MSI Z97 GAMING 7 (MS-7916)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski
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. 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 88.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics3.26% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load times.
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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7916
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 7 (MS-7916)  (all builds)
Memory11.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 15 '19 at 23:09
Run Duration160 Seconds
Run User JPN-User
Background CPU4%

 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 Extreme
Intel Core i5-4690K-$168
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4.5 GHz, turbo 5.75 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
88.6% Excellent
1-Core 131
2-Core 246
90% 189 Pts
4-Core 510
8-Core 525
70% 518 Pts
64-Core 516
35% 516 Pts
Poor: 53%
This bench: 88.6%
Great: 89%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 4600 (Desktop 1.25 GHz)-$15
MSI(1462 7916) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 20.19.15.5058
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
3.26% Terrible
Lighting 12.8
Reflection 18.8
Parallax 23.5
3% 18.4 fps
MRender 22.3
Gravity 7.7
Splatting 19.3
3% 16.4 fps
Poor: 2%
This bench: 3.26%
Great: 3%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 500GB (2010)-$25
198GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 18.01H18
SusWrite @10s intervals: 76 45 38 41 38 37 MB/s
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
52.9% Above average
Read 138
Write 130
Mixed 75.4
SusWrite 45.9
72% 97.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.8
155% 1.17 MB/s
Poor: 23%
This bench: 52.9%
Great: 70%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB-$49
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC25
SusWrite @10s intervals: 170 168 173 172 172 169 MB/s
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
102% Outstanding
Read 184
Write 146
Mixed 80.7
SusWrite 171
106% 145 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
148% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 102%
Great: 114%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB-$49
197GB free
Firmware: CC25
SusWrite @10s intervals: 157 156 157 159 158 157 MB/s
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
87% Excellent
Read 146
Write 116
Mixed 80.4
SusWrite 157
92% 125 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
150% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 87%
Great: 114%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB-$49
178GB free
Firmware: CC24
SusWrite @10s intervals: 139 138 141 139 140 139 MB/s
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
83.1% Excellent
Read 151
Write 125
Mixed 75.8
SusWrite 139
90% 123 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.8
144% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 83.1%
Great: 114%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB-$49
995GB free
Firmware: CC24
SusWrite @10s intervals: 177 173 178 177 176 177 MB/s
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
102% Outstanding
Read 179
Write 161
Mixed 82.3
SusWrite 176
109% 150 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.8
146% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 102%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown CMZ8GX3M2A2133C11 0215 CMZ8GX3M2A2133C11 0215 CMZ8GX3M2A2133C11 0215 CMZ8GX3M2A2133C11 16GB
1600, 2000, 1600, 2000 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
73.4% Very good
MC Read 26.8
MC Write 27.9
MC Mixed 21.9
73% 25.5 GB/s
SC Read 15.5
SC Write 24.8
SC Mixed 24.3
62% 21.5 GB/s
Latency 53.7
74% 53.7 ns
Poor: 47%
This bench: 73.4%
Great: 82%
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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 4,693 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 53%
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Desktop
Desktop 77%
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Workstation
Workstation 53%
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Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 7 (MS-7916) - $203

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