MSI Z97A GAMING 7 (MS-7916)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (63rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 37 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 70.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics106% 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 Drive91.3% 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.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (17%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
3 days ago, 3 days ago.
SystemMSI MS-7916
MotherboardMSI Z97A GAMING 7 (MS-7916)  (all builds)
Memory25.9 GB free of 32 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime3 Days
Run DateMay 20 '17 at 04:47
Run Duration369 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 17%

 PC Performing above expectations (63rd 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 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
70.4% Very good
SC Int 98.9
SC Float 101
SC Mixed 95.2
79% 98.5 Pts
QC Int 332
QC Float 322
QC Mixed 368
77% 340 Pts
MC Int 396
MC Float 376
MC Mixed 378
58% 383 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 70.4%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$368
MaxC: 1999 MHz, MaxM: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 382.5
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
106% Outstanding
Lighting 338
Reflection 299
Parallax 346
103% 328 fps
MRender 205
Gravity 299
Splatting 233
108% 246 fps
Poor: 72%
This bench: 106%
Great: 110%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
HyperX Savage 240GB-$117
75GB free
Firmware: SAFM00.r Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
91.3% Outstanding
Read 506
Write 485
Mixed 497
111% 496 MB/s
4K Read 30.1
4K Write 55.3
4K Mixed 14.1
93% 33.2 MB/s
DQ Read 347
DQ Write 314
DQ Mixed 14.1
97% 225 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 91.3%
Great: 99%
WD Green 6TB (2014)-$213
4.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5700 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
87.5% Excellent
Read 155
Write 149
Mixed 144
113% 150 MB/s
4K Read 0.88
4K Write 2.78
4K Mixed 0.22
113% 1.29 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 87.5%
Great: 96%
WD Green 2TB (2012)-$79
668GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
80.9% Excellent
Read 142
Write 140
Mixed 114
99% 132 MB/s
4K Read 0.65
4K Write 2.23
4K Mixed 0.21
91% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 80.9%
Great: 83%
Generic Flash Disk 16GB
14GB free, PID 7777
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
6.19% Terrible
Read 25.8
Write 5.13
Mixed 7.79
13% 12.9 MB/s
4K Read 5.59
4K Write 0.005
4K Mixed 0.009
21% 1.87 MB/s
Poor: 3%
This bench: 6.19%
Great: 8%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Sniper DDR3 2400 C11 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (23rd percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
49.6% Average
MC Read 17
MC Write 18.5
MC Mixed 15.8
49% 17.1 GB/s
SC Read 12.3
SC Write 17.3
SC Mixed 15.4
43% 15 GB/s
Latency 76.5
52% 76.5 ns
Poor: 39%
This bench: 49.6%
Great: 89%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Gaming
Gaming 63%
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Desktop
Desktop 80%
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Workstation
Workstation 59%
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Motherboard: MSI Z97A GAMING 7 (MS-7916)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $900
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