MSI Z97 GAMING 7 (MS-7916)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 90%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (81st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 19 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 79.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics95.5% 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 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7916
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 7 (MS-7916)  (all builds)
Memory12.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.1 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors, 3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 19 '17 at 11:13
Run Duration237 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing above expectations (81st 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 i7-4790-$299
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
79.1% Very good
SC Int 113
SC Float 113
SC Mixed 110
90% 112 Pts
QC Int 387
QC Float 388
QC Mixed 390
88% 388 Pts
MC Int 554
MC Float 591
MC Mixed 591
87% 579 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 79.1%
Great: 87%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-$500
Gigabyte(1458 3669) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1493 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 382.33
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
95.5% Outstanding
Lighting 470
Reflection 215
Parallax 242
120% 309 fps
MRender 162
Gravity 223
Splatting 152
78% 179 fps
Poor: 62%
This bench: 95.5%
Great: 87%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Pro 256GB-$199
143GB free
Firmware: DXM06B0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
104% Outstanding
Read 510
Write 463
Mixed 456
106% 476 MB/s
4K Read 35.4
4K Write 95.7
4K Mixed 25.8
137% 52.3 MB/s
DQ Read 358
DQ Write 315
DQ Mixed 70.9
126% 248 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 104%
Great: 109%
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$90
122GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
114% Outstanding
Read 504
Write 407
Mixed 415
98% 442 MB/s
4K Read 46.8
4K Write 90.5
4K Mixed 46.4
178% 61.2 MB/s
DQ Read 368
DQ Write 271
DQ Mixed 114
141% 251 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 114%
Great: 115%
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$70
621GB 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 (96th percentile)
105% Outstanding
Read 177
Write 189
Mixed 175
136% 180 MB/s
4K Read 1.34
4K Write 2.61
4K Mixed 0.35
143% 1.43 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 105%
Great: 105%
WD Green 3TB (2011)-$93
1.5TB 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 (90th percentile)
78.7% Very good
Read 132
Write 141
Mixed 132
102% 135 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 0.22
108% 1.21 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 78.7%
Great: 83%
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$70
95GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
77.3% Very good
Read 142
Write 128
Mixed 100
92% 123 MB/s
4K Read 0.63
4K Write 2.27
4K Mixed 0.19
90% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 77.3%
Great: 105%
WD My Passport 2TB
1.5TB free, PID 0748
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
44% Average
Read 100
Write 103
Mixed 91.5
126% 98.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.47
4K Write 2.24
4K Mixed 0.17
84% 0.96 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 44%
Great: 42%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL F3-8500CL7-4GBRL DDR3 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1067 MHz
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
42.3% Average
MC Read 14.5
MC Write 14.9
MC Mixed 12.7
40% 14 GB/s
SC Read 12.1
SC Write 15.2
SC Mixed 14
39% 13.8 GB/s
Latency 72.8
55% 72.8 ns
Poor: 30%
This bench: 42.3%
Great: 51%
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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 1,794 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 77% - Very good Total price: $1,019
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