MSI Z170A GAMING M9 ACK (MS-7966)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 102%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 102%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 84%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (81st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 19 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 typical workstation, and even moderate server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 98%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics105% 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 Drive109% 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.
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.
Run History
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SystemMSI MS-7966
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M9 ACK (MS-7966)  (all builds)
Memory12.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit barev
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180625
Uptime2.3 Days
Run DateJun 30 '20 at 06:32
Run Duration140 Seconds
Run User CZE-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing above expectations (81st 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 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
98% Outstanding
Memory 97.2
1-Core 140
2-Core 274
98% 170 Pts
4-Core 540
8-Core 727
83% 634 Pts
64-Core 732
49% 732 Pts
Poor: 75%
This bench: 98%
Great: 95%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX Vega-64-$420
Sapphire(1DA2 E37F) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1687 MHz, MLim: 1070 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 20.4.2
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
105% Outstanding
Lighting 380
Reflection 232
Parallax 637
100% 417 fps
MRender 187
Gravity 414
Splatting 292
106% 298 fps
Poor: 87%
This bench: 105%
Great: 107%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Corsair Force LE SSD 960GB
162GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFC12.2
SusWrite @10s intervals: 471 473 404 252 304 309 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
109% Outstanding
Read 514
Write 495
Mixed 396
SusWrite 369
100% 444 MB/s
4K Read 34.6
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 44.1
165% 61.7 MB/s
DQ Read 354
DQ Write 331
DQ Mixed 211
194% 299 MB/s
Poor: 67%
This bench: 109%
Great: 109%
Adata SU630 480GB
175GB free
Firmware: V8X01c86
SusWrite @10s intervals: 378 384 384 386 386 382 MB/s
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
87.7% Excellent
Read 408
Write 383
Mixed 342
SusWrite 383
85% 379 MB/s
4K Read 22.8
4K Write 96.1
4K Mixed 34.2
129% 51 MB/s
DQ Read 161
DQ Write 210
DQ Mixed 192
143% 188 MB/s
Poor: 31%
This bench: 87.7%
Great: 99%
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016)-$85
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 165 169 171 170 169 170 MB/s
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
95.3% Outstanding
Read 163
Write 133
Mixed 82.3
SusWrite 169
100% 137 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
134% 1 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 95.3%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3210 MHz
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
106% Outstanding
MC Read 41
MC Write 40.8
MC Mixed 30.2
107% 37.3 GB/s
SC Read 23.6
SC Write 44.4
SC Mixed 31.2
94% 33.1 GB/s
Latency 49.5
81% 49.5 ns
Poor: 67%
This bench: 106%
Great: 119%
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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%
Aircraft carrier

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

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