MSI Z97 GAMING 7 (MS-7916)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 100%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (49th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 51 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 94%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics71.6% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive288% 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 8.1 is the second most recent version of Windows but it's worth upgrading to Windows 10 which has had several improvements made to the user interface including a better homescreen.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7916
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 7 (MS-7916)  (all builds)
Memory14.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 30 '20 at 21:56
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing as expected (49th 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 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
94% Outstanding
Memory 97.9
1-Core 128
2-Core 257
93% 161 Pts
4-Core 488
8-Core 685
76% 586 Pts
64-Core 685
46% 685 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 94%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-Ti-$560
EVGA(3842 4991) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1392 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 457.09
Performing below potential (9th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
71.6% Very good
Lighting 88.4
Reflection 103
Parallax 92
72% 94.6 fps
MRender 91.4
Gravity 88.4
Splatting 80.3
72% 86.7 fps
Poor: 71%
This bench: 71.6%
Great: 91%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial P5 3D NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB-$130
335GB free (System drive)
Firmware: P4CR Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2335 2337 2379 2342 2293 2320 MB/s
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
288% Outstanding
Read 564
Write 201
Mixed 266
SusWrite 2,334
192% 841 MB/s
4K Read 11.1
4K Write 119
4K Mixed 84.8
188% 71.5 MB/s
DQ Read 1,496
DQ Write 1,208
DQ Mixed 1,326
1,000% 1,343 MB/s
Poor: 177%
This bench: 288%
Great: 387%
Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB-$137
960GB free
Firmware: MX6OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 123 120 123 121 123 122 MB/s
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
75% Very good
Read 139
Write 140
Mixed 35.7
SusWrite 122
79% 109 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.6
157% 1.33 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 75%
Great: 108%
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 way above expectations (86th percentile)
85.8% Excellent
MC Read 31.4
MC Write 32.4
MC Mixed 26.7
86% 30.2 GB/s
SC Read 20.8
SC Write 24.3
SC Mixed 26.5
68% 23.9 GB/s
Latency 46.6
86% 46.6 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 85.8%
Great: 89%

 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 1,893 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: 54% - Above average Total price: $961
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