MSI NIGHTBLADE Z97

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (67th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 33 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 87.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics64.7% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive112% 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.
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
SystemMICRO-STAR MS-7920
MotherboardMSI NIGHTBLADE Z97  (all builds)
Memory13.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150626
Uptime1.1 Days
Run DateApr 12 '19 at 14:55
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (67th 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 as expected (54th percentile)
87.4% Excellent
SC Int 126
SC Float 129
SC Mixed 125
101% 126 Pts
QC Int 440
QC Float 460
QC Mixed 425
100% 441 Pts
MC Int 608
MC Float 664
MC Mixed 653
96% 642 Pts
Poor: 69%
This bench: 87.4%
Great: 100%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$399
CLim: 1443 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 425.31
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
64.7% Good
Lighting 197
Reflection 179
Parallax 197
61% 191 fps
MRender 155
Gravity 188
Splatting 126
68% 156 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 64.7%
Great: 73%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Pro 128GB-$186
52GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXM02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 366 324 314 303 301 298 MB/s
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
112% Outstanding
Read 514
Write 454
Mixed 305
SusWrite 318
89% 398 MB/s
4K Read 38.2
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 47.3
183% 69 MB/s
DQ Read 374
DQ Write 338
DQ Mixed 293
237% 335 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 112%
Great: 120%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
756GB free
Firmware: CC4H
SusWrite @10s intervals: 158 161 160 163 162 163 MB/s
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
96.4% Outstanding
Read 175
Write 146
Mixed 83.5
SusWrite 161
104% 142 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.9
157% 1 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 96.4%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LP DDR3 1866 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1867 MHz clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (78th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
52.3% Above average
MC Read 18.2
MC Write 18.7
MC Mixed 16
50% 17.6 GB/s
SC Read 14.5
SC Write 19.4
SC Mixed 17.8
49% 17.2 GB/s
Latency 68.3
59% 68.3 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 52.3%
Great: 55%
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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 NIGHTBLADE Z97 Builds (Compare 109 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 61%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI NIGHTBLADE Z97

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $654
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HDDRAMUSB
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WD Blue 1TB (2012) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $73SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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