MSI Z97A GAMING 7 (MS-7916)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (43rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 57 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 85.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics100% 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 Drive113% 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.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
SystemMSI MS-7916
MotherboardMSI Z97A GAMING 7 (MS-7916)  (all builds)
Memory28.1 GB free of 32 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 12 '18 at 16:26
Run Duration216 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing as expected (43rd 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 4.25 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
85.2% Excellent
SC Int 126
SC Float 128
SC Mixed 126
102% 127 Pts
QC Int 427
QC Float 432
QC Mixed 405
96% 421 Pts
MC Int 613
MC Float 653
MC Mixed 643
95% 636 Pts
Poor: 73%
This bench: 85.2%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$344
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 397.93
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
100% Outstanding
Lighting 305
Reflection 303
Parallax 308
95% 305 fps
MRender 204
Gravity 290
Splatting 241
104% 245 fps
Poor: 73%
This bench: 100%
Great: 109%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$86
232GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
111% Outstanding
Read 504
Write 406
Mixed 422
99% 444 MB/s
4K Read 45
4K Write 96.4
4K Mixed 46.2
178% 62.5 MB/s
DQ Read 256
DQ Write 277
DQ Mixed 22.7
84% 185 MB/s
Poor: 73%
This bench: 111%
Great: 124%
Samsung 840 Evo 500GB-$296
198GB free
Firmware: EXT0DB6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
94.4% Outstanding
Read 502
Write 341
Mixed 356
88% 400 MB/s
4K Read 43.1
4K Write 70.2
4K Mixed 27.4
138% 46.9 MB/s
DQ Read 340
DQ Write 236
DQ Mixed 22.4
88% 199 MB/s
Poor: 67%
This bench: 94.4%
Great: 126%
Intel 760p Series NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$99
149GB free (System drive)
Firmware: Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
113% Outstanding
Read 714
Write 363
Mixed 249
97% 442 MB/s
4K Read 31.7
4K Write 93.2
4K Mixed 43.5
153% 56.2 MB/s
DQ Read 426
DQ Write 245
DQ Mixed 57.8
117% 243 MB/s
Poor: 146%
This bench: 113%
Great: 247%
WD Green 2TB (2011)-$70
1.5TB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
34.8% Below average
Read 61.4
Write 59.7
Mixed 57.9
45% 59.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.48
4K Write 1.17
4K Mixed 0.17
60% 0.61 MB/s
Poor: 31%
This bench: 34.8%
Great: 68%
Adata DashDrive UV128 USB 3.0 32GB-$8
29GB free, PID db8a
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
14.3% Very poor
Read 35.6
Write 31
Mixed 34.6
43% 33.7 MB/s
4K Read 3.08
4K Write 0.54
4K Mixed 0.47
46% 1.36 MB/s
Poor: 8%
This bench: 14.3%
Great: 32%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 1600 C10 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
59.4% Above average
MC Read 21.4
MC Write 21.5
MC Mixed 17.8
58% 20.2 GB/s
SC Read 16.2
SC Write 22.6
SC Mixed 20.4
56% 19.7 GB/s
Latency 68.8
58% 68.8 ns
Poor: 39%
This bench: 59.4%
Great: 61%
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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 760 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: MSI Z97A GAMING 7 (MS-7916)

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