MSI Z97A GAMING 6 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 82%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (78th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 22 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. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 71.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics87.8% 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 Drive122% 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.
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-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97A GAMING 6 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory13.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display2048 x 1152 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150120
Uptime0.7 Days
Run DateJun 02 '19 at 14:52
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU9%

 PC Performing above expectations (78th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-4690K-$189
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
71.9% Very good
1-Core 115
2-Core 231
81% 173 Pts
4-Core 454
8-Core 447
62% 450 Pts
64-Core 455
31% 455 Pts
Poor: 44%
This bench: 71.9%
Great: 81%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$400
CLim: 2012 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
87.8% Excellent
Lighting 362
Reflection 310
Parallax 327
92% 333 fps
MRender 210
Gravity 314
Splatting 243
82% 256 fps
Poor: 64%
This bench: 87.8%
Great: 87%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX500 250GB-$48
178GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 289 449 461 466 310 208 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
122% Outstanding
Read 515
Write 471
Mixed 453
SusWrite 364
101% 451 MB/s
4K Read 43.4
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 58.7
204% 73.9 MB/s
DQ Read 376
DQ Write 348
DQ Mixed 275
230% 333 MB/s
Poor: 77%
This bench: 122%
Great: 123%
Microsoft Storage Space Device 999GB
392GB free
Firmware: 0.1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 138 132 127 129 128 131 MB/s
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
80.8% Excellent
Read 151
Write 120
Mixed 72
SusWrite 131
87% 119 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.4
94% 0.87 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 80.8%
Great: 113%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston KHX1600C10D3/8G KHX1600C10D3/4G KHX1600C10D3/8G KHX1600C10D3/4G 16GB
1600, 1600, 1600, 1600 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
62.1% Good
MC Read 21.7
MC Write 22.7
MC Mixed 19.4
61% 21.3 GB/s
SC Read 16.5
SC Write 20.9
SC Mixed 20.6
55% 19.3 GB/s
Latency 60.8
66% 60.8 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 62.1%
Great: 63%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z97A GAMING 6 (MS-7917) Builds (Compare 719 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 76%
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Workstation
Workstation 51%
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Motherboard: MSI Z97A GAMING 6 (MS-7917)

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