MSI Z97A GAMING 7 (MS-7916)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 104%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 99%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 71%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (61st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 39 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 82.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics116% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive165% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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.
SystemMSI MS-7916
MotherboardMSI Z97A GAMING 7 (MS-7916)  (all builds)
Memory10.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display3440 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors, 3440 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime12 Days
Run DateMar 26 '20 at 16:51
Run Duration143 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (61st 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 (68th percentile)
82.1% Excellent
1-Core 114
2-Core 262
86% 188 Pts
4-Core 466
8-Core 685
74% 576 Pts
64-Core 681
46% 681 Pts
Poor: 63%
This bench: 82.1%
Great: 90%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$522
CLim: 2025 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 442.74
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
116% Outstanding
Lighting 635
Reflection 395
Parallax 472
167% 500 fps
MRender 244
Gravity 433
Splatting 263
114% 313 fps
Poor: 84%
This bench: 116%
Great: 115%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Black SN750 NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB (2019)-$159
412GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 102000WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 496 682 600 669 654 659 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
165% Outstanding
Read 734
Write 723
Mixed 714
SusWrite 626
158% 699 MB/s
4K Read 44.6
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 62.1
210% 75 MB/s
DQ Read 780
DQ Write 684
DQ Mixed 804
583% 756 MB/s
Poor: 187%
This bench: 165%
Great: 329%
Samsung 850 Pro 512GB-$249
48GB free
Firmware: EXM04B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 350 351 306 286 238 229 MB/s
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
108% Outstanding
Read 512
Write 490
Mixed 374
SusWrite 293
94% 417 MB/s
4K Read 36.6
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 47.8
173% 63.8 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 351
DQ Mixed 357
270% 363 MB/s
Poor: 71%
This bench: 108%
Great: 125%
WD Black 2TB (2013)-$105
366GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 132 134 130 134 134 133 MB/s
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
82.3% Excellent
Read 154
Write 148
Mixed 98
SusWrite 133
98% 133 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 3.3
4K Mixed 1.3
243% 1.83 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 82.3%
Great: 110%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Sniper DDR3 1866 C9 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
69.6% Good
MC Read 24.8
MC Write 25.5
MC Mixed 21.6
68% 24 GB/s
SC Read 15.4
SC Write 24.3
SC Mixed 22.5
59% 20.7 GB/s
Latency 52
77% 52 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 69.6%
Great: 71%
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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 1,300 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 52%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI Z97A GAMING 7 (MS-7916)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 49% - Average Total price: $789
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