MSI Z97 GAMING 7 (MS-7916)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU, HDD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (81st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 19 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 94.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Boot Drive89.8% 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 Z97 GAMING 7 (MS-7916)  (all builds)
Memory12.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 11 '19 at 11:40
Run Duration110 Seconds
Run User SVN-User
Background CPU6%

 PC Performing above expectations (81st 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 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
94.6% Outstanding
SC Int 130
SC Float 128
SC Mixed 129
103% 129 Pts
QC Int 481
QC Float 459
QC Mixed 474
107% 471 Pts
MC Int 644
MC Float 693
MC Mixed 680
101% 673 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 94.6%
Great: 98%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk Ultra II 240GB-$70
23GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41200RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 134 104 72 57 73 67 MB/s
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
89.8% Excellent
Read 510
Write 221
Mixed 106
SusWrite 84.6
50% 230 MB/s
4K Read 40.5
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 42.9
174% 64.1 MB/s
DQ Read 339
DQ Write 169
DQ Mixed 230
177% 246 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 89.8%
Great: 102%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS8G3D18ADS3.16FE 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
70% Good
MC Read 25
MC Write 25.5
MC Mixed 21.1
68% 23.9 GB/s
SC Read 19.3
SC Write 23.9
SC Mixed 23.4
63% 22.2 GB/s
Latency 53.4
75% 53.4 ns
Poor: 34%
This bench: 70%
Great: 73%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z97 GAMING 7 (MS-7916) Builds (Compare 3,285 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 58%
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Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 7 (MS-7916) - $203

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 77% - Very good Total price: $986
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