MSI Z170A GAMING M9 ACK (MS-7966)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 58%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht
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 good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 59.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics57.6% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive225% 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.
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.
High background CPU (22%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7966
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M9 ACK (MS-7966)  (all builds)
Memory12 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit kleuren
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180625
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 05 '19 at 00:17
Run Duration253 Seconds
Run User NLD-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 Extreme
Intel Core i5-6600K-$200
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
59.7% Above average
1-Core 105
2-Core 211
74% 158 Pts
4-Core 356
8-Core 408
51% 382 Pts
64-Core 381
26% 381 Pts
Poor: 51%
This bench: 59.7%
Great: 86%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-$500
CLim: 1418 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 430.86
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
57.6% Above average
Lighting 227
Reflection 210
Parallax 230
59% 222 fps
MRender 166
Gravity 212
Splatting 148
56% 175 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 57.6%
Great: 66%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$140
295GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 652 594 618 619 627 623 MB/s
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
225% Outstanding
Read 1,822
Write 1,636
Mixed 676
SusWrite 622
264% 1,189 MB/s
4K Read 47.3
4K Write 156
4K Mixed 58.5
230% 87.4 MB/s
DQ Read 1,020
DQ Write 980
DQ Mixed 828
669% 943 MB/s
Poor: 158%
This bench: 225%
Great: 263%
Kingston HyperX Predator AHCI PCIe M.2 240GB-$141
223GB free
Firmware: OC34L5TP Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 553 633 579 585 628 633 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
151% Outstanding
Read 1,148
Write 633
Mixed 461
SusWrite 602
158% 711 MB/s
4K Read 39
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 46.5
173% 62.8 MB/s
DQ Read 394
DQ Write 306
DQ Mixed 108
147% 269 MB/s
Poor: 87%
This bench: 151%
Great: 160%
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$107
143GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 474 490 491 489 492 492 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
133% Outstanding
Read 492
Write 458
Mixed 393
SusWrite 488
103% 458 MB/s
4K Read 47.9
4K Write 121
4K Mixed 65.8
221% 78.1 MB/s
DQ Read 366
DQ Write 305
DQ Mixed 326
247% 332 MB/s
Poor: 80%
This bench: 133%
Great: 135%
Seagate Momentus 5400.6 2.5" 500GB-$37
444GB free
Firmware: 0003SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 69 73 73 73 71 73 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
43.4% Average
Read 79
Write 73.5
Mixed 40.2
SusWrite 72.2
48% 66.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.7
121% 0.8 MB/s
Poor: 10%
This bench: 43.4%
Great: 43%
Hitachi HTS541064A9E680 640GB
574GB free
Firmware: JA4OA560
SusWrite @10s intervals: 80 88 89 87 85 85 MB/s
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
47.1% Average
Read 78.7
Write 74.5
Mixed 20.7
SusWrite 85.7
47% 64.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.3
63% 0.43 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 47.1%
Great: 51%
WD My Passport 0820 2TB
1.5TB free, PID 0820
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 102 100 100 99 94 100 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
42% Average
Read 99.5
Write 100
Mixed 56.8
SusWrite 99.1
120% 88.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
94% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 12%
This bench: 42%
Great: 42%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury 2666 C16 2x8GB-$81
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
77.8% Very good
MC Read 29.4
MC Write 31.1
MC Mixed 24.1
81% 28.2 GB/s
SC Read 15.6
SC Write 26
SC Mixed 20.4
59% 20.7 GB/s
Latency 67.1
60% 67.1 ns
Poor: 56%
This bench: 77.8%
Great: 96%
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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 364 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 106%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 48% - Average Total price: $1,224
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