MSI Z97 GAMING 7 (MS-7916)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (55th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 45 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 76.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics67.6% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive104% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (11%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
5 months ago, 5 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7916
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 7 (MS-7916)  (all builds)
Memory12.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit farver
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 20 '17 at 01:36
Run Duration116 Seconds
Run User NLD-User
Background CPU 11%

 PC Performing as expected (55th 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 i5-4690-$255
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
76.7% Very good
SC Int 106
SC Float 101
SC Mixed 104
83% 103 Pts
QC Int 319
QC Float 412
QC Mixed 402
85% 378 Pts
MC Int 426
MC Float 426
MC Mixed 397
62% 416 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 76.7%
Great: 85%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 290X-$549
AMD(1002 0B00) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1000 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.5.2
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
67.6% Good
Lighting 198
Reflection 152
Parallax 285
71% 212 fps
MRender 123
Gravity 169
Splatting 174
65% 155 fps
Poor: 58%
This bench: 67.6%
Great: 73%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 120GB-$81
24GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
104% Outstanding
Read 505
Write 405
Mixed 410
98% 440 MB/s
4K Read 41.8
4K Write 86.3
4K Mixed 34.2
153% 54.1 MB/s
DQ Read 317
DQ Write 265
DQ Mixed 64.5
110% 216 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 104%
Great: 115%
WD Elements 1TB
602GB free, PID 10a8
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing above expectations (85th percentile)
35.7% Below average
Read 80.3
Write 86.1
Mixed 82.9
108% 83.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.21
67% 0.8 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 35.7%
Great: 41%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston KHX1600C10D3L/8G KHX1600C10D3/8G 16GB
1600, 1600 MHz
8192, 8192 MB
Performing below potential (20th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
32.7% Below average
MC Read 10.3
MC Write 11.1
MC Mixed 9.8
30% 10.4 GB/s
SC Read 10.2
SC Write 10.6
SC Mixed 10
29% 10.3 GB/s
Latency 68.6
58% 68.6 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 32.7%
Great: 61%
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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 1,489 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 81%
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: $1,147
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