MSI Z97 GAMING 7 (MS-7916)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD, HDD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (51st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 49 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 80.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics74.4% 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. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
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 (51st 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 4.25 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
80.9% Excellent
SC Int 121
SC Float 123
SC Mixed 121
97% 121 Pts
QC Int 388
QC Float 405
QC Mixed 391
90% 395 Pts
MC Int 604
MC Float 586
MC Mixed 537
86% 576 Pts
Poor: 69%
This bench: 80.9%
Great: 100%
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 (45th percentile)
74.4% Very good
Lighting 235
Reflection 209
Parallax 230
72% 225 fps
MRender 160
Gravity 219
Splatting 148
76% 176 fps
Poor: 61%
This bench: 74.4%
Great: 86%
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: 98%
WD Black 2TB (2013)-$110
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 (81st 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 (explanation by AdoredTV).

Typical Z97 GAMING 7 (MS-7916) Builds (Compare 3,864 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
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Desktop
Desktop 81%
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Workstation
Workstation 59%
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Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 7 (MS-7916) - $203

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $1,025
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