MSI Z97 GAMING 7 (MS-7916)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (58th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 42 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 82.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics60.2% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (12%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMSI MS-7916
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 7 (MS-7916)  (all builds)
Memory11.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140918
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJun 13 '19 at 10:11
Run Duration139 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 12%

 PC Performing as expected (58th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-4790K-$348
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (40th percentile)
82.6% Excellent
Memory 92.6
1-Core 121
2-Core 226
86% 146 Pts
4-Core 391
8-Core 634
65% 513 Pts
64-Core 537
36% 537 Pts
Poor: 72%
This bench: 82.6%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-$500
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 418.91
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
60.2% Good
Lighting 235
Reflection 209
Parallax 230
62% 225 fps
MRender 160
Gravity 219
Splatting 148
60% 176 fps
Poor: 55%
This bench: 60.2%
Great: 66%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Corsair Force LX 256GB-$129
11GB free (System drive)
Firmware: N0307A
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 482
Write 236
Mixed 76.7
57% 265 MB/s
4K Read 25.4
4K Write 77.8
4K Mixed 36.7
127% 46.6 MB/s
DQ Read 293
DQ Write 282
DQ Mixed 196
172% 257 MB/s
Poor: 58% Great: 99%
WD Black 2TB (2013)-$108
1.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 165
Write 101
Mixed 95.3
90% 121 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1.2
223% 1.63 MB/s
Poor: 59% Great: 111%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
60.3% Good
MC Read 21.5
MC Write 22
MC Mixed 18.5
59% 20.7 GB/s
SC Read 15.2
SC Write 21.7
SC Mixed 19.7
54% 18.9 GB/s
Latency 62.8
64% 62.8 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 60.3%
Great: 62%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z97 GAMING 7 (MS-7916) Builds (Compare 5,619 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 50% - Above average Total price: $1,021
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