MSI Z97A GAMING 7 (MS-7916)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 112%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 71%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (76th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 24 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 88.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics138% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive67.9% 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.
Very high background CPU (41%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7916
MotherboardMSI Z97A GAMING 7 (MS-7916)  (all builds)
Memory12.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150814
Uptime1.2 Days
Run DateApr 14 '17 at 20:26
Run Duration112 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 41%

 PC Performing above expectations (76th 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 i7-4790K-$336
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
88.3% Excellent
SC Int 130
SC Float 131
SC Mixed 128
104% 130 Pts
QC Int 427
QC Float 433
QC Mixed 426
97% 429 Pts
MC Int 619
MC Float 656
MC Mixed 653
96% 643 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 88.3%
Great: 100%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$535
EVGA(3842 6288) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2025 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 378.92
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
138% Outstanding
Lighting 459
Reflection 407
Parallax 425
138% 430 fps
MRender 244
Gravity 439
Splatting 256
138% 313 fps
Poor: 106%
This bench: 138%
Great: 143%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Pro 512GB-$185
225GB free
Firmware: EXM02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
123% Outstanding
Read 525
Write 502
Mixed 515
115% 514 MB/s
4K Read 39.1
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 45
183% 69.4 MB/s
DQ Read 357
DQ Write 350
DQ Mixed 158
172% 288 MB/s
Poor: 73%
This bench: 123%
Great: 127%
Corsair Force GT 120GB-$155
54GB free
Firmware: 1.3.3 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
67.9% Good
Read 510
Write 128
Mixed 197
60% 278 MB/s
4K Read 33.1
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 11.6
129% 55 MB/s
DQ Read 35.4
DQ Write 124
DQ Mixed 13.9
30% 57.9 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 67.9%
Great: 74%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL TridentX DDR3 2400 C10 2x8GB-$145
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
81.2% Excellent
MC Read 29
MC Write 30.9
MC Mixed 25.4
81% 28.4 GB/s
SC Read 19.7
SC Write 24
SC Mixed 25.3
66% 23 GB/s
Latency 48.7
82% 48.7 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 81.2%
Great: 88%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z97A GAMING 7 (MS-7916) Builds (Compare 595 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: MSI Z97A GAMING 7 (MS-7916)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $976
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