MSI Z97-G55 SLI (MS-7921)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (52nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 48 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 89.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics62.2% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive64.4% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (15%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7921
MotherboardMSI Z97-G55 SLI (MS-7921)  (all builds)
Memory7.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140919
Uptime18 Days
Run DateFeb 14 '18 at 11:33
Run Duration167 Seconds
Run User DNK-User
Background CPU 15%

 PC Performing as expected (52nd 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-$352
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
89.2% Excellent
SC Int 128
SC Float 130
SC Mixed 130
104% 130 Pts
QC Int 433
QC Float 449
QC Mixed 432
99% 438 Pts
MC Int 640
MC Float 677
MC Mixed 637
98% 651 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 89.2%
Great: 100%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$370
EVGA(3842 2978) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.71
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
62.2% Good
Lighting 187
Reflection 179
Parallax 192
58% 186 fps
MRender 146
Gravity 181
Splatting 124
65% 150 fps
Poor: 49%
This bench: 62.2%
Great: 73%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$95
61GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
107% Outstanding
Read 515
Write 413
Mixed 422
100% 450 MB/s
4K Read 45.7
4K Write 97.8
4K Mixed 44.5
178% 62.7 MB/s
DQ Read 45.2
DQ Write 274
DQ Mixed 105
97% 141 MB/s
Poor: 70%
This bench: 107%
Great: 113%
Intel 530 Series 180GB-$245
13GB free
Firmware: DC32 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
64.4% Good
Read 399
Write 163
Mixed 240
59% 267 MB/s
4K Read 24.1
4K Write 98.7
4K Mixed 14.2
107% 45.7 MB/s
DQ Read 179
DQ Write 171
DQ Mixed 10.6
53% 120 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 64.4%
Great: 75%
WD Blue 320GB (2007)-$19
58GB free
Firmware: 01.03E01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
40.3% Average
Read 63.4
Write 76.8
Mixed 80.6
56% 73.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.28
4K Write 1.67
4K Mixed 0.29
75% 0.75 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 40.3%
Great: 59%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB-$69
34GB free
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
79.4% Very good
Read 143
Write 134
Mixed 133
103% 137 MB/s
4K Read 0.33
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.2
64% 0.68 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 79.4%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LP DDR3 1600 C9 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
57.5% Above average
MC Read 20
MC Write 20.9
MC Mixed 18.3
56% 19.7 GB/s
SC Read 15.2
SC Write 20.5
SC Mixed 18.1
51% 17.9 GB/s
Latency 66.8
60% 66.8 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 57.5%
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-G55 SLI (MS-7921) Builds (Compare 414 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI Z97-G55 SLI (MS-7921)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $720
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