MSI Z97 GAMING 7 (MS-7916)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (37th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 63 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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 86.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics74.7% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive136% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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.
SystemMSI MS-7916
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 7 (MS-7916)  (all builds)
Memory13.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 13 '17 at 00:41
Run Duration117 Seconds
Run User ESP-User
Background CPU6%

 PC Performing below expectations (37th 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 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
86.7% Excellent
SC Int 130
SC Float 132
SC Mixed 127
104% 130 Pts
QC Int 454
QC Float 411
QC Mixed 413
97% 426 Pts
MC Int 624
MC Float 660
MC Mixed 666
97% 650 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 86.7%
Great: 99%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-$500
Asus(1043 8518) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1463 MHz, MLim: 1775 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 384.94
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
74.7% Very good
Lighting 242
Reflection 204
Parallax 224
73% 223 fps
MRender 162
Gravity 218
Splatting 147
76% 176 fps
Poor: 56%
This bench: 74.7%
Great: 87%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba OCZ RD400 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB-$250
295GB free
Firmware: 57CZ Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
136% Outstanding
Read 753
Write 697
Mixed 756
164% 735 MB/s
4K Read 41.5
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 31.9
169% 65.9 MB/s
DQ Read 36.5
DQ Write 548
DQ Mixed 25.2
99% 203 MB/s
Poor: 154%
This bench: 136%
Great: 264%
OCZ Vertex 450 256GB-$206
238GB free
Firmware: 2.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
103% Outstanding
Read 495
Write 481
Mixed 484
109% 486 MB/s
4K Read 18.4
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 33.1
129% 54.1 MB/s
DQ Read 300
DQ Write 328
DQ Mixed 16.7
95% 215 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 103%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 1866 C9 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing below potential (9th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
38.5% Below average
MC Read 12.6
MC Write 12.5
MC Mixed 11.1
34% 12.1 GB/s
SC Read 11.6
SC Write 12.3
SC Mixed 12.9
35% 12.3 GB/s
Latency 55
73% 55 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 38.5%
Great: 74%
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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 1,886 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $1,134
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