MSI Z97 GAMING 9 ACK (MS-7926)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (46th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 54 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 very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 86.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics58.2% 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 Drive61.2% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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.
SystemMSI MS-7926
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 9 ACK (MS-7926)  (all builds)
Memory11.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1680 x 1050 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20141021
Uptime0.4 Days
Run DateJan 05 '20 at 01:18
Run Duration223 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing as expected (46th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-4790K-$348
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
86.7% Excellent
1-Core 129
2-Core 253
90% 191 Pts
4-Core 484
8-Core 658
74% 571 Pts
64-Core 652
44% 652 Pts
Poor: 57%
This bench: 86.7%
Great: 91%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-$500
CLim: 1405 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 432.0
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
58.2% Above average
Lighting 228
Reflection 202
Parallax 221
60% 217 fps
MRender 160
Gravity 210
Splatting 143
58% 171 fps
Poor: 54%
This bench: 58.2%
Great: 66%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
OCZ ARC 100 120GB-$82
51GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 165 177 196 183 183 153 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
61.2% Good
Read 311
Write 287
Mixed 218
SusWrite 176
56% 248 MB/s
4K Read 24.8
4K Write 67.8
4K Mixed 22.3
102% 38.3 MB/s
DQ Read 208
DQ Write 127
DQ Mixed 172
127% 169 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 61.2%
Great: 97%
OCZ ARC 100 480GB-$79
195GB free
Firmware: 1.01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 182 179 153 182 184 170 MB/s
Performing below potential (4th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
60.7% Good
Read 264
Write 228
Mixed 221
SusWrite 175
50% 222 MB/s
4K Read 21
4K Write 67.6
4K Mixed 28.5
104% 39 MB/s
DQ Read 171
DQ Write 158
DQ Mixed 148
116% 159 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 60.7%
Great: 101%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB-$68
3TB free
Firmware: CC25
SusWrite @10s intervals: 193 196 202 203 198 195 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
114% Outstanding
Read 198
Write 155
Mixed 84
SusWrite 198
116% 159 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
150% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 114%
Great: 114%
WD Black 1TB (2010)-$49
684GB free
Firmware: 05.00K05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 73 73 73 75 74 72 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (20th percentile)
44.7% Average
Read 81.8
Write 77.2
Mixed 55
SusWrite 73.5
53% 71.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 0.9
182% 1.43 MB/s
Poor: 31%
This bench: 44.7%
Great: 75%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB-$68
717GB free
Firmware: CC25
SusWrite @10s intervals: 142 129 140 139 137 139 MB/s
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
81.5% Excellent
Read 147
Write 111
Mixed 74.5
SusWrite 138
86% 117 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.9
157% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 81.5%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
61.6% Good
MC Read 21.8
MC Write 22.2
MC Mixed 18.8
60% 20.9 GB/s
SC Read 16.9
SC Write 23.4
SC Mixed 20.4
58% 20.2 GB/s
Latency 62.6
64% 62.6 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 61.6%
Great: 63%
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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 198 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 52%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

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

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