MSI NIGHTBLADE Z97

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (80th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 20 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 93%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics65.1% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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 (80th 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 above expectations (80th percentile)
93% Outstanding
SC Int 130
SC Float 133
SC Mixed 130
105% 131 Pts
QC Int 465
QC Float 482
QC Mixed 457
106% 468 Pts
MC Int 648
MC Float 694
MC Mixed 680
101% 674 Pts
Poor: 69%
This bench: 93%
Great: 100%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$374
CLim: 1443 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 425.31
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
65.1% Good
Lighting 193
Reflection 178
Parallax 215
62% 195 fps
MRender 155
Gravity 186
Splatting 126
67% 156 fps
Poor: 55%
This bench: 65.1%
Great: 72%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Pro 128GB-$100
40GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXM04B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 437 409 419 391 353 308 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th 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: 70%
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: 46%
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 (94th 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 (explanation by AdoredTV).

Typical NIGHTBLADE Z97 Builds (Compare 103 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: 71% - Very good Total price: $629
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HDDRAMUSB
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WD Blue 1TB (2012) $35Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $85SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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