MSI Z97 XPOWER AC (MS-7914)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU, SSD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (60th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 40 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an extremely low single core score, this CPU can barely handle email and light web browsing. Finally, with a gaming score of 16.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very poor.
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load times.
Memory26GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 26GB 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.
Very high background CPU (99%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7914
MotherboardMSI Z97 XPOWER AC (MS-7914)  (all builds)
Memory18 GB free of 26 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160218
Uptime0.9 Days
Run DateJan 13 '18 at 00:38
Run Duration173 Seconds
Run User JAM-User
Background CPU 99%

 PC Performing as expected (60th 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 i3-4170-$128
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.25 GHz (avg)
Relative performance (0th percentile)
16.7% Very poor
SC Int 33.9
SC Float 33.9
SC Mixed 22.3
24% 30 Pts
QC Int 84.9
QC Float 95.1
QC Mixed 83.8
20% 87.9 Pts
MC Int 158
MC Float 145
MC Mixed 127
22% 144 Pts
Poor: 37%
This bench: 16.7%
Great: 62%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$344
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 388.71
Relative performance n/a - benchmarks incomplete
Lighting 61.5
Reflection 59.9
Parallax 60
19% 60.5 fps
Gravity 60
Splatting 60
25% 60 fps
Poor: 84% Great: 110%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$44
887GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC45 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
102% Outstanding
Read 177
Write 178
Mixed 168
131% 174 MB/s
4K Read 0.84
4K Write 1.73
4K Mixed 0.24
94% 0.94 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 102%
Great: 113%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$44
864GB free
Firmware: CC45 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 43% Great: 113%
WD WD10EACS-00ZJB0 1TB
424GB free
Firmware: 01.01B01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
37% Below average
Read 66.7
Write 62
Mixed 58
47% 62.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.55
4K Write 2.04
4K Mixed 0.4
105% 0.99 MB/s
Poor: 24%
This bench: 37%
Great: 51%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston 99U5471-052.A00LF 0215 CMY16GX3M2A2400C11 Samsung M378B5773SB0-CK0 0215 CMY16GX3M2A2400C11 26GB
1333, 1600, 1600, 1600 MHz
8192, 8192, 2048, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
23.2% Poor
MC Read 8.5
MC Write 9.6
MC Mixed 7.4
24% 8.5 GB/s
SC Read 5.3
SC Write 6.8
SC Mixed 5.4
17% 5.83 GB/s
Latency 238
17% 238 ns
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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 116 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 90%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer

Motherboard: MSI Z97 XPOWER AC (MS-7914)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $1,015
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