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

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 109%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (55th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 45 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 84.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics133% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive81.5% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait times.
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.
High background CPU (29%). 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)
Memory12.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160724
Uptime2 Days
Run DateJan 07 '17 at 03:14
Run Duration113 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 29%

 PC Performing as expected (55th 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-$295
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
84.8% Excellent
SC Int 119
SC Float 126
SC Mixed 122
98% 123 Pts
QC Int 390
QC Float 386
QC Mixed 405
89% 394 Pts
MC Int 620
MC Float 699
MC Mixed 670
99% 663 Pts
Poor: 79%
This bench: 84.8%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$550
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 376.33
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
133% Outstanding
Lighting 418
Reflection 381
Parallax 458
130% 419 fps
MRender 243
Gravity 408
Splatting 256
126% 302 fps
Poor: 95%
This bench: 133%
Great: 144%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
OCZ Trion 150 240GB-$60
66GB free
Firmware: SAFZ12.3 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
81.5% Excellent
Read 513
Write 351
Mixed 349
90% 404 MB/s
4K Read 31.5
4K Write 72.2
4K Mixed 9.37
98% 37.7 MB/s
DQ Read 313
DQ Write 234
DQ Mixed 9.33
79% 185 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 81.5%
Great: 82%
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$72
563GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
89% Excellent
Read 159
Write 151
Mixed 148
115% 153 MB/s
4K Read 1.22
4K Write 2.68
4K Mixed 0.27
130% 1.39 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 89%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Dominator DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$150
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
75.6% Very good
MC Read 27.3
MC Write 28.9
MC Mixed 23.3
76% 26.5 GB/s
SC Read 18
SC Write 29.5
SC Mixed 24
68% 23.8 GB/s
Latency 65.5
61% 65.5 ns
Poor: 66%
This bench: 75.6%
Great: 104%
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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 2,010 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 87% - Excellent Total price: $904
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