MSI Z97-S02 (MS-7821)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht
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 good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 75%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics71.5% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive72.1% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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.
High background CPU (29%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7821
MotherboardMSI Z97-S02 (MS-7821)  (all builds)
Memory11.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime2.7 Days
Run DateAug 11 '18 at 08:23
Run Duration146 Seconds
Run User FIN-User
Background CPU 29%

 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 i7-4790K-$365
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
75% Very good
SC Int 108
SC Float 115
SC Mixed 105
87% 109 Pts
QC Int 372
QC Float 385
QC Mixed 370
85% 376 Pts
MC Int 555
MC Float 555
MC Mixed 542
83% 551 Pts
Poor: 73%
This bench: 75%
Great: 99%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-$500
CLim: 1418 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 398.36
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
71.5% Very good
Lighting 220
Reflection 200
Parallax 224
68% 215 fps
MRender 162
Gravity 206
Splatting 144
74% 171 fps
Poor: 60%
This bench: 71.5%
Great: 87%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
HyperX Fury 240GB-$88
56GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 60AABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 147 129 130 120 111 137 MB/s
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
72.1% Very good
Read 365
Write 213
Mixed 224
SusWrite 129
52% 233 MB/s
4K Read 27.3
4K Write 89.4
4K Mixed 37
136% 51.2 MB/s
DQ Read 167
DQ Write 175
DQ Mixed 176
131% 173 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 72.1%
Great: 84%
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB-$120
906GB free
Firmware: 1AJ10001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 127 126 130 132 132 125 MB/s
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
68.9% Good
Read 111
Write 137
Mixed 60.2
SusWrite 128
80% 109 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 0.9
180% 1.4 MB/s
Poor: 39%
This bench: 68.9%
Great: 76%
Generic Flash Disk 134GB
28GB free, PID 7777
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 7.9 8.6 8.8 8.9 9.2 8.9 MB/s
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
3.83% Terrible
Read 12.5
Write 2.7
Mixed 5.3
SusWrite 8.7
9% 7.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 0
2% 0.17 MB/s
Poor: 2%
This bench: 3.83%
Great: 9%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600 C10 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
57.6% Above average
MC Read 20.6
MC Write 21.2
MC Mixed 18.1
57% 20 GB/s
SC Read 13.3
SC Write 19.9
SC Mixed 17.3
48% 16.8 GB/s
Latency 65.7
61% 65.7 ns
Poor: 39%
This bench: 57.6%
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-S02 (MS-7821) Builds (Compare 251 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI Z97-S02 (MS-7821)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $762
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