MSI Z97 GAMING 9 ACK (MS-7926)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (55th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 45 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: 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 89%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics78.9% 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 Drive105% 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)
Memory11.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 23 '20 at 14:33
Run Duration141 Seconds
Run User TUR-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing as expected (55th 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 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
89% Excellent
Memory 96.5
1-Core 131
2-Core 259
93% 162 Pts
4-Core 439
8-Core 663
71% 551 Pts
64-Core 662
44% 662 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 89%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-Ti-$560
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 445.87
Performing below potential (46th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
78.9% Very good
Lighting 101
Reflection 109
Parallax 98.1
82% 103 fps
MRender 92.2
Gravity 93.5
Splatting 87.3
75% 91 fps
Poor: 70%
This bench: 78.9%
Great: 90%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 120GB-$78
41GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 328 155 154 151 143 112 MB/s
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
105% Outstanding
Read 506
Write 488
Mixed 386
SusWrite 174
87% 388 MB/s
4K Read 41.5
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 54.6
187% 66.2 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 346
DQ Mixed 356
268% 360 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 105%
Great: 114%
Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$60
113GB free
Firmware: 1B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 592 589 401 378 386 387 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
173% Outstanding
Read 752
Write 600
Mixed 627
SusWrite 456
137% 609 MB/s
4K Read 61.3
4K Write 136
4K Mixed 79.8
267% 92.5 MB/s
DQ Read 781
DQ Write 628
DQ Mixed 1,079
706% 829 MB/s
Poor: 178%
This bench: 173%
Great: 288%
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$52
418GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 120 108 138 140 138 141 MB/s
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
80.6% Excellent
Read 150
Write 151
Mixed 97.7
SusWrite 131
97% 132 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1.2
235% 1.73 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 80.6%
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 clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
69.1% Good
MC Read 24.4
MC Write 25.6
MC Mixed 21.3
68% 23.8 GB/s
SC Read 14.3
SC Write 24.3
SC Mixed 23.3
59% 20.6 GB/s
Latency 52.3
76% 52.3 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 69.1%
Great: 82%

 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 70 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $813
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