MSI Z97A GAMING 6 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 101%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (86th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 14 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
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 88.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics112% 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 Drive86.7% 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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 8 years and 1 month old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97A GAMING 6 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory12.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 21 '17 at 18:59
Run Duration170 Seconds
Run User IRL-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing way above expectations (86th 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
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
88.3% Excellent
SC Int 127
SC Float 128
SC Mixed 125
101% 126 Pts
QC Int 481
QC Float 472
QC Mixed 449
106% 467 Pts
MC Int 494
MC Float 504
MC Mixed 499
75% 499 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 88.3%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$410
CLim: 2037 MHz, MLim: 2127 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 378.66
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
112% Outstanding
Lighting 366
Reflection 325
Parallax 343
111% 345 fps
MRender 223
Gravity 326
Splatting 243
114% 264 fps
Poor: 88%
This bench: 112%
Great: 111%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX100 256GB-$116
159GB free
Firmware: MU01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
86.7% Excellent
Read 522
Write 330
Mixed 197
77% 350 MB/s
4K Read 30.8
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 30.9
140% 54.6 MB/s
DQ Read 120
DQ Write 34.2
DQ Mixed 44.1
41% 66.2 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 86.7%
Great: 95%
OCZ Agility 3 240GB-$199
73GB free
Firmware: 2.22 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
54.3% Above average
Read 214
Write 156
Mixed 126
37% 165 MB/s
4K Read 23.4
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 13.4
108% 47.1 MB/s
DQ Read 139
DQ Write 102
DQ Mixed 41.3
52% 94.2 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 54.3%
Great: 61%
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$60
860GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
104% Outstanding
Read 187
Write 174
Mixed 150
128% 170 MB/s
4K Read 1.14
4K Write 2.68
4K Mixed 0.37
138% 1.4 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 104%
Great: 105%
Seagate ST3320820AS 320GB-$34
203GB free
Firmware: 3.AAD Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
40.4% Average
Read 71.3
Write 69.4
Mixed 24.3
40% 55 MB/s
4K Read 0.66
4K Write 1.31
4K Mixed 0.4
96% 0.79 MB/s
Poor: 25%
This bench: 40.4%
Great: 43%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 1600 C9 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 1800 MHz
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
69.8% Good
MC Read 24.5
MC Write 25.4
MC Mixed 21.9
68% 23.9 GB/s
SC Read 18.6
SC Write 23.9
SC Mixed 23.1
62% 21.9 GB/s
Latency 54.7
73% 54.7 ns
Poor: 27%
This bench: 69.8%
Great: 62%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z97A GAMING 6 (MS-7917) Builds (Compare 366 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: MSI Z97A GAMING 6 (MS-7917)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $915
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