MSI Z97I GAMING AC (MS-7920)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat
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 a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 79.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics65.1% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive82% 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.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
SystemMSI MS-7920
MotherboardMSI Z97I GAMING AC (MS-7920)  (all builds)
Memory4.3 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150814
Uptime3.9 Days
Run DateOct 05 '18 at 20:47
Run Duration126 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing as expected (55th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i5-4690K-$255
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
79.5% Very good
SC Int 107
SC Float 111
SC Mixed 107
87% 108 Pts
QC Int 420
QC Float 418
QC Mixed 416
95% 418 Pts
MC Int 421
MC Float 418
MC Mixed 416
63% 418 Pts
Poor: 59%
This bench: 79.5%
Great: 99%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 290-$399
CLim: 1000 MHz, MLim: 1300 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 18.9.2
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
65.1% Good
Lighting 193
Reflection 151
Parallax 272
68% 205 fps
MRender 123
Gravity 157
Splatting 171
63% 150 fps
Poor: 49%
This bench: 65.1%
Great: 69%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Corsair Force LX 128GB-$144
29GB free (System drive)
Firmware: N0307A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 145 125 95 95 81 97 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
82% Excellent
Read 509
Write 148
Mixed 211
SusWrite 106
53% 243 MB/s
4K Read 30.4
4K Write 100
4K Mixed 39.2
150% 56.7 MB/s
DQ Read 268
DQ Write 148
DQ Mixed 154
129% 190 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 82%
Great: 82%
Toshiba X300 4TB-$99
500GB free
Firmware: FP2A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 105 104 106 107 105 106 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
59.8% Above average
Read 102
Write 96
Mixed 51.3
SusWrite 105
65% 88.8 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1.1
218% 1.5 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 59.8%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Team Vulcan-2400 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 2400 MHz clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (58th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
48.7% Average
MC Read 17.3
MC Write 17
MC Mixed 15.1
47% 16.5 GB/s
SC Read 13.1
SC Write 17.1
SC Mixed 14.4
42% 14.9 GB/s
Latency 66.1
60% 66.1 ns
Poor: 27%
This bench: 48.7%
Great: 82%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z97I GAMING AC (MS-7920) Builds (Compare 140 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

Motherboard: MSI Z97I GAMING AC (MS-7920) - $220

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $987
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