MSI Z97 GAMING 7 (MS-7916)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (72nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 28 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 85.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics58.1% 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 Drive126% 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7916
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 7 (MS-7916)  (all builds)
Memory12.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 18 '20 at 22:45
Run Duration135 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-4790K-$348
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
85.5% Excellent
Memory 93.9
1-Core 118
2-Core 234
87% 149 Pts
4-Core 416
8-Core 610
66% 513 Pts
64-Core 613
41% 613 Pts
Poor: 68%
This bench: 85.5%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$340
MSI(1462 3161) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1625 MHz, MLim: 1827 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 456.55
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
58.1% Above average
Lighting 228
Reflection 200
Parallax 220
60% 216 fps
MRender 167
Gravity 208
Splatting 141
58% 172 fps
Poor: 47%
This bench: 58.1%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Pro 256GB-$222
132GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXM03B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 458 469 479 483 484 417 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
126% Outstanding
Read 501
Write 472
Mixed 367
SusWrite 465
102% 451 MB/s
4K Read 43.7
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 56.7
197% 69.9 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 348
DQ Mixed 336
260% 354 MB/s
Poor: 74%
This bench: 126%
Great: 122%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB-$34
402GB free
Firmware: JC4B
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 110
Write 109
Mixed 69
71% 95.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1
176% 1.2 MB/s
Poor: 27% Great: 72%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$34
106GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 117 115 117 118 119 118 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
65.4% Good
Read 110
Write 110
Mixed 82
SusWrite 117
77% 105 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1.1
220% 1.67 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 65.4%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
60.3% Good
MC Read 21.2
MC Write 21.7
MC Mixed 18.2
58% 20.4 GB/s
SC Read 16.9
SC Write 21.8
SC Mixed 20.5
56% 19.7 GB/s
Latency 60
67% 60 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 60.3%
Great: 62%

 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 1,467 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $961
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Intel Core i5-10600K $275Nvidia GTX 1650S (Super) $170Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $43
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $36Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $69SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $34Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $69SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $544SanDisk Extreme 16GB $28
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