MSI Z97A GAMING 7 (MS-7916)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 110%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (60th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 40 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 95.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics131% 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 Drive91.8% 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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7916
MotherboardMSI Z97A GAMING 7 (MS-7916)  (all builds)
Memory12.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 17 '18 at 04:35
Run Duration110 Seconds
Run User CRI-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing as expected (60th 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-$330
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
95.6% Outstanding
SC Int 130
SC Float 130
SC Mixed 131
104% 130 Pts
QC Int 465
QC Float 457
QC Mixed 479
106% 467 Pts
MC Int 627
MC Float 686
MC Mixed 675
99% 663 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 95.6%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$470
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 397.64
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
131% Outstanding
Lighting 428
Reflection 391
Parallax 416
131% 412 fps
MRender 237
Gravity 408
Splatting 250
131% 298 fps
Poor: 80%
This bench: 131%
Great: 140%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$120
196GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
91.8% Outstanding
Read 517
Write 407
Mixed 416
99% 447 MB/s
4K Read 43.3
4K Write 87.1
4K Mixed 27.2
146% 52.5 MB/s
DQ Read 45.1
DQ Write 94.9
DQ Mixed 26.7
33% 55.5 MB/s
Poor: 84%
This bench: 91.8%
Great: 135%
Crucial BX100 250GB-$120
87GB free
Firmware: MU02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
96.4% Outstanding
Read 526
Write 369
Mixed 431
98% 442 MB/s
4K Read 30
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 38.1
149% 57.2 MB/s
DQ Read 31.1
DQ Write 294
DQ Mixed 64.2
79% 130 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 96.4%
Great: 104%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL F3 DDR3 2666 C11 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
74.5% Very good
MC Read 24
MC Write 29
MC Mixed 22.8
72% 25.3 GB/s
SC Read 20.4
SC Write 24
SC Mixed 24.3
65% 22.9 GB/s
Latency 45.4
88% 45.4 ns
Poor: 49%
This bench: 74.5%
Great: 87%
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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 7 (MS-7916) Builds (Compare 724 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

Motherboard: MSI Z97A GAMING 7 (MS-7916)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $795
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