MSI Z97 GAMING 9 AC (MS-7926)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (6th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 94 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 an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including light gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 50.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Boot Drive11.4% is an extremely low SSD score, this system will benefit from a faster SSD.
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.
Very high background CPU (91%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMSI MS-7926
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 9 AC (MS-7926)  (all builds)
Memory3.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit farger
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140627
Uptime10.8 Days
Run DateMay 24 '20 at 20:27
Run Duration162 Seconds
Run User NOR-User
Background CPU 91%

 PC Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-4790-$320
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
50.9% Above average
Memory 60.3
1-Core 64
2-Core 131
51% 85.2 Pts
4-Core 223
8-Core 439
41% 331 Pts
64-Core 495
33% 495 Pts
Poor: 65%
This bench: 50.9%
Great: 86%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super)-$230
Nvidia(10DE 21C4) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 445.87
Relative performance n/a - benchmarks incomplete
Lighting 122
Reflection 174
Parallax 183
32% 160 fps
Gravity 65.3
Splatting 56.2
22% 60.8 fps
Poor: 63% Great: 74%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB-$90
112GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 541ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 54 78 66 81 82 102 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (0th percentile)
11.4% Very poor
Read 74.2
Write 115
Mixed 70.4
SusWrite 77
19% 84.2 MB/s
4K Read 3.3
4K Write 7.4
4K Mixed 2.7
12% 4.47 MB/s
Poor: 38%
This bench: 11.4%
Great: 82%
Samsung HD103SI 1TB-$70
447GB free
Firmware: 1AG01118
SusWrite @10s intervals: 50 58 51 58 60 62 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
32.5% Below average
Read 56.5
Write 32
Mixed 41.8
SusWrite 56.5
35% 46.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.7
118% 0.8 MB/s
Poor: 29%
This bench: 32.5%
Great: 59%
WD Blue 500GB (2010)-$32
83GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 54 90 59 75 72 95 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (20th percentile)
41.4% Average
Read 70
Write 69.6
Mixed 43.7
SusWrite 74.2
47% 64.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.6
107% 0.77 MB/s
Poor: 27%
This bench: 41.4%
Great: 70%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
938GB free
Firmware: CC27
SusWrite @10s intervals: 45 53 32 34 26 69 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
47.5% Average
Read 122
Write 84.5
Mixed 53.2
SusWrite 43.2
56% 75.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.8
132% 0.8 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 47.5%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS8G3D1609DS1S00. 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way below expectations (0th percentile)
21.2% Poor
MC Read 6.5
MC Write 8.3
MC Mixed 7.4
21% 7.4 GB/s
SC Read 4.3
SC Write 6.2
SC Mixed 3.1
13% 4.53 GB/s
Latency 127
32% 127 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 21.2%
Great: 63%
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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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Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 9 AC (MS-7926) - $430

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 50% - Above average Total price: $1,248
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