MSI Z170A GAMING M9 ACK (MS-7966)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (22nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 78 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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 78.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics92.4% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive29.7% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce IO wait times.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (13%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMSI MS-7966
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M9 ACK (MS-7966)  (all builds)
Memory11.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180625
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 28 '20 at 17:58
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU 13%

 PC Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-7700K-$379
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
78.7% Very good
Memory 81.4
1-Core 129
2-Core 235
85% 148 Pts
4-Core 410
8-Core 626
66% 518 Pts
64-Core 664
45% 664 Pts
Poor: 78%
This bench: 78.7%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-Ti-$359
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 446.14
Performing below potential (33rd percentile) - GPU OC Guide
92.4% Outstanding
Lighting 370
Reflection 348
Parallax 369
97% 362 fps
MRender 198
Gravity 351
Splatting 230
93% 260 fps
Poor: 83%
This bench: 92.4%
Great: 105%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston A400 240GB-$32
123GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFK71B1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 68 6.3 41 53 46 3.2 MB/s
Performing below potential (2nd percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
29.7% Poor
Read 176
Write 44.7
Mixed 68.2
SusWrite 36.2
18% 81.2 MB/s
4K Read 18.8
4K Write 28.7
4K Mixed 15.3
63% 20.9 MB/s
DQ Read 25.8
DQ Write 31.6
DQ Mixed 30.1
22% 29.2 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 29.7%
Great: 93%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016)-$80
874GB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 161 157 153 156 157 160 MB/s
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
86.5% Excellent
Read 145
Write 163
Mixed 79.2
SusWrite 157
100% 136 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
135% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 86.5%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury 2666 C16 2x8GB-$74
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
77.3% Very good
MC Read 29.1
MC Write 30.2
MC Mixed 22.7
78% 27.3 GB/s
SC Read 19.1
SC Write 34.4
SC Mixed 21.4
71% 25 GB/s
Latency 77.9
51% 77.9 ns
Poor: 61%
This bench: 77.3%
Great: 97%

 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 103 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 79%
Battleship

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 53% - Above average Total price: $959
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