MSI Z97-G55 SLI (MS-7921)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 29%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 25%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (6th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 94 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. 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 65.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics39.2% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive62.1% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (18%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
6 months ago, 6 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7921
MotherboardMSI Z97-G55 SLI (MS-7921)  (all builds)
Memory2.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors, 2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20141110
Uptime20.8 Days
Run DateDec 09 '20 at 05:31
Run Duration132 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 18%

 PC Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-4770K-$300
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
65.7% Good
Memory 75.3
1-Core 101
2-Core 145
66% 107 Pts
4-Core 303
8-Core 477
50% 390 Pts
64-Core 495
33% 495 Pts
Poor: 65%
This bench: 65.7%
Great: 89%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$340
CLim: 1519 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 446.14
Relative performance (0th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
39.2% Below average
Lighting 57.4
Reflection 49.1
Parallax 22.6
46% 43 fps
MRender 37.9
Gravity 38.1
Splatting 37.1
31% 37.7 fps
Poor: 45%
This bench: 39.2%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial M500 SATA M.2 480GB-$400
80GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 202 227 72 78 78 75 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
62.1% Good
Read 339
Write 335
Mixed 272
SusWrite 122
60% 267 MB/s
4K Read 16.5
4K Write 57.4
4K Mixed 26.4
89% 33.4 MB/s
DQ Read 313
DQ Write 286
DQ Mixed 182
169% 260 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 62.1%
Great: 97%
Seagate Desktop HDD 4TB (2013)-$85
3.5TB free
Firmware: CC54
SusWrite @10s intervals: 121 80 89 111 110 106 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
44.5% Average
Read 51.9
Write 147
Mixed 71.6
SusWrite 103
69% 93.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.4
91% 0.77 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 44.5%
Great: 98%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Dominator DDR3 1866 C9 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1867 MHz clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (7th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
43.8% Average
MC Read 15.7
MC Write 16.8
MC Mixed 14.4
45% 15.6 GB/s
SC Read 10.7
SC Write 12
SC Mixed 10.6
32% 11.1 GB/s
Latency 89.8
44% 89.8 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 43.8%
Great: 104%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z97-G55 SLI (MS-7921) Builds (Compare 399 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Motherboard: MSI Z97-G55 SLI (MS-7921)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $788
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