MSI Z97 GAMING 7 (MS-7916)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 90%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (44th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 56 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 79.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics97% 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 Drive44.5% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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-7916
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 7 (MS-7916)  (all builds)
Memory9.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140627
Uptime2.2 Days
Run DateMay 17 '18 at 15:32
Run Duration145 Seconds
Run User GRC-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing as expected (44th 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 i7-4790-$308
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
79.9% Very good
SC Int 110
SC Float 113
SC Mixed 114
90% 112 Pts
QC Int 390
QC Float 390
QC Mixed 389
88% 389 Pts
MC Int 552
MC Float 596
MC Mixed 580
86% 576 Pts
Poor: 68%
This bench: 79.9%
Great: 87%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$447
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 397.31
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
97% Outstanding
Lighting 296
Reflection 285
Parallax 303
92% 295 fps
MRender 201
Gravity 281
Splatting 222
100% 235 fps
Poor: 81%
This bench: 97%
Great: 109%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$139
175GB free
Firmware: EMT03B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
84.7% Excellent
Read 373
Write 293
Mixed 304
72% 323 MB/s
4K Read 39.2
4K Write 68.6
4K Mixed 34.3
140% 47.3 MB/s
DQ Read 258
DQ Write 173
DQ Mixed 122
116% 184 MB/s
Poor: 71%
This bench: 84.7%
Great: 115%
Sandisk S128G 126GB
13GB free
Firmware: 3.2.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
44.5% Average
Read 443
Write 244
Mixed 194
64% 294 MB/s
4K Read 13
4K Write 12.7
4K Mixed 7.47
36% 11 MB/s
DQ Read 36.9
DQ Write 16.6
DQ Mixed 9.36
12% 21 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 44.5%
Great: 50%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$44
114GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
90.4% Outstanding
Read 165
Write 150
Mixed 142
114% 152 MB/s
4K Read 0.42
4K Write 2.38
4K Mixed 0.29
94% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 90.4%
Great: 105%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLT8G3D1608DT1TX0. 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (32nd percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
50.3% Above average
MC Read 17.9
MC Write 18.3
MC Mixed 15.6
49% 17.3 GB/s
SC Read 12.7
SC Write 16.6
SC Mixed 14.9
42% 14.7 GB/s
Latency 68.4
58% 68.4 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 50.3%
Great: 70%
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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 2,537 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 7 (MS-7916) - $203

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $1,020
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