MSI Z97 GAMING 7 (MS-7916)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 56%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (67th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 33 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 93.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics53.3% 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 Drive47.8% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia 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)
Memory28.5 GB free of 32 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit cores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 03 '20 at 22:50
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User BRA-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing above expectations (67th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-4690K-$189
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
93.5% Outstanding
Memory 95
1-Core 137
2-Core 273
96% 168 Pts
4-Core 531
8-Core 535
73% 533 Pts
64-Core 542
36% 542 Pts
Poor: 59%
This bench: 93.5%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$395
CLim: 1506 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 445.75
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
53.3% Above average
Lighting 202
Reflection 185
Parallax 203
53% 197 fps
MRender 154
Gravity 190
Splatting 138
54% 161 fps
Poor: 47%
This bench: 53.3%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow UV400 120GB-$55
36GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0C3J96R9
SusWrite @10s intervals: 118 88 64 55 62 53 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
47.8% Average
Read 438
Write 340
Mixed 69.8
SusWrite 73.2
51% 230 MB/s
4K Read 22.8
4K Write 26.7
4K Mixed 18.4
72% 22.6 MB/s
DQ Read 142
DQ Write 28.4
DQ Mixed 52.3
47% 74.1 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 47.8%
Great: 81%
Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB-$35
509GB free
Firmware: MS2OA750
SusWrite @10s intervals: 141 151 165 166 162 161 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
99.1% Outstanding
Read 188
Write 187
Mixed 35.8
SusWrite 158
102% 142 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.7
148% 1.17 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 99.1%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 1866 C10 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR3 1333 MHz clocked @ 1761 MHz
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
67.8% Good
MC Read 24
MC Write 25.2
MC Mixed 20.8
67% 23.3 GB/s
SC Read 19.1
SC Write 22.1
SC Mixed 21.5
60% 20.9 GB/s
Latency 57.1
70% 57.1 ns
Poor: 39%
This bench: 67.8%
Great: 74%
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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 5,668 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 50% - Above average Total price: $1,021
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