MSI Z97 GAMING 7 (MS-7916)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 101%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 108%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 81%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (53rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 47 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 90.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics102% 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 Drive166% 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7916
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 7 (MS-7916)  (all builds)
Memory29.6 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 12 '19 at 07:07
Run Duration164 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing as expected (53rd 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 4.5 GHz, turbo 5.05 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
90.7% Outstanding
SC Int 133
SC Float 130
SC Mixed 131
105% 131 Pts
QC Int 485
QC Float 481
QC Mixed 436
106% 467 Pts
MC Int 663
MC Float 703
MC Mixed 700
103% 689 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 90.7%
Great: 99%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980 Ti-$480
EVGA(3842 1996) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 418.81
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
102% Outstanding
Lighting 318
Reflection 295
Parallax 366
104% 327 fps
MRender 194
Gravity 300
Splatting 207
101% 234 fps
Poor: 60%
This bench: 102%
Great: 112%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB-$168
375GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 567 634 654 658 659 659 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
166% Outstanding
Read 716
Write 631
Mixed 562
SusWrite 638
143% 637 MB/s
4K Read 36.5
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 71.1
207% 74.2 MB/s
DQ Read 782
DQ Write 680
DQ Mixed 856
607% 773 MB/s
Poor: 195%
This bench: 166%
Great: 396%
Samsung 840 Pro 256GB-$120
142GB free
Firmware: DXM06B0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 341 381 385 390 384 387 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
112% Outstanding
Read 512
Write 414
Mixed 366
SusWrite 378
94% 417 MB/s
4K Read 36.1
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 47.9
172% 63.1 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 306
DQ Mixed 178
178% 288 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 112%
Great: 117%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB-$80
935GB free
Firmware: CC9F
SusWrite @10s intervals: 158 158 164 156 167 161 MB/s
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
92.1% Outstanding
Read 161
Write 121
Mixed 80.6
SusWrite 161
96% 131 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.7
139% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 92.1%
Great: 114%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB-$80
187GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 102 102 101 104 103 103 MB/s
Performing below expectations (20th percentile)
73.8% Very good
Read 155
Write 127
Mixed 78.7
SusWrite 102
85% 116 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
138% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 73.8%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL TridentX DDR3 2400 C10 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
82.8% Excellent
MC Read 31.6
MC Write 30.6
MC Mixed 23.3
81% 28.5 GB/s
SC Read 22
SC Write 24.8
SC Mixed 29.5
73% 25.4 GB/s
Latency 46.7
86% 46.7 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 82.8%
Great: 113%
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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 3,301 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 58%
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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