MSI Z97 GAMING 7 (MS-7916)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 101%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 71%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (94th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 6 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: 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 105%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics38.2% 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 Drive119% 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7916
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 7 (MS-7916)  (all builds)
Memory14.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 15 '17 at 00:54
Run Duration103 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing way above expectations (94th 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 4.7 GHz, turbo 5.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
105% Outstanding
SC Int 139
SC Float 142
SC Mixed 140
112% 140 Pts
QC Int 551
QC Float 543
QC Mixed 531
123% 542 Pts
MC Int 691
MC Float 741
MC Mixed 729
108% 720 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 105%
Great: 101%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 950-$132
Gigabyte(1458 36C3) 2GB
CLim: 1569 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
38.2% Below average
Lighting 122
Reflection 98.7
Parallax 110
36% 110 fps
MRender 85.6
Gravity 108
Splatting 83
40% 92.3 fps
Poor: 27%
This bench: 38.2%
Great: 37%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$150
381GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
119% Outstanding
Read 518
Write 413
Mixed 421
100% 450 MB/s
4K Read 47.1
4K Write 99.7
4K Mixed 51
190% 65.9 MB/s
DQ Read 369
DQ Write 279
DQ Mixed 129
149% 259 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 119%
Great: 118%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$54
909GB free
Firmware: CC45 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
104% Outstanding
Read 187
Write 177
Mixed 169
134% 178 MB/s
4K Read 0.79
4K Write 2.03
4K Mixed 0.25
98% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 104%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR3 1866 C10 2x8GB-$131
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1333 MHz clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
68.6% Good
MC Read 25.1
MC Write 24.7
MC Mixed 19.5
66% 23.1 GB/s
SC Read 19
SC Write 25.6
SC Mixed 24
65% 22.9 GB/s
Latency 53.4
75% 53.4 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 68.6%
Great: 72%
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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 1,676 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 64%
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Desktop
Desktop 81%
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Workstation
Workstation 59%
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Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 7 (MS-7916) - $203

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $1,009
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HDDRAMUSB
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