MSI Z97A GAMING 6 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 120%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 73%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (54th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 46 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 88.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics155% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive90.2% 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 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97A GAMING 6 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory9.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display11520 x 2160 - 32 Bit farger
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime4 Days
Run DateApr 16 '18 at 22:41
Run Duration140 Seconds
Run User NOR-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing as expected (54th 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-$365
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
88.8% Excellent
SC Int 123
SC Float 128
SC Mixed 127
101% 126 Pts
QC Int 423
QC Float 444
QC Mixed 430
98% 432 Pts
MC Int 631
MC Float 671
MC Mixed 663
98% 655 Pts
Poor: 73%
This bench: 88.8%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$675
Gigabyte(1458 377A) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1949 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 391.35
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
155% Outstanding
Lighting 485
Reflection 499
Parallax 548
157% 511 fps
MRender 255
Gravity 510
Splatting 282
154% 349 fps
Poor: 57%
This bench: 155%
Great: 175%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
HyperX Savage 240GB-$86
107GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFM00.r Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
90.2% Outstanding
Read 519
Write 498
Mixed 513
114% 510 MB/s
4K Read 30.5
4K Write 96.3
4K Mixed 13.3
114% 46.7 MB/s
DQ Read 30.9
DQ Write 264
DQ Mixed 12.8
50% 102 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 90.2%
Great: 110%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB-$66
890GB free
Firmware: CC44 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
66.5% Good
Read 126
Write 105
Mixed 114
87% 115 MB/s
4K Read 0.89
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.53
122% 0.94 MB/s
Poor: 31%
This bench: 66.5%
Great: 69%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$44
302GB free
Firmware: CC45 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
95.9% Outstanding
Read 179
Write 156
Mixed 158
124% 164 MB/s
4K Read 0.55
4K Write 1.58
4K Mixed 0.23
78% 0.79 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 95.9%
Great: 113%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR3 1866 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1333 MHz clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing below potential (11th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
37.8% Below average
MC Read 12.3
MC Write 12.6
MC Mixed 10.4
34% 11.8 GB/s
SC Read 11.4
SC Write 13.5
SC Mixed 12.4
36% 12.4 GB/s
Latency 55.5
72% 55.5 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 37.8%
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 473 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
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Desktop
Desktop 81%
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Workstation
Workstation 59%
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Motherboard: MSI Z97A GAMING 6 (MS-7917)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $781
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