MSI Z97 XPOWER AC (MS-7914)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (45th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 55 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. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 80.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics44% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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 Drive61.2% 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.
SystemMSI MS-7914
MotherboardMSI Z97 XPOWER AC (MS-7914)  (all builds)
Memory5.1 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20141107
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 17 '17 at 11:05
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing as expected (45th 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 i5-4690K-$235
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
80.9% Excellent
SC Int 112
SC Float 113
SC Mixed 109
89% 111 Pts
QC Int 434
QC Float 431
QC Mixed 424
97% 430 Pts
MC Int 433
MC Float 435
MC Mixed 426
65% 432 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 80.9%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 285-$189
CLim: 918 MHz, MLim: 1375 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 17.1.1
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
44% Average
Lighting 128
Reflection 123
Parallax 153
42% 135 fps
MRender 99.8
Gravity 110
Splatting 81.3
50% 97.1 fps
Poor: 40%
This bench: 44%
Great: 49%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk Extreme Pro 240GB-$105
1GB free
Firmware: X21100RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
61.2% Good
Read 470
Write 219
Mixed 243
68% 311 MB/s
4K Read 20.1
4K Write 67.4
4K Mixed 12.1
82% 33.2 MB/s
DQ Read 25.1
DQ Write 219
DQ Mixed 10.6
41% 85.1 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 61.2%
Great: 106%
Jmicron Generic 320GB
294GB free
Firmware: 0203
4KALIGNED
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
33.9% Below average
Read 60.5
Write 57.7
Mixed 56.5
44% 58.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.49
4K Write 1.08
4K Mixed 0.36
80% 0.64 MB/s
Poor: 16%
This bench: 33.9%
Great: 49%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 2400 C11 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 2400 MHz clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing below potential (59th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
59.2% Above average
MC Read 21.3
MC Write 22
MC Mixed 17.9
58% 20.4 GB/s
SC Read 16.2
SC Write 20.4
SC Mixed 17.7
52% 18.1 GB/s
Latency 64.7
62% 64.7 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 59.2%
Great: 85%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z97 XPOWER AC (MS-7914) Builds (Compare 81 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 97%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 100%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 73%
Battleship

Motherboard: MSI Z97 XPOWER AC (MS-7914)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $1,233
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