MSI Z170A GAMING M9 ACK (MS-7966)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 52%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (6th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 94 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 good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 70.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics69.3% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive62.7% 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)
Memory8.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit kleuren
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170503
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 10 '21 at 20:04
Run Duration184 Seconds
Run User NLD-User
Background CPU4%
Watch Gameplay: 1070 + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing way below expectations (6th 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-$350
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
70.4% Very good
Memory 54.4
1-Core 134
2-Core 268
81% 152 Pts
4-Core 463
8-Core 692
74% 578 Pts
64-Core 687
46% 687 Pts
Poor: 74%
This bench: 70.4%
Great: 96%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$400
CLim: 2075 MHz, MLim: 2042 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 466.77
Performing below potential (6th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
69.3% Good
Lighting 73.7
Reflection 115
Parallax 116
60% 102 fps
MRender 91.6
Gravity 101
Splatting 104
81% 98.9 fps
Poor: 70%
This bench: 69.3%
Great: 87%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX300 525GB-$265
36GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0CR040
SusWrite @10s intervals: 296 247 252 236 223 200 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
62.7% Good
Read 394
Write 422
Mixed 354
SusWrite 242
80% 353 MB/s
4K Read 18.6
4K Write 36.3
4K Mixed 24.2
78% 26.4 MB/s
DQ Read 179
DQ Write 163
DQ Mixed 176
131% 173 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 62.7%
Great: 99%
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$110
39GB free
Firmware: EMT03B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 410 287 95 76 75 75 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
70% Good
Read 442
Write 427
Mixed 380
SusWrite 170
80% 355 MB/s
4K Read 31.1
4K Write 40.3
4K Mixed 31.3
109% 34.2 MB/s
DQ Read 204
DQ Write 170
DQ Mixed 174
134% 182 MB/s
Poor: 75%
This bench: 70%
Great: 133%
Crucial MX500 1TB-$100
54GB free
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 406 402 327 347 374 246 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
91.3% Outstanding
Read 458
Write 414
Mixed 343
SusWrite 350
88% 392 MB/s
4K Read 25.7
4K Write 39.7
4K Mixed 48.4
122% 37.9 MB/s
DQ Read 336
DQ Write 188
DQ Mixed 172
152% 232 MB/s
Poor: 79%
This bench: 91.3%
Great: 126%
Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB-$169
63GB free
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 1,491
Write 1,340
Mixed 1,042
287% 1,291 MB/s
4K Read 34.6
4K Write 42.9
4K Mixed 38
124% 38.5 MB/s
DQ Read 225
DQ Write 180
DQ Mixed 554
319% 320 MB/s
Poor: 230% Great: 363%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$80
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
57.1% Above average
MC Read 18.1
MC Write 16
MC Mixed 20.7
52% 18.3 GB/s
SC Read 20.6
SC Write 36.6
SC Mixed 30.1
83% 29.1 GB/s
Latency 145
28% 145 ns
Poor: 57%
This bench: 57.1%
Great: 103%

 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 252 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 91%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 77%
Battleship

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 55% - Above average Total price: $960
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