MSI Z170A GAMING M9 ACK (MS-7966)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 58%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (66th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 34 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 85.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics55.9% 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)
Boot Drive104% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait times.
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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7966
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M9 ACK (MS-7966)  (all builds)
Memory27.1 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170104
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJul 13 '19 at 20:22
Run Duration177 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing above expectations (66th 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-$298
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
85.3% Excellent
1-Core 116
2-Core 259
86% 188 Pts
4-Core 498
8-Core 704
78% 601 Pts
64-Core 702
47% 702 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 85.3%
Great: 93%
Graphics Cards Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 530 (Desktop Skylake)
MSI(1462 7966) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 25.20.100.6373
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
6.43% Terrible
Lighting 24.9
Reflection 31.2
Parallax 26.7
6% 27.6 fps
MRender 25
Gravity 21
Splatting 34.5
6% 26.8 fps
Poor: 4%
This bench: 6.43%
Great: 7%
AMD RX 580-$160
XFX(1682 9580) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1366 MHz, MLim: 2100 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 19.7.1
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
55.9% Above average
Lighting 199
Reflection 175
Parallax 259
52% 211 fps
MRender 151
Gravity 204
Splatting 134
56% 163 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 55.9%
Great: 61%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
OCZ Trion 150 960GB-$293
798GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFZ12.2
SusWrite @10s intervals: 475 349 266 264 256 269 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
104% Outstanding
Read 514
Write 494
Mixed 368
SusWrite 313
95% 422 MB/s
4K Read 32.6
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 42.9
161% 60.9 MB/s
DQ Read 345
DQ Write 325
DQ Mixed 193
184% 287 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 104%
Great: 104%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$34
138GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 99 99 98 100 100 101 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
63.2% Good
Read 120
Write 114
Mixed 79.7
SusWrite 99.5
76% 103 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1.1
204% 1.47 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 63.2%
Great: 108%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$34
102GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 128 129 129 131 129 130 MB/s
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
94.7% Outstanding
Read 200
Write 185
Mixed 88.5
SusWrite 130
110% 151 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1.2
242% 1.77 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 94.7%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2666 C16 2x16GB-$115
2 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
87.3% Excellent
MC Read 31.3
MC Write 33.8
MC Mixed 26.9
88% 30.7 GB/s
SC Read 19.7
SC Write 36.2
SC Mixed 27.1
79% 27.7 GB/s
Latency 59.8
67% 59.8 ns
Poor: 47%
This bench: 87.3%
Great: 98%
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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 384 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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