MSI Z170A GAMING M9 ACK (MS-7966)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 77%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (80th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 20 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 104%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics75.7% 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 Drive71.4% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7966
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M9 ACK (MS-7966)  (all builds)
Memory4.4 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1680 x 1050 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171206
Uptime1.5 Days
Run DateJan 13 '18 at 08:23
Run Duration181 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (80th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i5-6600K-$238
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
104% Outstanding
SC Int 138
SC Float 146
SC Mixed 142
114% 142 Pts
QC Int 527
QC Float 560
QC Mixed 548
124% 545 Pts
MC Int 535
MC Float 554
MC Mixed 518
80% 536 Pts
Poor: 65%
This bench: 104%
Great: 104%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$249
CLim: 2164 MHz, MLim: 2179 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 390.65
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
75.7% Very good
Lighting 232
Reflection 189
Parallax 186
66% 202 fps
MRender 161
Gravity 234
Splatting 182
82% 192 fps
Poor: 64%
This bench: 75.7%
Great: 78%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Team L5 LITE SSD 120GB
27GB free (System drive)
Firmware: P1222A Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
71.4% Very good
Read 490
Write 284
Mixed 256
76% 343 MB/s
4K Read 26.7
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 4.93
103% 46 MB/s
DQ Read 13
DQ Write 267
DQ Mixed 3.65
44% 94.5 MB/s
Poor: 28%
This bench: 71.4%
Great: 80%
Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB-$42
834GB free
Firmware: MS2OA7L0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
82.3% Excellent
Read 164
Write 123
Mixed 137
106% 141 MB/s
4K Read 0.81
4K Write 1.38
4K Mixed 0.18
80% 0.79 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 82.3%
Great: 106%
Seagate ST3500414CS 500GB
834GB free
Firmware: CA14 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
86.2% Excellent
Read 131
Write 169
Mixed 111
102% 137 MB/s
4K Read 0.41
4K Write 2.84
4K Mixed 0.12
83% 1.12 MB/s
Poor: 16%
This bench: 86.2%
Great: 61%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2400 C15 2x4GB-$78
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
75.2% Very good
MC Read 27
MC Write 29.3
MC Mixed 22.8
75% 26.4 GB/s
SC Read 15.8
SC Write 28.3
SC Mixed 23.8
65% 22.6 GB/s
Latency 59.6
67% 59.6 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 75.2%
Great: 91%
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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 227 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 111%
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Desktop
Desktop 114%
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Workstation
Workstation 83%
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Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING M9 ACK (MS-7966)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 116% - Outstanding Total price: $1,078
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