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

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (20th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 80 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 65.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics80.6% 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.
Very high background CPU (90%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
4 days ago, 4 days ago.
SystemMSI MS-7A11
MotherboardMSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING 3X (MS-7A11)  (all builds)
Memory11.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160724
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 05 '21 at 07:28
Run Duration145 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU 90%
Watch Gameplay: 1070 + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing way below expectations (20th 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-$300
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
65.8% Good
Memory 79.5
1-Core 60.6
2-Core 128
56% 89.4 Pts
4-Core 281
8-Core 514
50% 398 Pts
64-Core 622
42% 622 Pts
Poor: 71%
This bench: 65.8%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$330
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 461.92
Performing below potential (60th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
80.6% Excellent
Lighting 101
Reflection 110
Parallax 102
81% 104 fps
MRender 95.4
Gravity 99.4
Splatting 99.3
80% 98 fps
Poor: 74%
This bench: 80.6%
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 486
Write 488
Mixed 302
95% 425 MB/s
4K Read 44.5
4K Write 134
4K Mixed 61.5
217% 80.1 MB/s
DQ Read 383
DQ Write 343
DQ Mixed 315
249% 347 MB/s
Poor: 63% Great: 116%
Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$90
82GB free
Firmware: 1B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 2,670
Write 2,275
Mixed 1,927
509% 2,291 MB/s
4K Read 75.6
4K Write 219
4K Mixed 103
362% 133 MB/s
DQ Read 1,610
DQ Write 1,452
DQ Mixed 1,491
1,129% 1,518 MB/s
Poor: 191% Great: 336%
Seagate ST3500830AS 500GB-$145
95GB free
Firmware: 3.AFD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 61 67 66 67 68 68 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
24.7% Poor
Read 20.2
Write 41.8
Mixed 13
SusWrite 66
26% 35.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.3
55% 0.4 MB/s
Poor: 20%
This bench: 24.7%
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 way below expectations (3rd percentile)
36.5% Below average
MC Read 13.1
MC Write 13.5
MC Mixed 11
36% 12.5 GB/s
SC Read 7.2
SC Write 12.1
SC Mixed 9.5
27% 9.6 GB/s
Latency 81.5
49% 81.5 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 36.5%
Great: 79%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Desktop
Desktop 89%
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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: 62% - Good Total price: $832
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