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

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 41%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (37th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 63 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 88.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics36.4% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive94.1% 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.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
High background CPU (27%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
4 months ago, 4 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7A11
MotherboardMSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING 3X (MS-7A11)  (all builds)
Memory1 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160724
Uptime11.9 Days
Run DateMar 15 '17 at 05:57
Run Duration111 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 27%

 PC Performing below expectations (37th 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 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
88.2% Excellent
SC Int 120
SC Float 129
SC Mixed 130
101% 127 Pts
QC Int 357
QC Float 403
QC Mixed 424
89% 395 Pts
MC Int 591
MC Float 632
MC Mixed 627
92% 617 Pts
Poor: 81%
This bench: 88.2%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 270X-$199
XFX(1682 9275) 2GB
CLim: 1050 MHz, MLim: 1400 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 16.6
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
36.4% Below average
Lighting 107
Reflection 83.7
Parallax 137
36% 109 fps
MRender 59.6
Gravity 88.1
Splatting 83.5
33% 77.1 fps
Poor: 30%
This bench: 36.4%
Great: 42%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$159
175GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
94.1% Outstanding
Read 504
Write 265
Mixed 306
79% 358 MB/s
4K Read 34.8
4K Write 98.6
4K Mixed 35
150% 56.1 MB/s
DQ Read 358
DQ Write 208
DQ Mixed 87
117% 218 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 94.1%
Great: 116%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$44
924GB free
Firmware: CC47 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
97.3% Outstanding
Read 170
Write 169
Mixed 158
125% 166 MB/s
4K Read 0.89
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.42
121% 1.11 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 97.3%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C16 1x8GB-$72
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
35% Below average
MC Read 12.2
MC Write 13.1
MC Mixed 11
35% 12.1 GB/s
SC Read 4.9
SC Write 8.6
SC Mixed 5.9
18% 6.47 GB/s
Latency 64.2
62% 64.2 ns
Poor: 34%
This bench: 35%
Great: 47%
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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 2,014 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 88% - Excellent Total price: $909
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