MSI Z97 GAMING 9 ACK (MS-7926)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 103%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 76%
Battleship
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 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 84.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics73.8% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive104% 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)
Memory10.5 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 14:07
Run Duration142 Seconds
Run User TUR-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing as expected (45th 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 as expected (55th percentile)
84.8% Excellent
Memory 91.7
1-Core 125
2-Core 245
89% 154 Pts
4-Core 425
8-Core 584
66% 505 Pts
64-Core 638
43% 638 Pts
Poor: 71%
This bench: 84.8%
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 (24th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
73.8% Very good
Lighting 304
Reflection 282
Parallax 312
80% 299 fps
MRender 190
Gravity 270
Splatting 181
74% 214 fps
Poor: 63%
This bench: 73.8%
Great: 87%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 120GB-$78
36GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 329 153 149 150 100 92 MB/s
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
104% Outstanding
Read 494
Write 474
Mixed 403
SusWrite 162
86% 383 MB/s
4K Read 41.5
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 55.5
189% 66.8 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 339
DQ Mixed 347
263% 354 MB/s
Poor: 67%
This bench: 104%
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: 570 574 436 379 387 386 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
170% Outstanding
Read 706
Write 555
Mixed 597
SusWrite 455
130% 578 MB/s
4K Read 62.3
4K Write 128
4K Mixed 80.5
265% 90.1 MB/s
DQ Read 768
DQ Write 614
DQ Mixed 1,030
679% 804 MB/s
Poor: 176%
This bench: 170%
Great: 289%
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$68
418GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 154 155 151 156 156 156 MB/s
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
92.8% Outstanding
Read 168
Write 124
Mixed 88.8
SusWrite 155
98% 134 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1.2
242% 1.77 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 92.8%
Great: 108%
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 (44th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
57.2% Above average
MC Read 20.9
MC Write 20.9
MC Mixed 16.5
56% 19.4 GB/s
SC Read 14.8
SC Write 21.8
SC Mixed 18.9
53% 18.5 GB/s
Latency 64.7
62% 64.7 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 57.2%
Great: 89%
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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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Gaming
Gaming 53%
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Desktop
Desktop 83%
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Workstation
Workstation 63%
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Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 9 ACK (MS-7926)

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