MSI Z170A GAMING M9 ACK (MS-7966)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 110%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 97%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 95%
Nuclear submarine
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (67th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 33 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 89.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics120% 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 Drive205% 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.
Memory16GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 16GB also allows for very large file and system caches, software development and batch photo editing/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)
Memory13 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160511
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 21 '19 at 16:38
Run Duration128 Seconds
Run User IRL-User
Background CPU3%
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 PC Performing above expectations (67th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-6700K-$275
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
89.4% Excellent
Memory 95.9
1-Core 134
2-Core 256
94% 162 Pts
4-Core 446
8-Core 726
74% 586 Pts
64-Core 730
49% 730 Pts
Poor: 72%
This bench: 89.4%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2070S (Super)-$510
CLim: 2145 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 436.48
Performing below potential (34th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
120% Outstanding
Lighting 148
Reflection 146
Parallax 143
122% 146 fps
MRender 184
Gravity 130
Splatting 109
103% 141 fps
Poor: 109%
This bench: 120%
Great: 133%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung SM951 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB-$374
109GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXW7300Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 711 557 518 515 483 483 MB/s
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
205% Outstanding
Read 1,552
Write 899
Mixed 866
SusWrite 544
214% 966 MB/s
4K Read 49.7
4K Write 163
4K Mixed 66.7
247% 93.2 MB/s
DQ Read 1,199
DQ Write 317
DQ Mixed 523
446% 679 MB/s
Poor: 137%
This bench: 205%
Great: 259%
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$70
233GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 411 293 293 294 293 294 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
125% Outstanding
Read 508
Write 493
Mixed 384
SusWrite 313
95% 425 MB/s
4K Read 47.9
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 65.1
222% 79.1 MB/s
DQ Read 383
DQ Write 345
DQ Mixed 360
271% 363 MB/s
Poor: 71%
This bench: 125%
Great: 125%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
91.3% Outstanding
MC Read 32.7
MC Write 35
MC Mixed 27.8
91% 31.8 GB/s
SC Read 21.2
SC Write 38.6
SC Mixed 28.7
84% 29.5 GB/s
Latency 54.2
74% 54.2 ns
Poor: 53%
This bench: 91.3%
Great: 107%

 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 145 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 91%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 78%
Battleship

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $865
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