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

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (81st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 19 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 96.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics104% 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 Drive113% 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A11
MotherboardMSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING 3X (MS-7A11)  (all builds)
Memory13.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170427
Uptime1.2 Days
Run DateJul 09 '17 at 05:14
Run Duration93 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (81st 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, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
96.3% Outstanding
SC Int 126
SC Float 134
SC Mixed 129
104% 130 Pts
QC Int 511
QC Float 533
QC Mixed 504
117% 516 Pts
MC Int 498
MC Float 530
MC Mixed 518
77% 515 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 96.3%
Great: 108%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$400
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 2027 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 384.76
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
104% Outstanding
Lighting 335
Reflection 301
Parallax 316
101% 317 fps
MRender 202
Gravity 303
Splatting 235
106% 247 fps
Poor: 88%
This bench: 104%
Great: 111%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$150
308GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
113% Outstanding
Read 517
Write 406
Mixed 414
99% 446 MB/s
4K Read 41.6
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 50.7
182% 64.4 MB/s
DQ Read 216
DQ Write 279
DQ Mixed 110
121% 202 MB/s
Poor: 70%
This bench: 113%
Great: 118%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB-$144
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
80.1% Excellent
MC Read 28.7
MC Write 29.7
MC Mixed 26.1
80% 28.2 GB/s
SC Read 18.8
SC Write 30.4
SC Mixed 25.3
71% 24.8 GB/s
Latency 62.3
64% 62.3 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 80.1%
Great: 81%
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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 2,260 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: 85% - Excellent Total price: $954
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HDDRAMUSB
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