MSI Z97 GAMING 7 (MS-7916)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 97%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (53rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 47 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 65.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics116% 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 Drive114% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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.
Very high background CPU (40%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
7 days ago, 7 days ago.
SystemMSI MS-7916
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 7 (MS-7916)  (all builds)
Memory13.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150528
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 17 '18 at 05:21
Run Duration161 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 40%

 PC Performing as expected (53rd 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 i5-4430-$226
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
65.7% Good
SC Int 88.8
SC Float 90.4
SC Mixed 89.3
72% 89.5 Pts
QC Int 344
QC Float 342
QC Mixed 345
78% 343 Pts
MC Int 343
MC Float 332
MC Mixed 327
50% 334 Pts
Poor: 48%
This bench: 65.7%
Great: 69%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-Ti-$500
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 391.35
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
116% Outstanding
Lighting 383
Reflection 344
Parallax 366
116% 364 fps
MRender 200
Gravity 364
Splatting 233
116% 266 fps
Poor: 97%
This bench: 116%
Great: 130%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Pro 512GB-$209
381GB free
Firmware: EXM04B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
114% Outstanding
Read 505
Write 486
Mixed 503
111% 498 MB/s
4K Read 40.3
4K Write 88.3
4K Mixed 51
173% 59.9 MB/s
DQ Read 263
DQ Write 201
DQ Mixed 113
117% 192 MB/s
Poor: 71%
This bench: 114%
Great: 122%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB-$79
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC25 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
87.1% Excellent
Read 149
Write 155
Mixed 156
116% 153 MB/s
4K Read 0.58
4K Write 1.52
4K Mixed 0.21
76% 0.77 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 87.1%
Great: 107%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB-$79
912GB free
Firmware: CC25 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
87.5% Excellent
Read 156
Write 149
Mixed 127
108% 144 MB/s
4K Read 0.43
4K Write 1.55
4K Mixed 0.24
73% 0.74 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 87.5%
Great: 107%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB-$79
368GB free
Firmware: CC25 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
63.6% Good
Read 124
Write 98
Mixed 91.2
78% 104 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.38
4K Mixed 0.2
73% 0.73 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 63.6%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 C9 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
59.4% Above average
MC Read 21.8
MC Write 23.2
MC Mixed 20
62% 21.7 GB/s
SC Read 14.4
SC Write 15.7
SC Mixed 17.9
46% 16 GB/s
Latency 101
40% 101 ns
Poor: 35%
This bench: 59.4%
Great: 64%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z97 GAMING 7 (MS-7916) Builds (Compare 2,414 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
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Desktop
Desktop 80%
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Workstation
Workstation 59%
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Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 7 (MS-7916) - $203

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $1,007
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