MSI Z97A GAMING 7 (MS-7916)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (57th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 43 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 102%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics49.3% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive60.3% 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7916
MotherboardMSI Z97A GAMING 7 (MS-7916)  (all builds)
Memory13.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150213
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateDec 07 '17 at 20:21
Run Duration113 Seconds
Run User BGR-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing as expected (57th 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 i5-4690K-$235
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4.5 GHz, turbo 5.75 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
102% Outstanding
SC Int 133
SC Float 136
SC Mixed 135
108% 135 Pts
QC Int 531
QC Float 535
QC Mixed 536
121% 534 Pts
MC Int 529
MC Float 526
MC Mixed 542
80% 533 Pts
Poor: 63%
This bench: 102%
Great: 100%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 280X-$210
CLim: 1070 MHz, MLim: 1550 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 17.7
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
49.3% Average
Lighting 155
Reflection 89.6
Parallax 202
53% 149 fps
MRender 68.5
Gravity 151
Splatting 97.6
46% 106 fps
Poor: 38%
This bench: 49.3%
Great: 51%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 750 EVO 500GB
345GB free
Firmware: MAT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
60.3% Good
Read 471
Write 263
Mixed 271
74% 335 MB/s
4K Read 22.6
4K Write 31.8
4K Mixed 21.5
79% 25.3 MB/s
DQ Read 27.5
DQ Write 25
DQ Mixed 14
14% 22.2 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 60.3%
Great: 90%
Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.C 1TB-$52
411GB free
Firmware: JP4OA3EA Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
56.9% Above average
Read 95.3
Write 103
Mixed 81.1
70% 93.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.66
4K Write 1.39
4K Mixed 0.36
93% 0.8 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 56.9%
Great: 75%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown CL11-13-13 D3-2400 0215 CMZ4GX3M1A1600C9 1319 CL11-13-13 D3-2400 0215 CMZ4GX3M1A1600C9 16GB
2400, 1600, 2400, 1600 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
64.3% Good
MC Read 22
MC Write 23.1
MC Mixed 20.6
63% 21.9 GB/s
SC Read 17.7
SC Write 23.7
SC Mixed 19.9
58% 20.4 GB/s
Latency 57
70% 57 ns
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical Z97A GAMING 7 (MS-7916) Builds (Compare 450 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
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Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
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Motherboard: MSI Z97A GAMING 7 (MS-7916)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $804
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