MSI Z97 GAMING 7 (MS-7916)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 80%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (54th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 46 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 83%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics94.5% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive61.2% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
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.
SystemMSI MS-7916
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 7 (MS-7916)  (all builds)
Memory25.3 GB free of 32 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime1.9 Days
Run DateNov 30 '20 at 23:39
Run Duration173 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU7%
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 PC Performing as expected (54th 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 4.25 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
83% Excellent
Memory 91.6
1-Core 124
2-Core 242
88% 152 Pts
4-Core 401
8-Core 642
66% 522 Pts
64-Core 647
43% 647 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 83%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2060-$338
CLim: 2190 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 456.71
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
94.5% Outstanding
Lighting 123
Reflection 113
Parallax 116
99% 117 fps
MRender 136
Gravity 105
Splatting 97.5
89% 113 fps
Poor: 80%
This bench: 94.5%
Great: 96%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel 530 Series 240GB-$149
136GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DC12
SusWrite @10s intervals: 190 196 212 201 220 218 MB/s
Performing below potential (11th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
61.2% Good
Read 284
Write 203
Mixed 236
SusWrite 206
52% 232 MB/s
4K Read 19.8
4K Write 62.7
4K Mixed 27
98% 36.5 MB/s
DQ Read 175
DQ Write 146
DQ Mixed 114
98% 145 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 61.2%
Great: 90%
Intel 530 Series 240GB-$149
223GB free
Firmware: DC32
SusWrite @10s intervals: 235 174 191 242 239 169 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
91.8% Outstanding
Read 454
Write 270
Mixed 274
SusWrite 208
67% 302 MB/s
4K Read 34
4K Write 99.6
4K Mixed 43.1
160% 58.9 MB/s
DQ Read 277
DQ Write 254
DQ Mixed 151
144% 227 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 91.8%
Great: 90%
Intel 660p NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB-$224
2TB free
Firmware: 004C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 619 620 600 605 594 598 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
157% Outstanding
Read 658
Write 602
Mixed 544
SusWrite 606
136% 602 MB/s
4K Read 40.1
4K Write 141
4K Mixed 58.6
210% 79.8 MB/s
DQ Read 769
DQ Write 517
DQ Mixed 551
436% 613 MB/s
Poor: 172%
This bench: 157%
Great: 288%
Samsung 860 Evo 1TB-$108
863GB free
Firmware: RVT04B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 283 308 306 293 287 316 MB/s
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
112% Outstanding
Read 459
Write 435
Mixed 422
SusWrite 299
91% 404 MB/s
4K Read 32.4
4K Write 117
4K Mixed 60.4
188% 69.9 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 343
DQ Mixed 356
269% 360 MB/s
Poor: 85%
This bench: 112%
Great: 134%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 C10 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
60.7% Good
MC Read 21.9
MC Write 21.8
MC Mixed 18.1
59% 20.6 GB/s
SC Read 17.2
SC Write 23.6
SC Mixed 20.1
58% 20.3 GB/s
Latency 64.8
62% 64.8 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 60.7%
Great: 63%

 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 1,914 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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