MSI Z97A GAMING 6 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (36th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 64 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 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 70.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics69.7% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive55.4% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
Memory12GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 12GB 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.
High background CPU (21%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97A GAMING 6 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory8.6 GB free of 12 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150120
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 14 '17 at 04:02
Run Duration144 Seconds
Run User ARG-User
Background CPU 21%

 PC Performing below expectations (36th 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 way below expectations (13th percentile)
70.8% Very good
SC Int 101
SC Float 107
SC Mixed 104
83% 104 Pts
QC Int 326
QC Float 357
QC Mixed 336
77% 340 Pts
MC Int 530
MC Float 542
MC Mixed 555
81% 542 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 70.8%
Great: 85%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-3GB-$200
CLim: 1949 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 385.41
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
69.7% Good
Lighting 212
Reflection 175
Parallax 200
64% 195 fps
MRender 151
Gravity 203
Splatting 163
74% 172 fps
Poor: 58%
This bench: 69.7%
Great: 73%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow UV400 120GB-$68
2GB free
Firmware: 0C3J96R9 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
55.4% Above average
Read 482
Write 194
Mixed 226
66% 300 MB/s
4K Read 29.2
4K Write 39.3
4K Mixed 7.82
75% 25.5 MB/s
DQ Read 29.1
DQ Write 112
DQ Mixed 7.11
24% 49.4 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 55.4%
Great: 64%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$47
10GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
69% Good
Read 125
Write 115
Mixed 158
101% 133 MB/s
4K Read 1.15
4K Write 2.13
4K Mixed 0.25
115% 1.17 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 69%
Great: 107%
TOSHIBA External USB 3.0 1TB
183GB free, PID a00e
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
28.8% Poor
Read 80.4
Write 73.4
Mixed 39.8
78% 64.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.45
4K Write 0.33
4K Mixed 0.2
20% 0.33 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 28.8%
Great: 42%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston KHX1600C10D3/8G KHX1600C10D3/8G 12GB
1600, 1600 MHz
8192, 4096 MB
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
28.5% Poor
MC Read 9.9
MC Write 10.2
MC Mixed 8
27% 9.37 GB/s
SC Read 8.6
SC Write 8.1
SC Mixed 6.6
22% 7.77 GB/s
Latency 80.7
50% 80.7 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 28.5%
Great: 58%
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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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Desktop
Desktop 80%
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Workstation
Workstation 59%
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Motherboard: MSI Z97A GAMING 6 (MS-7917)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $926
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