MSI Z97 GAMING 7 (MS-7916)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 90%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (77th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 23 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 78.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics96.2% 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 Drive105% 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)
Memory12.1 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 11:45
Run Duration221 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing above expectations (77th 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-$308
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (60th percentile)
78.8% Very good
SC Int 111
SC Float 114
SC Mixed 110
89% 111 Pts
QC Int 384
QC Float 408
QC Mixed 388
89% 394 Pts
MC Int 555
MC Float 589
MC Mixed 589
86% 578 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 78.8%
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)
96.2% Outstanding
Lighting 468
Reflection 215
Parallax 262
122% 315 fps
MRender 162
Gravity 223
Splatting 152
78% 179 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 96.2%
Great: 90%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Pro 256GB-$299
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 (93rd percentile)
105% Outstanding
Read 509
Write 476
Mixed 460
108% 482 MB/s
4K Read 35.8
4K Write 95.3
4K Mixed 26.3
138% 52.5 MB/s
DQ Read 355
DQ Write 319
DQ Mixed 70.3
126% 248 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 105%
Great: 107%
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$96
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 (91st percentile)
114% Outstanding
Read 503
Write 404
Mixed 413
98% 440 MB/s
4K Read 46.8
4K Write 90.1
4K Mixed 46.7
178% 61.2 MB/s
DQ Read 367
DQ Write 274
DQ Mixed 113
141% 251 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 114%
Great: 116%
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$69
621GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
93.8% Outstanding
Read 171
Write 157
Mixed 151
120% 160 MB/s
4K Read 0.21
4K Write 0.46
4K Mixed 0.16
35% 0.28 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 93.8%
Great: 106%
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 (93rd percentile)
80.9% Excellent
Read 136
Write 146
Mixed 134
104% 138 MB/s
4K Read 0.91
4K Write 2.44
4K Mixed 0.29
115% 1.21 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 80.9%
Great: 83%
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$69
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 (24th percentile)
75.9% Very good
Read 130
Write 134
Mixed 111
94% 125 MB/s
4K Read 0.44
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.21
86% 1.02 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 75.9%
Great: 106%
WD My Passport 2TB
1.5TB free, PID 0748
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
43.7% Average
Read 101
Write 103
Mixed 92.1
127% 98.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.52
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.18
80% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 43.7%
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 (72nd percentile)
42.1% Average
MC Read 14.6
MC Write 14.8
MC Mixed 12.7
40% 14 GB/s
SC Read 12.5
SC Write 14.7
SC Mixed 13.2
38% 13.5 GB/s
Latency 74.2
54% 74.2 ns
Poor: 30%
This bench: 42.1%
Great: 55%
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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 80%
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: $1,148
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