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

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (71st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 29 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 typical workstation, and even moderate server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 101%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Boot Drive91.3% 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.
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)
Memory10.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170427
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateOct 28 '17 at 20:31
Run Duration174 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU9%

 PC Performing above expectations (71st 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 i7-7700K-$290
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
101% Outstanding
SC Int 146
SC Float 152
SC Mixed 147
119% 148 Pts
QC Int 456
QC Float 509
QC Mixed 480
109% 482 Pts
MC Int 713
MC Float 850
MC Mixed 790
117% 785 Pts
Poor: 87%
This bench: 101%
Great: 113%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 480-$350
CLim: 1288 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.10.2
Relative performance n/a - benchmarks incomplete
Poor: 55% Great: 72%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Adata S510 120GB
112GB free
Firmware: 5.0.7a Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
72.9% Very good
Read 498
Write 146
Mixed 221
63% 288 MB/s
4K Read 29.1
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 16.5
128% 54.7 MB/s
DQ Read 185
DQ Write 148
DQ Mixed 39.1
64% 124 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 72.9%
Great: 71%
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB-$174
107GB free
Firmware: EXT0DB6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
91.3% Outstanding
Read 506
Write 348
Mixed 351
89% 402 MB/s
4K Read 40.9
4K Write 81.2
4K Mixed 23.7
135% 48.6 MB/s
DQ Read 237
DQ Write 225
DQ Mixed 71.5
97% 178 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 91.3%
Great: 95%
Mushkin ECO3 480GB-$138
90GB free
Firmware: O1126A Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
83% Excellent
Read 487
Write 262
Mixed 131
64% 293 MB/s
4K Read 33.9
4K Write 65.6
4K Mixed 28.9
123% 42.8 MB/s
DQ Read 289
DQ Write 178
DQ Mixed 44.4
84% 171 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 83%
Great: 82%
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016)-$75
2TB free
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
94.1% Outstanding
Read 177
Write 151
Mixed 151
120% 160 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.58
4K Mixed 0.19
71% 0.76 MB/s
Poor: 73%
This bench: 94.1%
Great: 109%
HGST Travelstar 7K750 2.5" 750GB-$45
228GB free
Firmware: JF4OA200 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
47.3% Average
Read 81.5
Write 83.5
Mixed 75.3
60% 80.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.42
4K Write 0.95
4K Mixed 0.18
55% 0.51 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 47.3%
Great: 69%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LED DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$195
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
99.3% Outstanding
MC Read 38.6
MC Write 38.6
MC Mixed 27.9
100% 35 GB/s
SC Read 22.6
SC Write 36.7
SC Mixed 30.8
86% 30 GB/s
Latency 49.8
80% 49.8 ns
Poor: 55%
This bench: 99.3%
Great: 103%
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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 2,794 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
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Desktop
Desktop 85%
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Workstation
Workstation 65%
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Motherboard: MSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING 3X (MS-7A11)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 86% - Excellent Total price: $1,052
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