MSI Z97 GAMING 7 (MS-7916)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (60th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 40 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 78%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics65% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
High background CPU (25%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7916
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 7 (MS-7916)  (all builds)
Memory27.2 GB free of 32 GB @ 1.8 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150814
Uptime1.8 Days
Run DateFeb 12 '19 at 20:34
Run Duration127 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 25%

 PC Performing above expectations (60th 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 (15th percentile)
78% Very good
SC Int 114
SC Float 117
SC Mixed 112
92% 114 Pts
QC Int 354
QC Float 368
QC Mixed 378
83% 366 Pts
MC Int 502
MC Float 573
MC Mixed 581
82% 552 Pts
Poor: 68%
This bench: 78%
Great: 100%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$374
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 417.71
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
65% Good
Lighting 198
Reflection 176
Parallax 195
61% 190 fps
MRender 154
Gravity 188
Splatting 130
68% 157 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 65%
Great: 72%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SSD 120GB
3GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFM11.2
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 315
Write 203
Mixed 163
50% 227 MB/s
4K Read 29.1
4K Write 35.5
4K Mixed 0.3
63% 21.6 MB/s
DQ Read 226
DQ Write 23.8
DQ Mixed 40.5
51% 96.7 MB/s
Poor: 45% Great: 97%
WD Red 3TB (2012)-$95
2.5TB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 140 152 151 150 145 151 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
88.1% Excellent
Read 159
Write 119
Mixed 75
SusWrite 148
92% 125 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 0.9
177% 1.4 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 88.1%
Great: 87%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown CMY16GX3M2A2400C11 0215 CMY16GX3M2A2400C11 0215 CMY16GX3M2A1866C9 0215 CMY16GX3M2A1866C9 32GB
1800, 1800, 1400, 1400 MHz
8192, 8192, 8192, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
45.9% Average
MC Read 16.1
MC Write 17
MC Mixed 14.6
45% 15.9 GB/s
SC Read 11.2
SC Write 14.4
SC Mixed 13.7
37% 13.1 GB/s
Latency 77.7
52% 77.7 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 45.9%
Great: 47%
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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 3,596 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $1,042
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