MSI Z170A GAMING M9 ACK (MS-7966)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (70th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 30 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 102%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics70.9% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive72.3% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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
SystemMSI MS-7966
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M9 ACK (MS-7966)  (all builds)
Memory12.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit barev
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171206
Uptime0.8 Days
Run DateMay 17 '18 at 07:12
Run Duration110 Seconds
Run User CZE-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing above expectations (70th 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 i7-6700K-$300
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
102% Outstanding
SC Int 129
SC Float 134
SC Mixed 131
105% 131 Pts
QC Int 510
QC Float 534
QC Mixed 524
118% 523 Pts
MC Int 655
MC Float 744
MC Mixed 710
105% 703 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 102%
Great: 102%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 390-$304
Asus(1043 04ED) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1100 MHz, MLim: 1705 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 18.2.1
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
70.9% Very good
Lighting 212
Reflection 164
Parallax 286
74% 220 fps
MRender 135
Gravity 173
Splatting 187
69% 165 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 70.9%
Great: 71%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Corsair Force LE SSD 960GB
131GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFC12.2 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
72.3% Very good
Read 520
Write 343
Mixed 352
90% 405 MB/s
4K Read 32.8
4K Write 71.4
4K Mixed 9.96
100% 38 MB/s
DQ Read 34
DQ Write 75.4
DQ Mixed 9.91
20% 39.8 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 72.3%
Great: 98%
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016)-$80
2.5TB free
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
100% Outstanding
Read 183
Write 167
Mixed 162
128% 171 MB/s
4K Read 0.65
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.23
82% 0.83 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 100%
Great: 116%
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 @ 3200 MHz
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
105% Outstanding
MC Read 40.7
MC Write 39.9
MC Mixed 29.7
105% 36.8 GB/s
SC Read 23.6
SC Write 41.7
SC Mixed 32.7
93% 32.7 GB/s
Latency 44.7
90% 44.7 ns
Poor: 65%
This bench: 105%
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 227 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 111%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 115%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 83%
Aircraft carrier

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

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