MSI Z170A GAMING M9 ACK (MS-7966)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 126%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 123%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 96%
Nuclear submarine
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (74th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 26 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 106%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics147% 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 Drive168% 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.
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.
SystemMSI MS-7966
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M9 ACK (MS-7966)  (all builds)
Memory25.4 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170104
Uptime0.8 Days
Run DateAug 13 '17 at 09:04
Run Duration215 Seconds
Run User THA-User
Background CPU6%

 PC Performing above expectations (74th 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-$300
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
106% Outstanding
SC Int 137
SC Float 144
SC Mixed 142
113% 141 Pts
QC Int 547
QC Float 547
QC Mixed 533
123% 542 Pts
MC Int 712
MC Float 800
MC Mixed 770
114% 761 Pts
Poor: 80%
This bench: 106%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$530
CLim: 2075 MHz, MLim: 2702 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 384.94
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
147% Outstanding
Lighting 496
Reflection 423
Parallax 454
148% 457 fps
MRender 264
Gravity 458
Splatting 275
146% 332 fps
Poor: 88%
This bench: 147%
Great: 141%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Plextor M8Pe NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$119
152GB free
Firmware: 1.02 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
4KALIGNED
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
177% Outstanding
Read 1,585
Write 869
Mixed 1,029
256% 1,161 MB/s
4K Read 46
4K Write 145
4K Mixed 33.6
189% 74.7 MB/s
DQ Read 48.7
DQ Write 157
DQ Mixed 33.8
46% 79.8 MB/s
Poor: 92%
This bench: 177%
Great: 207%
Plextor M8Pe NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$119
62GB free
Firmware: 1.01 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
168% Outstanding
Read 1,610
Write 679
Mixed 862
230% 1,051 MB/s
4K Read 44.9
4K Write 131
4K Mixed 33.8
181% 70 MB/s
DQ Read 45.9
DQ Write 364
DQ Mixed 31.6
76% 147 MB/s
Poor: 92%
This bench: 168%
Great: 207%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$50
500GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
92.1% Outstanding
Read 175
Write 146
Mixed 142
116% 154 MB/s
4K Read 0.73
4K Write 2.07
4K Mixed 0.23
94% 1.01 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 92.1%
Great: 105%
Kingston DataTraveler 100 G3 USB 3.0 32GB-$13
29GB free, PID 1666
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
25.5% Poor
Read 133
Write 8.91
Mixed 38.7
55% 60.2 MB/s
4K Read 18.3
4K Write 0.003
4K Mixed 0.003
68% 6.09 MB/s
Poor: 7%
This bench: 25.5%
Great: 36%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown TEAMGROUP-UD4-2400 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2448 MHz
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
80.9% Excellent
MC Read 29.5
MC Write 30.5
MC Mixed 24.9
81% 28.3 GB/s
SC Read 17.4
SC Write 33
SC Mixed 25.9
73% 25.4 GB/s
Latency 59.4
67% 59.4 ns
Poor: 71%
This bench: 80.9%
Great: 108%
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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 149 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 112%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 116%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 83%
Aircraft carrier

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 92% - Outstanding Total price: $1,509
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