MSI Z97 GAMING 7 (MS-7916)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (57th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 43 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 73.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics52.6% 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 Drive57.3% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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 (30%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7916
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 7 (MS-7916)  (all builds)
Memory12.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150213
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 22 '20 at 20:39
Run Duration140 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 30%

 PC Performing as expected (57th 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 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
73.5% Very good
Memory 84.5
1-Core 106
2-Core 213
78% 134 Pts
4-Core 364
8-Core 349
49% 356 Pts
64-Core 362
24% 362 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 73.5%
Great: 91%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$340
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 451.67
Performing below potential (80th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
52.6% Above average
Lighting 65.6
Reflection 66.5
Parallax 59.1
54% 63.7 fps
MRender 69.9
Gravity 61.6
Splatting 52.5
41% 61.3 fps
Poor: 45%
This bench: 52.6%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB-$67
68GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 600ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 97 92 90 92 98 MB/s
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
57.3% Above average
Read 259
Write 125
Mixed 172
SusWrite 94.7
36% 163 MB/s
4K Read 23.8
4K Write 81.5
4K Mixed 30.9
119% 45.4 MB/s
DQ Read 92.1
DQ Write 119
DQ Mixed 106
80% 106 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 57.3%
Great: 73%
Samsung Spinpoint F4 2TB-$95
509GB free
Firmware: 1AQ10001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 90 84 83 82 80 80 MB/s
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
57% Above average
Read 115
Write 133
Mixed 63.8
SusWrite 83
72% 98.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
184% 1.4 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 57%
Great: 74%
SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 32GB-$9
24GB free, PID 5581
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 47 43 18 19 18 18 MB/s
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
33.1% Below average
Read 126
Write 57
Mixed 73.8
SusWrite 27.1
84% 71.1 MB/s
4K Read 5
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 3
206% 3.5 MB/s
Poor: 11%
This bench: 33.1%
Great: 37%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1600 C9 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
53.1% Above average
MC Read 19.4
MC Write 19.9
MC Mixed 15.7
52% 18.3 GB/s
SC Read 14.4
SC Write 17.8
SC Mixed 16.2
46% 16.1 GB/s
Latency 72.6
55% 72.6 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 53.1%
Great: 64%

 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 1,644 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 53% - Above average Total price: $961
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