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Desktop
Desktop 88%
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Workstation
Workstation 60%
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Motherboard: MSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING 3X (MS-7A11)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $904
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