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

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (87th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 13 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
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 89.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics60.9% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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)
Memory12.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161017
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 29 '19 at 15:30
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-7600K-$250
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
89.7% Excellent
1-Core 132
2-Core 261
93% 197 Pts
4-Core 514
8-Core 512
70% 513 Pts
64-Core 510
34% 510 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 89.7%
Great: 97%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 580-$170
CLim: 1405 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 19.8.2
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
60.9% Good
Lighting 233
Reflection 191
Parallax 307
64% 244 fps
MRender 153
Gravity 234
Splatting 134
58% 174 fps
Poor: 48%
This bench: 60.9%
Great: 60%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$80
25GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 1,513
Write 1,080
Mixed 1,086
272% 1,226 MB/s
4K Read 61.8
4K Write 158
4K Mixed 85.2
286% 102 MB/s
DQ Read 978
DQ Write 1,342
DQ Mixed 1,014
807% 1,111 MB/s
Poor: 156% Great: 278%
Intel Raid 0 Volume 2TB
892GB free
Firmware: 1.0.
SusWrite @10s intervals: 319 320 320 323 325 324 MB/s
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
178% Outstanding
Read 299
Write 298
Mixed 69
SusWrite 322
178% 247 MB/s
4K Read 2.5
4K Write 3.8
4K Mixed 1.2
308% 2.5 MB/s
Poor: 79%
This bench: 178%
Great: 217%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB-$125
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
90.6% Outstanding
MC Read 30.1
MC Write 36.1
MC Mixed 30.2
92% 32.1 GB/s
SC Read 17.2
SC Write 37.2
SC Mixed 27.6
78% 27.3 GB/s
Latency 57.4
70% 57.4 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 90.6%
Great: 87%
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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 4,057 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $779
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