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

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (42nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 58 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 74.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics69.5% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive69.2% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 7 years and 8 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
High background CPU (27%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A11
MotherboardMSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING 3X (MS-7A11)  (all builds)
Memory10.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20160724
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateMar 04 '17 at 23:33
Run Duration114 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 27%

 PC Performing as expected (42nd 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-$220
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
74.8% Very good
SC Int 106
SC Float 112
SC Mixed 109
87% 109 Pts
QC Int 314
QC Float 390
QC Mixed 375
81% 360 Pts
MC Int 407
MC Float 434
MC Mixed 422
63% 421 Pts
Poor: 69%
This bench: 74.8%
Great: 109%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-3GB-$175
MaxC: 1999 MHz, MaxM: 2027 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 378.66
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
69.5% Good
Lighting 227
Reflection 187
Parallax 205
65% 206 fps
MRender 152
Gravity 207
Splatting 166
80% 175 fps
Poor: 60%
This bench: 69.5%
Great: 70%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Adata Premier SP550 240GB-$74
83GB free
Firmware: O1230C Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
69.2% Good
Read 481
Write 249
Mixed 236
71% 322 MB/s
4K Read 26.2
4K Write 44.6
4K Mixed 20.3
89% 30.4 MB/s
DQ Read 239
DQ Write 120
DQ Mixed 51.6
72% 137 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 69.2%
Great: 79%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$50
337GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
84.2% Excellent
Read 155
Write 138
Mixed 115
102% 136 MB/s
4K Read 0.61
4K Write 1.66
4K Mixed 0.25
83% 0.84 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 84.2%
Great: 105%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2133 C13 2x8GB-$114
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
41% Average
MC Read 13.9
MC Write 14.2
MC Mixed 12.9
39% 13.7 GB/s
SC Read 11
SC Write 14.4
SC Mixed 12.8
36% 12.7 GB/s
Latency 72.6
55% 72.6 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 41%
Great: 78%
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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 1,490 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 91% - Outstanding Total price: $874
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