MSI Z97I GAMING AC (MS-7920)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 53%
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. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 76.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics48.5% 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 Drive65.3% 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.
SystemMSI MS-7920
MotherboardMSI Z97I GAMING AC (MS-7920)  (all builds)
Memory11.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140717
Uptime0.5 Days
Run DateAug 13 '17 at 04:51
Run Duration167 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (66th 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 i7-4790-$308
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
76.7% Very good
SC Int 110
SC Float 113
SC Mixed 108
88% 110 Pts
QC Int 384
QC Float 384
QC Mixed 374
86% 381 Pts
MC Int 561
MC Float 594
MC Mixed 581
87% 579 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 76.7%
Great: 86%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 770-$279
MSI(1462 2825) 2GB
CLim: 1241 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 382.5
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
48.5% Average
Lighting 130
Reflection 102
Parallax 169
45% 134 fps
MRender 114
Gravity 152
Splatting 85.6
51% 117 fps
Poor: 42%
This bench: 48.5%
Great: 52%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Adata XPG SX900 256GB-$133
116GB free
Firmware: 5.2.2 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
65.3% Good
Read 447
Write 221
Mixed 173
61% 280 MB/s
4K Read 26
4K Write 89.1
4K Mixed 21.1
114% 45.4 MB/s
DQ Read 1.02
DQ Write 14.5
DQ Mixed 0.48
2% 5.32 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 65.3%
Great: 81%
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$65
690GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
93.4% Outstanding
Read 169
Write 157
Mixed 144
118% 156 MB/s
4K Read 1.01
4K Write 2.51
4K Mixed 0.26
117% 1.26 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 93.4%
Great: 105%
WD 3200BMV External 320GB
126GB free, PID 0704
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
19.7% Very poor
Read 36.7
Write 40.5
Mixed 12
36% 29.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.52
4K Write 1.78
4K Mixed 0.26
71% 0.85 MB/s
Poor: 12%
This bench: 19.7%
Great: 20%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown DDR3 1600 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
59.6% Above average
MC Read 21.1
MC Write 21.8
MC Mixed 18.6
59% 20.5 GB/s
SC Read 15.1
SC Write 20.1
SC Mixed 18.8
51% 18 GB/s
Latency 61.6
65% 61.6 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 59.6%
Great: 63%
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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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Workstation
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Motherboard: MSI Z97I GAMING AC (MS-7920) - $220

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $1,216
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