MSI Z170A GAMING M9 ACK (MS-7966)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat
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 a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 75.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics53.7% 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 Drive105% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (18%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7966
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M9 ACK (MS-7966)  (all builds)
Memory0.8 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1280 x 1024 - 32 Bit colori
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150819
Uptime2.9 Days
Run DateJul 30 '19 at 06:43
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User ITA-User
Background CPU 18%

 PC Performing as expected (42nd 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 below expectations (25th percentile)
75.6% Very good
1-Core 122
2-Core 231
84% 177 Pts
4-Core 391
8-Core 587
63% 489 Pts
64-Core 634
43% 634 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 75.6%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 390X-$529
Asus(1043 04E9) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1070 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 19.4.3
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
53.7% Above average
Lighting 219
Reflection 166
Parallax 289
58% 225 fps
MRender 134
Gravity 198
Splatting 189
54% 174 fps
Poor: 49%
This bench: 53.7%
Great: 55%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$55
125GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 319 220 207 225 226 218 MB/s
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
105% Outstanding
Read 490
Write 460
Mixed 384
SusWrite 236
88% 392 MB/s
4K Read 39.5
4K Write 89.4
4K Mixed 53
175% 60.6 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 341
DQ Mixed 344
263% 355 MB/s
Poor: 70%
This bench: 105%
Great: 124%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
490GB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 157 150 151 110 159 158 MB/s
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
93% Outstanding
Read 177
Write 179
Mixed 84.5
SusWrite 148
108% 147 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
134% 1 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 93%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 4x8GB-$165
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
65.2% Good
MC Read 23.6
MC Write 25.7
MC Mixed 20.6
67% 23.3 GB/s
SC Read 12.7
SC Write 21.2
SC Mixed 19.3
51% 17.7 GB/s
Latency 70.2
57% 70.2 ns
Poor: 65%
This bench: 65.2%
Great: 112%
Take a copy of your results

 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 385 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 100%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 105%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $1,156
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9400F $145Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $260Crucial MX500 250GB $45
Intel Core i5-9600K $200AMD RX 590 $180Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $78
Intel Core i7-9700K $369Nvidia GTX 1650S (Super) $160Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $230
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $37Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $65SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $38Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $63SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $613SanDisk Extreme 16GB $24
Today's hottest deals
About  •  User Guide  •  FAQs  •  Email  •  Privacy  •  Developer Feedback