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

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (66th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 34 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 97.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics74.4% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive113% 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.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Run History
9 months ago, 9 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7A11
MotherboardMSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING 3X (MS-7A11)  (all builds)
Memory6.2 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160724
Uptime4 Days
Run DateJan 14 '18 at 14:28
Run Duration106 Seconds
Run User IRL-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (66th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i5-6600K-$238
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
97.4% Outstanding
SC Int 126
SC Float 134
SC Mixed 130
104% 130 Pts
QC Int 502
QC Float 531
QC Mixed 516
117% 516 Pts
MC Int 491
MC Float 531
MC Mixed 492
76% 505 Pts
Poor: 68%
This bench: 97.4%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$249
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
74.4% Very good
Lighting 232
Reflection 207
Parallax 221
70% 220 fps
MRender 153
Gravity 216
Splatting 174
77% 181 fps
Poor: 60%
This bench: 74.4%
Great: 78%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$78
109GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
113% Outstanding
Read 512
Write 416
Mixed 420
100% 449 MB/s
4K Read 47.5
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 38.3
177% 63.6 MB/s
DQ Read 346
DQ Write 281
DQ Mixed 28.8
99% 219 MB/s
Poor: 69%
This bench: 113%
Great: 123%
Toshiba P300 1TB-$44
197GB free
Firmware: MS2OA8J0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
80% Very good
Read 160
Write 119
Mixed 159
110% 146 MB/s
4K Read 0.51
4K Write 1.61
4K Mixed 0.16
68% 0.76 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 80%
Great: 110%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2666 C16 2x4GB-$82
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
82% Excellent
MC Read 30.5
MC Write 31.9
MC Mixed 24.2
82% 28.9 GB/s
SC Read 18.5
SC Write 30.7
SC Mixed 26.1
72% 25.1 GB/s
Latency 60
67% 60 ns
Poor: 47%
This bench: 82%
Great: 98%
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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 2,329 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 97% - Outstanding Total price: $878
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CPUGPUSSD
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HDDRAMUSB
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