MSI Z97 GAMING 7 (MS-7916)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 57%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (44th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 56 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. 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 74.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics58.4% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive89.2% 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 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
High background CPU (28%). 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)
Memory2.6 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime1.1 Days
Run DateSep 02 '19 at 13:53
Run Duration214 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU 28%

 PC Performing as expected (44th 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 4.25 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
74.4% Very good
1-Core 125
2-Core 216
82% 171 Pts
4-Core 377
8-Core 601
62% 489 Pts
64-Core 592
40% 592 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 74.4%
Great: 91%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$280
CLim: 2025 MHz, MLim: 2052 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 430.64
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
58.4% Above average
Lighting 231
Reflection 202
Parallax 236
61% 223 fps
MRender 148
Gravity 215
Splatting 163
59% 175 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 58.4%
Great: 61%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Black NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB (2017)-$241
374GB free (System drive)
Firmware: B35900WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 238 201 199 364 209 270 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
89.2% Excellent
Read 566
Write 596
Mixed 301
SusWrite 247
96% 428 MB/s
4K Read 29.6
4K Write 80.1
4K Mixed 26.7
121% 45.5 MB/s
DQ Read 213
DQ Write 467
DQ Mixed 318
249% 333 MB/s
Poor: 86%
This bench: 89.2%
Great: 154%
Sandisk S128G 126GB
18GB free
Firmware: 3.2.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 167 144 163 267 144 214 MB/s
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
43.9% Average
Read 436
Write 267
Mixed 79.7
SusWrite 183
53% 241 MB/s
4K Read 15.1
4K Write 16.9
4K Mixed 12
47% 14.7 MB/s
DQ Read 23.7
DQ Write 18.6
DQ Mixed 16.3
14% 19.5 MB/s
Poor: 28%
This bench: 43.9%
Great: 54%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
486GB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 62 54 62 102 57 80 MB/s
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
77.1% Very good
Read 199
Write 161
Mixed 82.5
SusWrite 69.6
94% 128 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
146% 1 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 77.1%
Great: 114%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
1TB free
Firmware: CC27
SusWrite @10s intervals: 93 86 92 157 87 126 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (20th percentile)
73.1% Very good
Read 148
Write 117
Mixed 82.3
SusWrite 107
84% 114 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
137% 1 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 73.1%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 2133 C9 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
69.5% Good
MC Read 26.5
MC Write 25.2
MC Mixed 21.2
69% 24.3 GB/s
SC Read 16.2
SC Write 20.6
SC Mixed 19.5
54% 18.8 GB/s
Latency 51.3
78% 51.3 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 69.5%
Great: 78%
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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 4,681 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 49% - Average Total price: $1,005
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