MSI Z97A GAMING 7 (MS-7916)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 76%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser
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 92.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics76.2% 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 Drive88.8% 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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 8 years and 9 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
High background CPU (21%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7916
MotherboardMSI Z97A GAMING 7 (MS-7916)  (all builds)
Memory12 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 16 '18 at 21:43
Run Duration163 Seconds
Run User RUS-User
Background CPU 21%

 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-$344
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
92.4% Outstanding
SC Int 129
SC Float 132
SC Mixed 129
104% 130 Pts
QC Int 456
QC Float 432
QC Mixed 454
101% 447 Pts
MC Int 650
MC Float 697
MC Mixed 684
101% 677 Pts
Poor: 72%
This bench: 92.4%
Great: 101%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-$500
Asus(1043 8518) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1443 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 390.77
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
76.2% Very good
Lighting 245
Reflection 217
Parallax 242
75% 234 fps
MRender 166
Gravity 217
Splatting 151
77% 178 fps
Poor: 60%
This bench: 76.2%
Great: 88%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
HyperX Savage 240GB-$120
102GB free
Firmware: SAFM Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
88.8% Excellent
Read 512
Write 489
Mixed 501
112% 501 MB/s
4K Read 23.3
4K Write 76.6
4K Mixed 12.2
92% 37.4 MB/s
DQ Read 333
DQ Write 219
DQ Mixed 13.7
81% 189 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 88.8%
Great: 99%
WD Green 2TB (2011)-$81
329GB free
Firmware: 51.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
38.2% Below average
Read 64.9
Write 67.9
Mixed 62.9
49% 65.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.58
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.19
72% 0.72 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 38.2%
Great: 66%
WD Red 1TB (2012)-$62
220GB free
Firmware: 01.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
73.2% Very good
Read 130
Write 125
Mixed 117
93% 124 MB/s
4K Read 0.78
4K Write 2.53
4K Mixed 0.27
109% 1.19 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 73.2%
Great: 89%
WD Black 1TB (2010)-$90
28GB free
Firmware: 05.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
52.9% Above average
Read 108
Write 75.9
Mixed 92.1
70% 92.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.55
4K Write 2.16
4K Mixed 0.43
110% 1.04 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 52.9%
Great: 78%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown CL9-10-9 D3-1866 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
71% Very good
MC Read 25.3
MC Write 25.5
MC Mixed 21.6
69% 24.1 GB/s
SC Read 19.3
SC Write 24
SC Mixed 24
64% 22.4 GB/s
Latency 50.2
80% 50.2 ns
Poor: 30%
This bench: 71%
Great: 92%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Desktop
Desktop 80%
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Workstation
Workstation 59%
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Motherboard: MSI Z97A GAMING 7 (MS-7916)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $804
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