MSI Z97 GAMING 7 (MS-7916)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 33%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (51st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 49 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 83.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics26.8% 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 Drive94.9% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (20%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7916
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 7 (MS-7916)  (all builds)
Memory8.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140724
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateOct 13 '17 at 03:43
Run Duration90 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 20%

 PC Performing as expected (51st 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 below expectations (24th percentile)
83.1% Excellent
SC Int 124
SC Float 123
SC Mixed 121
98% 123 Pts
QC Int 384
QC Float 402
QC Mixed 396
89% 394 Pts
MC Int 614
MC Float 655
MC Mixed 658
96% 642 Pts
Poor: 73%
This bench: 83.1%
Great: 99%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 770-$279
MSI(1462 2825) 2GB
CLim: 1241 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 385.28
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
26.8% Poor
Lighting 73.1
Reflection 62.4
Parallax 83.5
24% 73 fps
MRender 68.5
Gravity 79.2
Splatting 54.7
29% 67.5 fps
Poor: 43%
This bench: 26.8%
Great: 52%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB-$158
95GB free
Firmware: EXT0CB6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
94.9% Outstanding
Read 506
Write 346
Mixed 349
89% 400 MB/s
4K Read 44.4
4K Write 78.5
4K Mixed 25.9
142% 49.6 MB/s
DQ Read 302
DQ Write 232
DQ Mixed 22
83% 185 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 94.9%
Great: 97%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 1866 C10 2x8GB-$146
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
66.5% Good
MC Read 23.8
MC Write 24.6
MC Mixed 20.8
66% 23.1 GB/s
SC Read 15.2
SC Write 21.4
SC Mixed 21.6
55% 19.4 GB/s
Latency 56.7
71% 56.7 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 66.5%
Great: 71%
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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 1,781 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
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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: 77% - Very good Total price: $1,028
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