MSI Z170A GAMING M9 ACK (MS-7966)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 106%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (42nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 58 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 98.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics125% 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.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (11%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
11 days ago, 9 days ago.
SystemMSI MS-7966
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M9 ACK (MS-7966)  (all builds)
Memory27.4 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161018
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateMay 19 '17 at 06:49
Run Duration160 Seconds
Run User ROU-User
Background CPU 11%

 PC Performing as expected (42nd 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-$319
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
98.8% Outstanding
SC Int 141
SC Float 147
SC Mixed 144
115% 144 Pts
QC Int 463
QC Float 490
QC Mixed 473
108% 475 Pts
MC Int 710
MC Float 802
MC Mixed 762
113% 758 Pts
Poor: 78%
This bench: 98.8%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$485
MaxC: 1911 MHz, MaxM: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 382.5
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
125% Outstanding
Lighting 403
Reflection 381
Parallax 408
122% 397 fps
MRender 241
Gravity 396
Splatting 247
125% 295 fps
Poor: 79%
This bench: 125%
Great: 145%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB-$450
219GB free
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 135% Great: 273%
Seagate Desktop SSHD 4TB-$240
2TB free
Firmware: CC45 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5900 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
76.8% Very good
Read 131
Write 135
Mixed 92.9
89% 120 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 5.33
4K Mixed 0.54
188% 2.19 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 76.8%
Great: 92%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C14 4x8GB-$240
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing as expected (40th percentile)
81.5% Excellent
MC Read 28.3
MC Write 31.1
MC Mixed 25.5
81% 28.3 GB/s
SC Read 20
SC Write 34.1
SC Mixed 26.3
76% 26.8 GB/s
Latency 60.9
66% 60.9 ns
Poor: 71%
This bench: 81.5%
Great: 120%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical Z170A GAMING M9 ACK (MS-7966) Builds (Compare 141 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 112%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 114%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 82%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING M9 ACK (MS-7966)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 98% - Outstanding Total price: $1,400
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