MSI Z170A GAMING M9 ACK (MS-7966)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 36%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 26%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 21%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (32nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 68 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 an extremely low single core score, this CPU can barely handle email and light web browsing. Finally, with a gaming score of 14.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very poor.
Graphics77.5% 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 Drive136% 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.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (16%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7966
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M9 ACK (MS-7966)  (all builds)
Memory28.8 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display3440 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151217
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 01 '18 at 15:43
Run Duration149 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 16%

 PC Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-6700K-$299
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Relative performance (0th percentile)
14.9% Very poor
1-Core 24.1
2-Core 48
17% 36 Pts
4-Core 76.4
8-Core 130
13% 103 Pts
64-Core 130
9% 130 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 14.9%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-Ti-$480
EVGA(3842 4994) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1557 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 398.36
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
77.5% Very good
Lighting 120
Reflection 152
Parallax 360
32% 211 fps
MRender 192
Gravity 296
Splatting 213
80% 234 fps
Poor: 68%
This bench: 77.5%
Great: 87%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB-$350
198GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 452 707 734 692 698 663 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
136% Outstanding
Read 1,222
Write 1,060
Mixed 619
SusWrite 658
199% 890 MB/s
4K Read 32.9
4K Write 45.1
4K Mixed 34.3
118% 37.4 MB/s
DQ Read 290
DQ Write 179
DQ Mixed 215
166% 228 MB/s
Poor: 143%
This bench: 136%
Great: 283%
WD Black 2TB (2013)-$103
1.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 148 151 153 152 154 156 MB/s
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
82.8% Excellent
Read 136
Write 144
Mixed 101
SusWrite 152
98% 133 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 1.1
207% 1.6 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 82.8%
Great: 111%
WD Black 2TB (2013)-$103
2TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 156 164 166 166 168 169 MB/s
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
94% Outstanding
Read 162
Write 157
Mixed 106
SusWrite 165
108% 147 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 3.1
4K Mixed 1.1
217% 1.7 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 94%
Great: 111%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2800 C15 2x16GB
2 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
45.8% Average
MC Read 17.3
MC Write 16.2
MC Mixed 20.1
51% 17.9 GB/s
SC Read 6
SC Write 9.7
SC Mixed 8.8
23% 8.17 GB/s
Latency 178
22% 178 ns
Poor: 46%
This bench: 45.8%
Great: 97%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

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Gaming
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Desktop
Desktop 106%
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Workstation
Workstation 70%
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Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING M9 ACK (MS-7966)

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