MSI Z97 GAMING 7 (MS-7916)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 39%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 34%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (54th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 46 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. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 57.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics38.6% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive68.3% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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 (13%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7916
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 7 (MS-7916)  (all builds)
Memory11.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 13 '17 at 19:45
Run Duration150 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 13%

 PC Performing as expected (54th 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 i3-4150-$144
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
57.8% Above average
SC Int 102
SC Float 103
SC Mixed 99.9
81% 101 Pts
QC Int 254
QC Float 271
QC Mixed 268
60% 264 Pts
MC Int 255
MC Float 274
MC Mixed 268
40% 266 Pts
Poor: 43%
This bench: 57.8%
Great: 59%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 760-$209
MSI(1462 284E) 2GB
CLim: 1228 MHz, MLim: 1544 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 384.94
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
38.6% Below average
Lighting 160
Reflection 67
Parallax 84.5
41% 104 fps
MRender 82.3
Gravity 98.8
Splatting 76.2
37% 85.8 fps
Poor: 31%
This bench: 38.6%
Great: 40%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel SSDSCKGF180A4H 180GB
75GB free
Firmware: LH6i Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
68.3% Good
Read 440
Write 166
Mixed 267
64% 291 MB/s
4K Read 27.1
4K Write 89.8
4K Mixed 14.1
107% 43.7 MB/s
DQ Read 256
DQ Write 192
DQ Mixed 52.1
86% 167 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 68.3%
Great: 74%
WD Black 1TB (2010)-$50
756GB free
Firmware: 05.00K05 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
58.9% Above average
Read 115
Write 89.9
Mixed 93.8
75% 99.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.83
4K Write 2.13
4K Mixed 0.4
118% 1.12 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 58.9%
Great: 78%
Toshiba MK2002TSKB 2TB
518GB free
Firmware: MT2A Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
53.4% Above average
Read 96.5
Write 89.8
Mixed 107
74% 97.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.13
4K Mixed 0.36
94% 0.76 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 53.4%
Great: 86%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Dominator DDR3 2133 C9 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (12th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
44.5% Average
MC Read 14.7
MC Write 15.1
MC Mixed 13.2
41% 14.3 GB/s
SC Read 12.9
SC Write 15.2
SC Mixed 13.9
40% 14 GB/s
Latency 54
74% 54 ns
Poor: 37%
This bench: 44.5%
Great: 81%
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L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical Z97 GAMING 7 (MS-7916) Builds (Compare 1,799 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
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Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $1,029
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