MSI Z97 GAMING 7 (MS-7916)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 65%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (62nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 38 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 95.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics62.8% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive93.2% 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 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)
Memory11.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit kleuren
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140918
Uptime5.1 Days
Run DateApr 21 '17 at 20:08
Run Duration140 Seconds
Run User NLD-User
Background CPU10%

 PC Performing above expectations (62nd 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 way above expectations (92nd percentile)
95.2% Outstanding
SC Int 130
SC Float 132
SC Mixed 128
104% 130 Pts
QC Int 510
QC Float 516
QC Mixed 500
115% 508 Pts
MC Int 508
MC Float 513
MC Mixed 500
76% 507 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 95.2%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$275
CLim: 1506 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 376.53
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
62.8% Good
Lighting 194
Reflection 178
Parallax 194
58% 189 fps
MRender 151
Gravity 186
Splatting 127
75% 154 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 62.8%
Great: 72%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Pro 256GB-$138
11GB free
Firmware: EXM02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
93.2% Outstanding
Read 523
Write 144
Mixed 257
67% 308 MB/s
4K Read 37.6
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 41.4
169% 63.4 MB/s
DQ Read 367
DQ Write 177
DQ Mixed 76.2
109% 207 MB/s
Poor: 70%
This bench: 93.2%
Great: 123%
WD Green 2TB (2011)-$103
1.5TB free
Firmware: 51.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
52.9% Above average
Read 95
Write 89.4
Mixed 68.1
63% 84.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.63
4K Write 1.22
4K Mixed 0.25
76% 0.7 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 52.9%
Great: 67%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$68
862GB free
Firmware: CC25 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
87.9% Excellent
Read 156
Write 150
Mixed 147
114% 151 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.47
4K Mixed 0.21
72% 0.73 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 87.9%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS8G3D169DS3.16FE 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
63.3% Good
MC Read 21.9
MC Write 22.6
MC Mixed 20.2
62% 21.6 GB/s
SC Read 17.3
SC Write 22.9
SC Mixed 19.4
57% 19.9 GB/s
Latency 57
70% 57 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 63.3%
Great: 64%
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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 1,650 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 77% - Very good Total price: $1,036
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