MSI Z97 GAMING 7 (MS-7916)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (53rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 47 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 96.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics68.4% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive91.7% 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.
Run History
6 months ago, 6 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7916
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 7 (MS-7916)  (all builds)
Memory11.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150814
Uptime7 Days
Run DateJan 13 '18 at 09:23
Run Duration140 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing as expected (53rd 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-$348
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
96.8% Outstanding
SC Int 122
SC Float 124
SC Mixed 128
100% 125 Pts
QC Int 476
QC Float 474
QC Mixed 495
109% 482 Pts
MC Int 615
MC Float 664
MC Mixed 653
96% 644 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 96.8%
Great: 97%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 290X-$549
CLim: 1000 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.1.1
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
68.4% Good
Lighting 209
Reflection 154
Parallax 269
71% 210 fps
MRender 123
Gravity 175
Splatting 175
66% 158 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 68.4%
Great: 73%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$85
92GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
91.7% Outstanding
Read 502
Write 407
Mixed 395
97% 435 MB/s
4K Read 39.3
4K Write 89.8
4K Mixed 23.9
138% 51 MB/s
DQ Read 39.6
DQ Write 253
DQ Mixed 22.8
54% 105 MB/s
Poor: 74%
This bench: 91.7%
Great: 126%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB-$75
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC27 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
112% Outstanding
Read 192
Write 199
Mixed 174
141% 188 MB/s
4K Read 0.82
4K Write 1.63
4K Mixed 0.38
107% 0.95 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 112%
Great: 113%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB-$66
105GB free
Firmware: CC3E Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
44% Average
Read 94
Write 59.3
Mixed 70.4
56% 74.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.36
4K Write 0.96
4K Mixed 0.35
72% 0.56 MB/s
Poor: 23%
This bench: 44%
Great: 68%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 Kingston KHX1600C9D3/4GX 0215 CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 Kingston KHX1600C9D3/4GX 16GB
1600, 1600, 1600, 1600 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Performing below potential (39th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
51.9% Above average
MC Read 18.2
MC Write 18.3
MC Mixed 15.5
50% 17.3 GB/s
SC Read 15
SC Write 19.1
SC Mixed 17.4
49% 17.2 GB/s
Latency 64.9
62% 64.9 ns
Poor: 46%
This bench: 51.9%
Great: 62%
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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 2,746 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $1,006
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