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

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 48%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 50%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (24th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 76 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 good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. 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 60.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics51.8% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
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.
SystemMSI MS-7A11
MotherboardMSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING 3X (MS-7A11)  (all builds)
Memory8.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160724
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateDec 09 '19 at 22:42
Run Duration138 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing below expectations (24th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-6500-$198
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
60.7% Good
1-Core 96.6
2-Core 195
68% 146 Pts
4-Core 321
8-Core 354
46% 337 Pts
64-Core 360
24% 360 Pts
Poor: 48%
This bench: 60.7%
Great: 72%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-3GB-$174
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 432.0
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
51.8% Above average
Lighting 202
Reflection 172
Parallax 184
53% 186 fps
MRender 144
Gravity 187
Splatting 151
52% 161 fps
Poor: 49%
This bench: 51.8%
Great: 58%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Biwin SSD 256GB
18GB free (System drive)
Firmware: P0316B
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 4,853
Write 39.2
Mixed 81.5
344% 1,658 MB/s
4K Read 557
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 5.2
852% 188 MB/s
Poor: 34% Great: 97%
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$36
133GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 132 134 134 135 134 134 MB/s
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
90.2% Outstanding
Read 181
Write 177
Mixed 79.2
SusWrite 134
104% 143 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
141% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 90.2%
Great: 116%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
57.4% Above average
MC Read 20.2
MC Write 20.8
MC Mixed 18.3
56% 19.8 GB/s
SC Read 13.9
SC Write 19.3
SC Mixed 16.9
48% 16.7 GB/s
Latency 61.1
66% 61.1 ns
Poor: 58%
This bench: 57.4%
Great: 111%
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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 4,517 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Good Total price: $819
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