MSI Z170A GAMING M9 ACK (MS-7966)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 62%
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 83.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics1.7% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive121% 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.
High background CPU (22%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMSI MS-7966
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M9 ACK (MS-7966)  (all builds)
Memory25.1 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170503
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateMay 28 '20 at 06:31
Run Duration137 Seconds
Run User KWT-User
Background CPU 22%

 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 Server
Intel Core i7-6700K-$286
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
83.3% Excellent
Memory 93.6
1-Core 115
2-Core 225
85% 145 Pts
4-Core 394
8-Core 600
64% 497 Pts
64-Core 601
40% 601 Pts
Poor: 75%
This bench: 83.3%
Great: 95%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$520
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 446.14
Relative performance (0th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
1.7% Terrible
Lighting 18.2
Reflection 50
Parallax 104
5% 57.4 fps
MRender 19.4
Gravity 1
Splatting 242
2% 87.3 fps
Poor: 83%
This bench: 1.7%
Great: 115%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 EVO M.2 250GB
180GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT21B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 399 284 289 286 277 297 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
121% Outstanding
Read 500
Write 482
Mixed 379
SusWrite 305
94% 417 MB/s
4K Read 45.8
4K Write 117
4K Mixed 62.1
211% 75.1 MB/s
DQ Read 385
DQ Write 346
DQ Mixed 363
273% 365 MB/s
Poor: 74%
This bench: 121%
Great: 122%
WD Black 2.5" 750GB (2011)-$53
648GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 116 117 119 118 116 121 MB/s
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
51.1% Above average
Read 59.7
Write 52.2
Mixed 52.5
SusWrite 118
52% 70.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 0.9
176% 1.37 MB/s
Poor: 27%
This bench: 51.1%
Great: 72%
ASMT 2105 750GB
125GB free, PID 5136
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 93 93 94 94 94 94 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
43.8% Average
Read 116
Write 119
Mixed 76.2
SusWrite 93.6
135% 101 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.9
105% 1.27 MB/s
Poor: 11%
This bench: 43.8%
Great: 45%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX 2400 C15 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
79.9% Very good
MC Read 28.8
MC Write 31
MC Mixed 24.5
80% 28.1 GB/s
SC Read 18.7
SC Write 31.5
SC Mixed 23.3
70% 24.5 GB/s
Latency 60.7
66% 60.7 ns
Poor: 67%
This bench: 79.9%
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 494 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 100%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 111%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 84%
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Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING M9 ACK (MS-7966)

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