MSI NIGHTBLADE Z97

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (78th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 22 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 81.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics50.4% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive117% 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)
Memory13.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150626
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateApr 12 '19 at 23:21
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing above expectations (78th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-4790K-$348
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
81.7% Excellent
1-Core 130
2-Core 262
92% 196 Pts
4-Core 457
8-Core 684
73% 571 Pts
64-Core 680
46% 680 Pts
Poor: 58%
This bench: 81.7%
Great: 88%
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 as expected (57th percentile)
50.4% Above average
Lighting 193
Reflection 178
Parallax 215
51% 195 fps
MRender 155
Gravity 186
Splatting 126
50% 156 fps
Poor: 44%
This bench: 50.4%
Great: 55%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Pro 128GB-$185
40GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXM04B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 437 409 419 391 353 308 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
117% Outstanding
Read 515
Write 457
Mixed 304
SusWrite 386
93% 416 MB/s
4K Read 38.7
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 48.5
184% 69.2 MB/s
DQ Read 384
DQ Write 350
DQ Mixed 296
242% 344 MB/s
Poor: 74%
This bench: 117%
Great: 118%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
756GB free
Firmware: CC4H
SusWrite @10s intervals: 159 161 162 162 162 162 MB/s
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
98.1% Outstanding
Read 181
Write 150
Mixed 69.3
SusWrite 161
102% 140 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.9
168% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 98.1%
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 clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
70.1% Very good
MC Read 24.9
MC Write 25.5
MC Mixed 21.2
68% 23.9 GB/s
SC Read 19
SC Write 24.3
SC Mixed 24.1
64% 22.5 GB/s
Latency 53.8
74% 53.8 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 70.1%
Great: 55%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical NIGHTBLADE Z97 Builds (Compare 124 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 49%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Motherboard: MSI NIGHTBLADE Z97

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 44% - Average Total price: $588
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Intel Core i7-9700K $350Nvidia RTX 2060 $349Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $200
HDDRAMUSB
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