MSI Z97A GAMING 9 ACK (MS-7926)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (50th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 50 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. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 74.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics77.7% 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 Drive102% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum 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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 10 years and 4 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
SystemMSI MS-7926
MotherboardMSI Z97A GAMING 9 ACK (MS-7926)  (all builds)
Memory10.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20150527
Uptime0.5 Days
Run DateNov 17 '19 at 20:19
Run Duration121 Seconds
Run User CZE-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing as expected (50th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-4790K-$348
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
74.3% Very good
1-Core 116
2-Core 233
82% 175 Pts
4-Core 392
8-Core 602
64% 497 Pts
64-Core 614
41% 614 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 74.3%
Great: 91%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-Ti-$480
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 441.20
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
77.7% Very good
Lighting 330
Reflection 297
Parallax 325
87% 317 fps
MRender 196
Gravity 284
Splatting 186
78% 222 fps
Poor: 69%
This bench: 77.7%
Great: 86%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$107
227GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 329 342 176 154 152 150 MB/s
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
102% Outstanding
Read 454
Write 465
Mixed 299
SusWrite 217
80% 359 MB/s
4K Read 42.1
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 59.4
200% 71.6 MB/s
DQ Read 49.9
DQ Write 325
DQ Mixed 106
106% 160 MB/s
Poor: 79%
This bench: 102%
Great: 135%
WD Red Pro 4TB (2014)-$229
3TB free
Firmware: 81.00A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 154 154 155 156 155 155 MB/s
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
93.5% Outstanding
Read 171
Write 164
Mixed 106
SusWrite 155
110% 149 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1
199% 1.53 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 93.5%
Great: 102%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR3 1866 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1333 MHz clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
68.5% Good
MC Read 24.6
MC Write 25.4
MC Mixed 21.1
68% 23.7 GB/s
SC Read 16.6
SC Write 21.9
SC Mixed 21.6
57% 20 GB/s
Latency 53.9
74% 53.9 ns
Poor: 34%
This bench: 68.5%
Great: 73%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z97A GAMING 9 ACK (MS-7926) Builds (Compare 109 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 79%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 104%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z97A GAMING 9 ACK (MS-7926)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $901
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