MSI Z170A GAMING M9 ACK (MS-7966)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU, HDD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (55th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 45 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 85.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Boot Drive246% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (19%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7966
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M9 ACK (MS-7966)  (all builds)
Memory27.5 GB free of 32 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display3440 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160511
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 13 '17 at 06:49
Run Duration60 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 19%

 PC Performing as expected (55th 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-$289
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (20th percentile)
85.1% Excellent
SC Int 121
SC Float 135
SC Mixed 129
103% 128 Pts
QC Int 373
QC Float 433
QC Mixed 403
91% 403 Pts
MC Int 648
MC Float 739
MC Mixed 614
100% 667 Pts
Poor: 77%
This bench: 85.1%
Great: 106%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB-$586
257GB free
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
246% Outstanding
Read 2,318
Write 1,202
Mixed 1,425
363% 1,648 MB/s
4K Read 48.4
4K Write 154
4K Mixed 60
232% 87.6 MB/s
DQ Read 50.4
DQ Write 351
DQ Mixed 200
154% 201 MB/s
Poor: 149%
This bench: 246%
Great: 269%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair CMU32GX4M2C3200C16 2x16GB
2 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
97.4% Outstanding
MC Read 36.9
MC Write 38.6
MC Mixed 31
101% 35.5 GB/s
SC Read 20.2
SC Write 32.6
SC Mixed 24.7
74% 25.8 GB/s
Latency 58.8
68% 58.8 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 97.4%
Great: 106%
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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 183 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 112%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 116%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 84%
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Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING M9 ACK (MS-7966)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 95% - Outstanding Total price: $1,415
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