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

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (35th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 65 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 87.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics42.6% 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 Drive123% 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.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
SystemMSI MS-7A11
MotherboardMSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING 3X (MS-7A11)  (all builds)
Memory21.2 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161017
Uptime9.5 Days
Run DateJun 14 '18 at 06:14
Run Duration146 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU9%

 PC Performing below expectations (35th 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 i7-6700K-$280
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
87.6% Excellent
SC Int 122
SC Float 127
SC Mixed 125
100% 125 Pts
QC Int 414
QC Float 442
QC Mixed 425
97% 427 Pts
MC Int 618
MC Float 698
MC Mixed 659
98% 658 Pts
Poor: 72%
This bench: 87.6%
Great: 104%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 480-$280
CLim: 1348 MHz, MLim: 2150 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.1.1
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
42.6% Average
Lighting 99.7
Reflection 151
Parallax 147
36% 133 fps
MRender 130
Gravity 98.6
Splatting 115
47% 114 fps
Poor: 50%
This bench: 42.6%
Great: 72%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel Raid 0 Volume 512GB
22GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.0. Max speed: Unknown
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
123% Outstanding
Read 754
Write 698
Mixed 758
165% 736 MB/s
4K Read 28.9
4K Write 96.9
4K Mixed 29.4
133% 51.7 MB/s
DQ Read 29.6
DQ Write 455
DQ Mixed 22.6
83% 169 MB/s
Poor: 83%
This bench: 123%
Great: 345%
WD My Passport 25E1 2TB
1.5TB free, PID 25e1
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
43% Average
Read 101
Write 103
Mixed 71.3
116% 91.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.52
4K Write 1.87
4K Mixed 0.23
73% 0.87 MB/s
Poor: 12%
This bench: 43%
Great: 63%
WD My Passport 0834 1TB
698GB free, PID 0834
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
19.7% Very poor
Read 37.9
Write 36.7
Mixed 25.7
42% 33.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.53
4K Write 1.98
4K Mixed 0.22
77% 0.91 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 19.7%
Great: 42%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x16GB-$290
2 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (24th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
72.9% Very good
MC Read 25.8
MC Write 27
MC Mixed 23.1
72% 25.3 GB/s
SC Read 17.5
SC Write 29.7
SC Mixed 23.9
68% 23.7 GB/s
Latency 64.8
62% 64.8 ns
Poor: 57%
This bench: 72.9%
Great: 109%
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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 2,431 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 99% - Outstanding Total price: $825
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