MSI Z97A GAMING 7 (MS-7916)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 52%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (47th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 53 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 71.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics53.8% 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 Drive75.4% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait 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.
High background CPU (21%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7916
MotherboardMSI Z97A GAMING 7 (MS-7916)  (all builds)
Memory11.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150528
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 17 '19 at 22:10
Run Duration131 Seconds
Run User ESP-User
Background CPU 21%

 PC Performing as expected (47th 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 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
71.9% Very good
1-Core 110
2-Core 242
82% 176 Pts
4-Core 379
8-Core 594
62% 487 Pts
64-Core 634
43% 634 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 71.9%
Great: 91%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$428
CLim: 1505 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 419.35
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
53.8% Above average
Lighting 206
Reflection 179
Parallax 216
54% 200 fps
MRender 149
Gravity 194
Splatting 133
54% 159 fps
Poor: 47%
This bench: 53.8%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX100 256GB-$116
43GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 152 130 101 98 95 86 MB/s
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
75.4% Very good
Read 382
Write 304
Mixed 267
SusWrite 110
59% 266 MB/s
4K Read 26.3
4K Write 94.9
4K Mixed 36.2
136% 52.5 MB/s
DQ Read 207
DQ Write 311
DQ Mixed 104
122% 207 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 75.4%
Great: 97%
Crucial BX500 480GB-$59
228GB free
Firmware: M6CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 246 366 391 329 7.3 7.6 MB/s
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
61.5% Good
Read 452
Write 408
Mixed 364
SusWrite 224
81% 362 MB/s
4K Read 14.8
4K Write 29.4
4K Mixed 15.7
58% 20 MB/s
DQ Read 207
DQ Write 332
DQ Mixed 32.2
91% 190 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 61.5%
Great: 101%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 1866 C9 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
63.4% Good
MC Read 22.6
MC Write 24
MC Mixed 20.2
64% 22.3 GB/s
SC Read 15
SC Write 20.9
SC Mixed 17.3
51% 17.7 GB/s
Latency 62.9
64% 62.9 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 63.4%
Great: 72%
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 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 1,236 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 52%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI Z97A GAMING 7 (MS-7916)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 47% - Average Total price: $823
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