MSI Z97 GAMING 9 AC (MS-7926)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 96%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (64th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 36 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 93.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics47.3% 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 Drive164% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (19%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMSI MS-7926
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 9 AC (MS-7926)  (all builds)
Memory28.8 GB free of 32 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 23 '22 at 18:11
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User DNK-User
Background CPU 19%

 PC Performing above expectations (64th 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 way above expectations (99th percentile)
93.4% Outstanding
Memory 96.5
1-Core 127
2-Core 250
91% 158 Pts
4-Core 488
8-Core 699
77% 593 Pts
64-Core 710
48% 710 Pts
Poor: 72%
This bench: 93.4%
Great: 91%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 780-$329
MSI(1462 2962) 3GB
CLim: 1228 MHz, MLim: 1502 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 456.71
Performing below potential (56th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
47.3% Average
Lighting 53.6
Reflection 56.9
Parallax 66.3
43% 58.9 fps
MRender 67.9
Gravity 63.9
Splatting 50.9
52% 60.9 fps
Poor: 43%
This bench: 47.3%
Great: 52%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Nvme Samsung SSD 980 1TB
567GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 5B2QGXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 361 563 589 534 556 552 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
164% Outstanding
Read 608
Write 539
Mixed 544
SusWrite 526
125% 554 MB/s
4K Read 59.6
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 68.3
242% 83.3 MB/s
DQ Read 776
DQ Write 705
DQ Mixed 953
657% 811 MB/s
Poor: 152%
This bench: 164%
Great: 441%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown F3-2400C11-8GAB 0215 CMY16GX3M2A2400C11 0420 F3-2400C11-8GAB 0215 CMY16GX3M2A2400C11 32GB
1600, 1600, 1600, 1600 MHz
8192, 8192, 8192, 8192 MB
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
83% Excellent
MC Read 32.7
MC Write 30.8
MC Mixed 23.4
83% 29 GB/s
SC Read 22.1
SC Write 24.4
SC Mixed 29.3
72% 25.3 GB/s
Latency 52.4
76% 52.4 ns
Poor: 46%
This bench: 83%
Great: 83%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 0: 0R 0G 0B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
0% 0% 0 9 7 60 27" 1280 720 HPN3673 OMEN 27i IPS
Typical Z97 GAMING 9 AC (MS-7926) Builds (Compare 230 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 9 AC (MS-7926) - $430

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 95% - Outstanding Total price: $916
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