MSI Z87M GAMING (MS-7866)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 82%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (74th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 26 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 91.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics84.1% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7866
MotherboardMSI Z87M GAMING (MS-7866)  (all builds)
Memory12.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150602
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 19 '17 at 03:53
Run Duration108 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing above expectations (74th 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-$339
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
91.9% Outstanding
SC Int 138
SC Float 136
SC Mixed 135
109% 136 Pts
QC Int 430
QC Float 440
QC Mixed 437
99% 436 Pts
MC Int 670
MC Float 723
MC Mixed 711
105% 702 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 91.9%
Great: 100%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 Fury-X-$618
CLim: 1075 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.5.2
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
84.1% Excellent
Lighting 244
Reflection 158
Parallax 374
90% 259 fps
MRender 127
Gravity 246
Splatting 178
80% 184 fps
Poor: 65%
This bench: 84.1%
Great: 88%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$90
121GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
93.2% Outstanding
Read 515
Write 417
Mixed 420
100% 451 MB/s
4K Read 43.8
4K Write 92.2
4K Mixed 26.8
149% 54.2 MB/s
DQ Read 44.6
DQ Write 101
DQ Mixed 26.3
33% 57.4 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 93.2%
Great: 115%
PNY CS2211 480GB-$160
75GB free
Firmware: CS221016 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
99.8% Outstanding
Read 528
Write 506
Mixed 502
114% 512 MB/s
4K Read 32.4
4K Write 99.4
4K Mixed 14.5
120% 48.8 MB/s
DQ Read 297
DQ Write 314
DQ Mixed 63.8
115% 225 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 99.8%
Great: 101%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR3 1866 C10 2x8GB-$118
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1333 MHz clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
79.4% Very good
MC Read 28.5
MC Write 29
MC Mixed 24.3
78% 27.3 GB/s
SC Read 21.7
SC Write 25.7
SC Mixed 25.8
70% 24.4 GB/s
Latency 47.4
84% 47.4 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 79.4%
Great: 72%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z87M GAMING (MS-7866) Builds (Compare 347 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 60%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat

Motherboard: MSI Z87M GAMING (MS-7866) - $230

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $1,047
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