MSI Z87M GAMING (MS-7866)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 85%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (88th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 12 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
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 99.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics86.2% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive105% 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.
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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7866
MotherboardMSI Z87M GAMING (MS-7866)  (all builds)
Memory12.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1280 x 1024 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150602
Uptime8.4 Days
Run DateApr 29 '17 at 07:57
Run Duration108 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing way above expectations (88th 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-$339
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
99.4% Outstanding
SC Int 135
SC Float 138
SC Mixed 133
108% 135 Pts
QC Int 458
QC Float 506
QC Mixed 502
111% 488 Pts
MC Int 665
MC Float 720
MC Mixed 711
104% 699 Pts
Poor: 75%
This bench: 99.4%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 Fury-X-$522
CLim: 1075 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.4.2
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
86.2% Excellent
Lighting 248
Reflection 157
Parallax 382
92% 262 fps
MRender 127
Gravity 260
Splatting 178
82% 189 fps
Poor: 69%
This bench: 86.2%
Great: 88%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
PNY CS2211 480GB-$160
136GB free
Firmware: CS221016 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
101% Outstanding
Read 526
Write 485
Mixed 512
113% 508 MB/s
4K Read 32.3
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 14
124% 51.3 MB/s
DQ Read 347
DQ Write 327
DQ Mixed 62.5
122% 246 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 101%
Great: 101%
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$88
112GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
105% Outstanding
Read 512
Write 412
Mixed 419
100% 448 MB/s
4K Read 44.6
4K Write 96.8
4K Mixed 27.4
154% 56.2 MB/s
DQ Read 360
DQ Write 278
DQ Mixed 97.7
133% 245 MB/s
Poor: 70%
This bench: 105%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR3 1866 C10 2x8GB-$118
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1333 MHz clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
74.8% Very good
MC Read 27.8
MC Write 27.5
MC Mixed 21.9
74% 25.7 GB/s
SC Read 19.7
SC Write 25.1
SC Mixed 25.1
67% 23.3 GB/s
Latency 52.4
76% 52.4 ns
Poor: 35%
This bench: 74.8%
Great: 72%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z87M GAMING (MS-7866) Builds (Compare 370 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 61%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat

Motherboard: MSI Z87M GAMING (MS-7866) - $230

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Very good Total price: $1,013
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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-7700K $325Nvidia GTX 1070 $410Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $88
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $270AMD RX 480 $350Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $119
Intel Core i5-7600K $210Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $265Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $150
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $724SanDisk Extreme 64GB $33
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $70Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $152SanDisk Extreme 32GB $22
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $57HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB $144SanDisk Extreme 16GB $20
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