MSI Z97 GAMING 7 (MS-7916)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 107%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (61st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 39 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 89%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics125% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive69% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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.
SystemMSI MS-7916
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 7 (MS-7916)  (all builds)
Memory25 GB free of 32 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 21 '17 at 01:06
Run Duration210 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing above expectations (61st 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 i5-4690K-$235
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
89% Excellent
SC Int 126
SC Float 128
SC Mixed 123
100% 126 Pts
QC Int 415
QC Float 450
QC Mixed 461
100% 442 Pts
MC Int 477
MC Float 468
MC Mixed 467
71% 471 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 89%
Great: 101%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$91
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 378.78
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
125% Outstanding
Lighting 405
Reflection 380
Parallax 399
125% 395 fps
MRender 234
Gravity 384
Splatting 244
125% 287 fps
Poor: 87%
This bench: 125%
Great: 143%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk Ultra II 480GB-$140
291GB free
Firmware: X41100RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
69% Good
Read 490
Write 220
Mixed 266
71% 325 MB/s
4K Read 34.5
4K Write 67.5
4K Mixed 20.3
114% 40.8 MB/s
DQ Read 36.9
DQ Write 78.8
DQ Mixed 12.5
22% 42.7 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 69%
Great: 83%
Crucial M500 240GB-$150
109GB free
Firmware: MU03 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
86.9% Excellent
Read 500
Write 272
Mixed 349
82% 374 MB/s
4K Read 25.7
4K Write 98.1
4K Mixed 28.7
128% 50.8 MB/s
DQ Read 310
DQ Write 223
DQ Mixed 48.9
95% 194 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 86.9%
Great: 88%
Seagate Desktop SSHD 4TB-$183
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC45 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5900 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
66.4% Good
Read 89.3
Write 141
Mixed 101
83% 111 MB/s
4K Read 0.62
4K Write 5.44
4K Mixed 0.61
194% 2.22 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 66.4%
Great: 94%
Drobo Gen3 17.5TB
11TB free, PID 3344
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
55.2% Above average
Read 177
Write 80
Mixed 55.7
112% 104 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 3.87
4K Mixed 0.41
149% 1.7 MB/s
Poor: 26%
This bench: 55.2%
Great: 90%
Lexar LRWM04U 32GB
10GB free, PID b053
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
90.7% Outstanding
Read 270
Write 186
Mixed 207
270% 221 MB/s
4K Read 14.2
4K Write 2.47
4K Mixed 2.09
208% 6.27 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 90.7%
Great: 91%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600 C9 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
59.6% Above average
MC Read 20.1
MC Write 22.3
MC Mixed 19.4
59% 20.6 GB/s
SC Read 16.2
SC Write 20.9
SC Mixed 19.8
54% 19 GB/s
Latency 71.6
56% 71.6 ns
Poor: 43%
This bench: 59.6%
Great: 75%
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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 1,490 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Very good Total price: $1,148
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