MSI NIGHTBLADE Z97

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 32%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (62nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 38 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. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 70%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics26.6% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive99.7% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait times.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 8.1 is the second most recent version of Windows but it's worth upgrading to Windows 10 which has had several improvements made to the user interface including a better homescreen.
SystemMICRO-STAR MS-7920
MotherboardMSI NIGHTBLADE Z97  (all builds)
Memory3.5 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20140919
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateJul 19 '19 at 15:46
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User EST-User
Background CPU6%

 PC Performing above expectations (62nd 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 below expectations (29th percentile)
70% Good
1-Core 130
2-Core 236
87% 183 Pts
4-Core 387
8-Core 553
61% 470 Pts
64-Core 641
43% 641 Pts
Poor: 54%
This bench: 70%
Great: 88%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 760-$209
MSI(1462 2847) 2GB
CLim: 1241 MHz, MLim: 1502 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
26.6% Poor
Lighting 91.4
Reflection 71.2
Parallax 110
24% 91 fps
MRender 77.3
Gravity 116
Splatting 75.1
29% 89.5 fps
Poor: 25%
This bench: 26.6%
Great: 30%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Plextor PX-128M6M 128GB
58GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 307 302 308 311 310 313 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
99.7% Outstanding
Read 475
Write 323
Mixed 255
SusWrite 308
76% 340 MB/s
4K Read 36.1
4K Write 90.8
4K Mixed 40
154% 55.6 MB/s
DQ Read 368
DQ Write 298
DQ Mixed 198
185% 288 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 99.7%
Great: 95%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$42
912GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 163 161 161 164 164 163 MB/s
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
98.4% Outstanding
Read 180
Write 156
Mixed 105
SusWrite 163
111% 151 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1.2
244% 1.77 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 98.4%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston MSI16D3LU1KFG/8G 1x8GB
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing as expected (60th percentile)
31.6% Below average
MC Read 10.6
MC Write 10.5
MC Mixed 8.7
28% 9.93 GB/s
SC Read 9.8
SC Write 8.8
SC Mixed 9.5
27% 9.37 GB/s
Latency 62.7
64% 62.7 ns
Poor: 23%
This bench: 31.6%
Great: 34%
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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 113 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 48%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Motherboard: MSI NIGHTBLADE Z97

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 43% - Average Total price: $588
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