MSI Z97 GAMING 9 ACK (MS-7926)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 101%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (40th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 60 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 a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 87.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics41.7% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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 Drive100% 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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7926
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 9 ACK (MS-7926)  (all builds)
Memory10.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime3.1 Days
Run DateMay 23 '20 at 14:01
Run Duration141 Seconds
Run User TUR-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing below expectations (40th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-4790K-$348
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
87.2% Excellent
Memory 90.9
1-Core 124
2-Core 245
88% 153 Pts
4-Core 452
8-Core 634
71% 543 Pts
64-Core 627
42% 627 Pts
Poor: 71%
This bench: 87.2%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-Ti-$480
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 445.87
Performing below potential (0th percentile) - Disable monitor sync before benchmarking (143 fps cap detected)
41.7% Average
Lighting 143
Reflection 143
Parallax 143
38% 143 fps
MRender 143
Gravity 143
Splatting 143
42% 143 fps
Poor: 64%
This bench: 41.7%
Great: 87%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 120GB-$78
36GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 314 100 96 95 90 94 MB/s
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
100% Outstanding
Read 474
Write 456
Mixed 366
SusWrite 131
80% 357 MB/s
4K Read 40.8
4K Write 99.7
4K Mixed 54.2
184% 64.9 MB/s
DQ Read 375
DQ Write 338
DQ Mixed 349
264% 354 MB/s
Poor: 67%
This bench: 100%
Great: 114%
Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$75
113GB free
Firmware: 1B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 567 568 440 378 388 387 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
167% Outstanding
Read 698
Write 575
Mixed 588
SusWrite 455
130% 579 MB/s
4K Read 60.2
4K Write 123
4K Mixed 78.4
257% 87.2 MB/s
DQ Read 766
DQ Write 612
DQ Mixed 1028
677% 802 MB/s
Poor: 181%
This bench: 167%
Great: 290%
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$68
418GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 138 138 139 141 141 141 MB/s
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
89.6% Excellent
Read 172
Write 152
Mixed 96.7
SusWrite 140
103% 140 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1.2
236% 1.67 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 89.6%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 1866 C9 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1867 MHz clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing below potential (51st percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
57.9% Above average
MC Read 21.2
MC Write 21.3
MC Mixed 16.7
56% 19.7 GB/s
SC Read 15
SC Write 21.9
SC Mixed 18.7
53% 18.5 GB/s
Latency 65.9
61% 65.9 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 57.9%
Great: 89%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z97 GAMING 9 ACK (MS-7926) Builds (Compare 216 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 82%
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Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer

Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 9 ACK (MS-7926)

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