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

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 137%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 107%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 87%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (70th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 30 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: 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 105%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics182% is a record breaking 3D score, it's almost off the scale. This GPU can handle all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
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.
SystemMSI MS-7A11
MotherboardMSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING 3X (MS-7A11)  (all builds)
Memory14 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1440 x 900 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160122
Uptime0.4 Days
Run DateSep 10 '17 at 03:29
Run Duration112 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing above expectations (70th 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-$290
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
105% Outstanding
SC Int 132
SC Float 139
SC Mixed 136
109% 136 Pts
QC Int 525
QC Float 528
QC Mixed 541
120% 531 Pts
MC Int 680
MC Float 776
MC Mixed 739
109% 732 Pts
Poor: 79%
This bench: 105%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti-$760
CLim: 2025 MHz, MLim: 2837 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 384.76
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
182% Outstanding
Lighting 599
Reflection 559
Parallax 669
193% 609 fps
MRender 287
Gravity 578
Splatting 304
173% 390 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 182%
Great: 180%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Pro 256GB-$120
85GB free
Firmware: EXM02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
123% Outstanding
Read 529
Write 485
Mixed 502
113% 505 MB/s
4K Read 39
4K Write 125
4K Mixed 46.6
185% 70.1 MB/s
DQ Read 383
DQ Write 342
DQ Mixed 165
178% 297 MB/s
Poor: 71%
This bench: 123%
Great: 122%
WD Black 2.5" 320GB (2010)-$38
50GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
37% Below average
Read 67.7
Write 61
Mixed 62.4
48% 63.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.45
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.36
84% 0.74 MB/s
Poor: 31%
This bench: 37%
Great: 62%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C14 4x4GB-$160
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
82% Excellent
MC Read 30
MC Write 31.2
MC Mixed 25
82% 28.7 GB/s
SC Read 17
SC Write 31.8
SC Mixed 26.5
72% 25.1 GB/s
Latency 56.9
70% 56.9 ns
Poor: 68%
This bench: 82%
Great: 112%
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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 2,282 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
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: 84% - Excellent Total price: $952
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HDDRAMUSB
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