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

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (50th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 50 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. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 81.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics79.3% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive44.1% 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A11
MotherboardMSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING 3X (MS-7A11)  (all builds)
Memory12.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160724
Uptime0.7 Days
Run DateJul 09 '19 at 00:35
Run Duration130 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing as expected (50th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-6600K-$210
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
81.3% Excellent
1-Core 121
2-Core 241
85% 181 Pts
4-Core 462
8-Core 461
63% 461 Pts
64-Core 462
31% 462 Pts
Poor: 58%
This bench: 81.3%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$390
CLim: 2062 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 430.86
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
79.3% Very good
Lighting 310
Reflection 276
Parallax 304
80% 297 fps
MRender 200
Gravity 297
Splatting 235
78% 244 fps
Poor: 69%
This bench: 79.3%
Great: 85%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Corsair Force LS 120GB-$86
23GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S9FM01.8
SusWrite @10s intervals: 41 39 14 24 26 13 MB/s
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
44.1% Average
Read 440
Write 71.5
Mixed 102
SusWrite 26.2
34% 160 MB/s
4K Read 26.6
4K Write 53.5
4K Mixed 8.8
80% 29.6 MB/s
DQ Read 92.6
DQ Write 8.9
DQ Mixed 8.9
17% 36.8 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 44.1%
Great: 79%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$40
28GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 83 82 83 83 83 82 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
52.3% Above average
Read 99
Write 92
Mixed 66.5
SusWrite 82.6
63% 85 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
195% 1.43 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 52.3%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL F4 DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
97.8% Outstanding
MC Read 36.3
MC Write 38.3
MC Mixed 28.8
98% 34.5 GB/s
SC Read 21.6
SC Write 37.4
SC Mixed 30
85% 29.7 GB/s
Latency 49.9
80% 49.9 ns
Poor: 60%
This bench: 97.8%
Great: 102%
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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 4,041 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $790
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