MSI Z97A GAMING 7 (MS-7916)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 82%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (84th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 16 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: 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 90.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics88.7% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive84.9% 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.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (15%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMSI MS-7916
MotherboardMSI Z97A GAMING 7 (MS-7916)  (all builds)
Memory23.7 GB free of 32 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1440 x 900 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150528
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateAug 04 '19 at 17:48
Run Duration176 Seconds
Run User NOR-User
Background CPU 15%
Watch Gameplay: 1070 + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing above expectations (84th 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 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
90.4% Outstanding
Memory 94.6
1-Core 125
2-Core 251
90% 157 Pts
4-Core 470
8-Core 647
73% 558 Pts
64-Core 633
42% 633 Pts
Poor: 71%
This bench: 90.4%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$415
CLim: 2075 MHz, MLim: 2202 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 398.82
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
88.7% Excellent
Lighting 356
Reflection 322
Parallax 338
94% 339 fps
MRender 226
Gravity 326
Splatting 251
89% 267 fps
Poor: 70%
This bench: 88.7%
Great: 85%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SK hynix SC308 SATA 256GB
20GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 30000P10
SusWrite @10s intervals: 219 179 171 166 149 104 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
84.9% Excellent
Read 464
Write 255
Mixed 223
SusWrite 165
61% 277 MB/s
4K Read 33.1
4K Write 98.7
4K Mixed 29.9
141% 53.9 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 258
DQ Mixed 186
175% 276 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 84.9%
Great: 85%
Corsair Force LE200 SSD 240GB
148GB free
Firmware: SBFM60.9
SusWrite @10s intervals: 283 192 97 97 99 98 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
84.7% Excellent
Read 458
Write 227
Mixed 331
SusWrite 144
64% 290 MB/s
4K Read 35.2
4K Write 85.6
4K Mixed 37.6
147% 52.8 MB/s
DQ Read 265
DQ Write 307
DQ Mixed 192
171% 254 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 84.7%
Great: 87%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB-$91
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 170 168 173 173 172 172 MB/s
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
97.6% Outstanding
Read 169
Write 178
Mixed 82.3
SusWrite 171
110% 150 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.8
146% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 97.6%
Great: 113%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$46
491GB free
Firmware: CC46
SusWrite @10s intervals: 167 168 171 171 172 170 MB/s
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
104% Outstanding
Read 192
Write 162
Mixed 89
SusWrite 170
112% 153 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.7
137% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 104%
Great: 115%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$32
714GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 169 173 174 174 175 173 MB/s
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
100% Outstanding
Read 176
Write 170
Mixed 102
SusWrite 173
114% 155 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 3.1
4K Mixed 1.2
253% 1.93 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 100%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 1866 C10 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR3 1333 MHz clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
68.6% Good
MC Read 25
MC Write 25.1
MC Mixed 20.7
67% 23.6 GB/s
SC Read 16.2
SC Write 24
SC Mixed 24.3
61% 21.5 GB/s
Latency 58.3
69% 58.3 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 68.6%
Great: 84%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z97A GAMING 7 (MS-7916) Builds (Compare 260 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski

Motherboard: MSI Z97A GAMING 7 (MS-7916)

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