MSI Z97 GAMING 7 (MS-7916)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (50th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 50 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 84.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics63.3% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive100% 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 8.1 is the second most recent version of Windows but it's worth upgrading to Windows 10 which has had several improvements made to the user interface including a better homescreen.
Sub-optimal background CPU (13%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7916
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 7 (MS-7916)  (all builds)
Memory9.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit Farben
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20140918
Uptime0.5 Days
Run DateDec 30 '17 at 00:39
Run Duration176 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU 13%

 PC Performing as expected (50th 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-$365
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
84.4% Excellent
SC Int 124
SC Float 127
SC Mixed 125
100% 125 Pts
QC Int 385
QC Float 416
QC Mixed 404
91% 402 Pts
MC Int 599
MC Float 632
MC Mixed 609
92% 613 Pts
Poor: 73%
This bench: 84.4%
Great: 99%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$300
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.43
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
63.3% Good
Lighting 197
Reflection 174
Parallax 190
60% 187 fps
MRender 145
Gravity 183
Splatting 127
66% 152 fps
Poor: 54%
This bench: 63.3%
Great: 71%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
HyperX Savage 240GB-$87
142GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFM00.r Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
100% Outstanding
Read 522
Write 507
Mixed 506
114% 511 MB/s
4K Read 31
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 14
120% 49.7 MB/s
DQ Read 346
DQ Write 309
DQ Mixed 14.3
96% 223 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 100%
Great: 111%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
387GB free
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
78.1% Very good
Read 144
Write 128
Mixed 134
102% 135 MB/s
4K Read 0.43
4K Write 1.54
4K Mixed 0.19
68% 0.72 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 78.1%
Great: 115%
Toshiba DT01ACA050 500GB-$25
86GB free
Firmware: MS1OA750 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
88.2% Excellent
Read 160
Write 148
Mixed 148
114% 152 MB/s
4K Read 0.57
4K Write 1.72
4K Mixed 0.15
72% 0.81 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 88.2%
Great: 102%
Intenso USB 3.0 Device 2TB
1.5TB free, PID 55aa
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
32.2% Below average
Read 40
Write 38.1
Mixed 38.4
50% 38.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 5.84
4K Mixed 0.42
216% 2.35 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 32.2%
Great: 72%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair CM3X8GA2133C11Y4 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing as expected (40th percentile)
69.4% Good
MC Read 25.1
MC Write 25.6
MC Mixed 21.3
69% 24 GB/s
SC Read 14.7
SC Write 23.3
SC Mixed 23.2
58% 20.4 GB/s
Latency 53
75% 53 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 69.4%
Great: 80%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z97 GAMING 7 (MS-7916) Builds (Compare 2,589 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 79% - Very good Total price: $968
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