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

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (34th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 66 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 71.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics44.5% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive43.3% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7A11
MotherboardMSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING 3X (MS-7A11)  (all builds)
Memory11.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161221
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateMar 14 '18 at 15:15
Run Duration228 Seconds
Run User NOR-User
Background CPU 20%

 PC Performing below expectations (34th 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-$231
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
71.4% Very good
SC Int 106
SC Float 108
SC Mixed 109
86% 108 Pts
QC Int 344
QC Float 363
QC Mixed 347
80% 352 Pts
MC Int 433
MC Float 452
MC Mixed 411
65% 432 Pts
Poor: 63%
This bench: 71.4%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 380-$228
CLim: 980 MHz, MLim: 1425 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 18.2.2
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
44.5% Average
Lighting 128
Reflection 129
Parallax 184
46% 147 fps
MRender 104
Gravity 116
Splatting 83.3
44% 101 fps
Poor: 36%
This bench: 44.5%
Great: 47%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 830 128GB-$109
34GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXM02B1Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
43.3% Average
Read 429
Write 112
Mixed 186
53% 243 MB/s
4K Read 19.9
4K Write 35.3
4K Mixed 10.2
62% 21.8 MB/s
DQ Read 19.7
DQ Write 34
DQ Mixed 10.4
12% 21.4 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 43.3%
Great: 76%
WD WD5000AACS-00ZUB0 500GB
201GB free
Firmware: 01.01B01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
33.6% Below average
Read 74
Write 42.9
Mixed 45.1
40% 54 MB/s
4K Read 0.56
4K Write 1.84
4K Mixed 0.37
98% 0.92 MB/s
Poor: 21%
This bench: 33.6%
Great: 49%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial Ballistix Sport LT DDR4 2400 C16 2x8GB-$130
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
82.7% Excellent
MC Read 29.9
MC Write 32.9
MC Mixed 26.8
85% 29.9 GB/s
SC Read 16.1
SC Write 30.6
SC Mixed 23.2
67% 23.3 GB/s
Latency 70.3
57% 70.3 ns
Poor: 47%
This bench: 82.7%
Great: 87%
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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 2,614 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 101% - Outstanding Total price: $823
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