MSI Z170A GAMING M9 ACK (MS-7966)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 98%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (63rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 37 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 88.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics104% 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.
Memory64GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 64GB 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7966
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M9 ACK (MS-7966)  (all builds)
Memory56.7 GB free of 64 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160511
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 29 '19 at 02:24
Run Duration176 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU10%

 PC Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-6700K-$275
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
88.3% Excellent
1-Core 134
2-Core 264
94% 199 Pts
4-Core 480
8-Core 710
77% 595 Pts
64-Core 727
49% 727 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 88.3%
Great: 95%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$540
EVGA(3842 5180) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 430.39
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
104% Outstanding
Lighting 653
Reflection 363
Parallax 429
171% 481 fps
MRender 231
Gravity 380
Splatting 236
102% 282 fps
Poor: 90%
This bench: 104%
Great: 115%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel 600p Series NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB-$299
9GB free (System drive)
Firmware: PSF121C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 868
Write 538
Mixed 671
153% 692 MB/s
4K Read 29.1
4K Write 133
4K Mixed 46.6
174% 69.6 MB/s
DQ Read 622
DQ Write 522
DQ Mixed 490
389% 544 MB/s
Poor: 105% Great: 285%
Microsoft Storage Space Device 752GB
119GB free
Firmware: 0.1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 298 383 281 115 117 135 MB/s
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
88% Excellent
Read 461
Write 404
Mixed 372
SusWrite 222
82% 365 MB/s
4K Read 28.6
4K Write 79.7
4K Mixed 41.4
139% 49.9 MB/s
DQ Read 299
DQ Write 277
DQ Mixed 241
194% 272 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 88%
Great: 104%
Intel 540s Series 480GB-$155
368GB free
Firmware: LSF042C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 291 119 119 126 118 157 MB/s
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
86.1% Excellent
Read 478
Write 428
Mixed 353
SusWrite 155
79% 354 MB/s
4K Read 28
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 43.5
156% 60.3 MB/s
DQ Read 295
DQ Write 116
DQ Mixed 108
105% 173 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 86.1%
Great: 95%
Microsoft Storage Space Device 4TB
3.5TB free
Firmware: 0.1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 171 173 169 171 172 171 MB/s
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
95.8% Outstanding
Read 162
Write 161
Mixed 118
SusWrite 171
113% 153 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
201% 1.53 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 95.8%
Great: 113%
WD My Book 25EE 4TB
3.5TB free, PID 25ee
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 168 170 168 167 169 167 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
68.8% Good
Read 163
Write 162
Mixed 126
SusWrite 168
210% 155 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1
130% 1.57 MB/s
Poor: 17%
This bench: 68.8%
Great: 72%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 3000 C15 4x16GB
4 of 4 slots used
64GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (9th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
70.5% Very good
MC Read 23.8
MC Write 27.6
MC Mixed 22.3
70% 24.6 GB/s
SC Read 17.5
SC Write 26.7
SC Mixed 23.3
64% 22.5 GB/s
Latency 68.1
59% 68.1 ns
Poor: 69%
This bench: 70.5%
Great: 127%
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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 375 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 105%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battle cruiser

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

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