MSI Z97 GAMING 7 (MS-7916)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing GPU
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (42nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 58 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 77.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Boot Drive108% 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.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Run History
1 month ago, 1 month ago.
SystemMSI MS-7916
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 7 (MS-7916)  (all builds)
Memory22.1 GB free of 32 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140918
Uptime1.6 Days
Run DateApr 25 '21 at 07:55
Run Duration213 Seconds
Run User NLD-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing as expected (42nd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-4790K-$348
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
77.4% Very good
Memory 80.6
1-Core 100
2-Core 234
78% 138 Pts
4-Core 401
8-Core 565
63% 483 Pts
64-Core 638
43% 638 Pts
Poor: 68%
This bench: 77.4%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$340
CLim: 1443 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 456.71
Relative performance n/a - atypical extreme
Poor: 45% Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$135
349GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 364 368 360 342 347 345 MB/s
Performing below expectations (40th percentile)
108% Outstanding
Read 422
Write 406
Mixed 334
SusWrite 354
85% 379 MB/s
4K Read 33.6
4K Write 95.7
4K Mixed 54.4
171% 61.2 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 343
DQ Mixed 356
268% 358 MB/s
Poor: 85%
This bench: 108%
Great: 134%
WD Blue 4TB (2015)-$85
2TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 168 163 168 171 169 171 MB/s
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
86.3% Excellent
Read 132
Write 140
Mixed 89.4
SusWrite 168
97% 132 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1.1
214% 1.6 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 86.3%
Great: 103%
Seagate Desktop HDD 4TB (2013)-$85
3.5TB free
Firmware: CC54
SusWrite @10s intervals: 164 162 166 165 166 167 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
93.9% Outstanding
Read 162
Write 132
Mixed 72
SusWrite 165
97% 133 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
137% 1 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 93.9%
Great: 98%
WD Green 2TB (2011)-$100
611GB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51
SusWrite @10s intervals: 77 78 78 82 78 83 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
40% Average
Read 60.4
Write 56
Mixed 25.6
SusWrite 79.2
40% 55.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.3
74% 0.5 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 40%
Great: 67%
WD Green 4TB (2013)-$136
2TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 101 101 101 102 101 102 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
49.1% Average
Read 69.6
Write 71.2
Mixed 54.6
SusWrite 101
55% 74.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.9
167% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 49.1%
Great: 87%
WD Blue 4TB (2015)-$85
3.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 130 127 132 132 133 133 MB/s
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
85.9% Excellent
Read 168
Write 163
Mixed 103
SusWrite 131
104% 141 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
205% 1.57 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 85.9%
Great: 103%
WD Green 3TB (2011)-$93
2TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 78 74 76 78 78 78 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
43.7% Average
Read 74.8
Write 79.8
Mixed 54.6
SusWrite 77.1
53% 71.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.6
132% 1 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 43.7%
Great: 84%
SMI USB DISK 4GB
3GB free, PID 1000
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 8 8.2 8.2 8.2 8.1 8.2 MB/s
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
5.78% Terrible
Read 19.4
Write 8.2
Mixed 6.8
SusWrite 8.1
12% 10.6 MB/s
4K Read 5.1
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 0
19% 1.7 MB/s
Poor: 3%
This bench: 5.78%
Great: 8%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600 C10 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
57.5% Above average
MC Read 21.2
MC Write 21.7
MC Mixed 17.8
58% 20.2 GB/s
SC Read 14.5
SC Write 19
SC Mixed 18
49% 17.2 GB/s
Latency 79.4
50% 79.4 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 57.5%
Great: 66%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 7 (MS-7916) - $203

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $991
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