MSI Z97A GAMING 6 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming 77%
Desktop 59%
Workstation 51%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (36th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 64 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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 82%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics85.2% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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 (18%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
1 month ago, 9 days ago.
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97A GAMING 6 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory10.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150120
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 14 '18 at 04:50
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User MEX-User
Background CPU 18%

 PC Performing below expectations (36th 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-$384
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
82% Excellent
SC Int 119
SC Float 115
SC Mixed 115
93% 116 Pts
QC Int 353
QC Float 381
QC Mixed 400
86% 378 Pts
MC Int 580
MC Float 639
MC Mixed 632
92% 617 Pts
Poor: 72%
This bench: 82%
Great: 101%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 Fury-X-$450
CLim: 1050 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 18.2.3
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
85.2% Excellent
Lighting 245
Reflection 150
Parallax 366
89% 254 fps
MRender 122
Gravity 269
Splatting 171
82% 187 fps
Poor: 67%
This bench: 85.2%
Great: 88%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung HD103SI 1TB-$95
362GB free
Firmware: 1AG01113 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
36.7% Below average
Read 66.2
Write 61.9
Mixed 93.8
57% 74 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.67
4K Mixed 0.06
23% 0.28 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 36.7%
Great: 59%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 C9 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (38th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
49% Average
MC Read 17
MC Write 17.8
MC Mixed 15.6
48% 16.8 GB/s
SC Read 11.7
SC Write 16.5
SC Mixed 14.9
41% 14.4 GB/s
Latency 70.5
57% 70.5 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 49%
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 Z97A GAMING 6 (MS-7917) Builds (Compare 356 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 63%
Desktop 80%
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Workstation 59%

Motherboard: MSI Z97A GAMING 6 (MS-7917)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $839
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