MSI Z97A GAMING 7 (MS-7916)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 58%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (81st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 19 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. Additionally this processor can handle very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 82.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics56.2% 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 Drive92.1% 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.
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 Z97A GAMING 7 (MS-7916)  (all builds)
Memory11.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime3.4 Days
Run DateJan 19 '20 at 05:08
Run Duration139 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (81st 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 above expectations (70th percentile)
82.9% Excellent
1-Core 116
2-Core 259
86% 187 Pts
4-Core 472
8-Core 681
75% 577 Pts
64-Core 686
46% 686 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 82.9%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$428
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 432.0
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
56.2% Above average
Lighting 217
Reflection 190
Parallax 207
57% 205 fps
MRender 156
Gravity 203
Splatting 141
56% 167 fps
Poor: 47%
This bench: 56.2%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel 730 Series 240GB-$350
58GB free (System drive)
Firmware: L2010420
SusWrite @10s intervals: 276 281 281 251 281 283 MB/s
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
92.1% Outstanding
Read 370
Write 244
Mixed 199
SusWrite 276
61% 272 MB/s
4K Read 34.3
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 35.7
158% 61.5 MB/s
DQ Read 348
DQ Write 232
DQ Mixed 256
200% 278 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 92.1%
Great: 96%
WD Red 2TB (2012)-$70
1.5TB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 135 139 138 140 140 140 MB/s
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
80.2% Excellent
Read 141
Write 134
Mixed 81.5
SusWrite 139
91% 124 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1
189% 1.37 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 80.2%
Great: 88%
SanDisk Ultra 123GB
62GB free, PID null
SusWrite @10s intervals: 41 41 41 42 42 42 MB/s
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
34.7% Below average
Read 109
Write 38.9
Mixed 63.4
SusWrite 41.5
76% 63.2 MB/s
4K Read 5
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 2.9
212% 3.57 MB/s
Poor: 10%
This bench: 34.7%
Great: 40%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL TridentX DDR3 2400 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
85% Excellent
MC Read 31.7
MC Write 31.3
MC Mixed 25.8
85% 29.6 GB/s
SC Read 22.1
SC Write 24.3
SC Mixed 27.6
70% 24.7 GB/s
Latency 46
87% 46 ns
Poor: 39%
This bench: 85%
Great: 89%
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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 1,240 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 53%
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Desktop
Desktop 76%
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Workstation
Workstation 52%
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Motherboard: MSI Z97A GAMING 7 (MS-7916)

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