MSI Z97-S02 (MS-7821)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 44%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (72nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 28 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 87.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics40.2% 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 Drive111% 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.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 8.1 is the second most recent version of Windows but it's worth upgrading to Windows 10 which has had several improvements made to the user interface including a better homescreen.
Run History
6 months ago, 6 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7821
MotherboardMSI Z97-S02 (MS-7821)  (all builds)
Memory4.7 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit färger
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20141224
Uptime1.5 Days
Run DateFeb 14 '18 at 00:16
Run Duration118 Seconds
Run User NOR-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (72nd 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-$255
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
87.6% Excellent
SC Int 114
SC Float 117
SC Mixed 117
93% 116 Pts
QC Int 453
QC Float 466
QC Mixed 461
104% 460 Pts
MC Int 454
MC Float 465
MC Mixed 461
69% 460 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 87.6%
Great: 97%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$200
MSI(1462 3201) 2GB
CLim: 1392 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 390.77
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
40.2% Average
Lighting 130
Reflection 112
Parallax 125
40% 122 fps
MRender 84.2
Gravity 116
Splatting 81.8
41% 94 fps
Poor: 31%
This bench: 40.2%
Great: 45%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 120GB-$84
31GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
111% Outstanding
Read 499
Write 403
Mixed 418
98% 440 MB/s
4K Read 40.3
4K Write 93.2
4K Mixed 45.2
168% 59.6 MB/s
DQ Read 376
DQ Write 274
DQ Mixed 103
137% 251 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 111%
Great: 116%
Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB-$56
1TB free
Firmware: MX4OABB0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
89.2% Excellent
Read 158
Write 153
Mixed 142
114% 151 MB/s
4K Read 0.54
4K Write 1.71
4K Mixed 0.16
72% 0.8 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 89.2%
Great: 110%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LP DDR3 1600 C9 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
64.8% Good
MC Read 22.5
MC Write 23.3
MC Mixed 20.8
63% 22.2 GB/s
SC Read 17.4
SC Write 21.6
SC Mixed 20.1
56% 19.7 GB/s
Latency 55.4
72% 55.4 ns
Poor: 30%
This bench: 64.8%
Great: 63%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z97-S02 (MS-7821) Builds (Compare 263 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI Z97-S02 (MS-7821)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $832
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HDDRAMUSB
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