MSI Z97A GAMING 6 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 58%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (58th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 42 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 84.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics58.6% 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 Drive84.9% 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 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
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97A GAMING 6 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory14.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20150811
Uptime8 Days
Run DateFeb 14 '18 at 01:48
Run Duration91 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing as expected (58th 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 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
84.4% Excellent
SC Int 115
SC Float 116
SC Mixed 116
92% 116 Pts
QC Int 438
QC Float 444
QC Mixed 439
100% 440 Pts
MC Int 439
MC Float 446
MC Mixed 444
66% 443 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 84.4%
Great: 100%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 290-$399
Asus(1043 0470) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1000 MHz, MLim: 1260 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.6.2
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
58.6% Above average
Lighting 155
Reflection 137
Parallax 189
52% 160 fps
MRender 123
Gravity 160
Splatting 175
64% 153 fps
Poor: 51%
This bench: 58.6%
Great: 68%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
PNY SSD2SC240G1CS1754D117-820 240GB
59GB free
Firmware: CS111101 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
84.9% Excellent
Read 430
Write 277
Mixed 331
77% 346 MB/s
4K Read 23.3
4K Write 97.1
4K Mixed 32.1
128% 50.8 MB/s
DQ Read 271
DQ Write 258
DQ Mixed 64.6
104% 198 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 84.9%
Great: 86%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 1866 C9 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1867 MHz clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (61st percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
55.1% Above average
MC Read 19.3
MC Write 19.7
MC Mixed 17.4
54% 18.8 GB/s
SC Read 14.3
SC Write 19.9
SC Mixed 17.7
50% 17.3 GB/s
Latency 67.2
60% 67.2 ns
Poor: 30%
This bench: 55.1%
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 Z97A GAMING 6 (MS-7917) Builds (Compare 407 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
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Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: MSI Z97A GAMING 6 (MS-7917)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $810
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