MSI Z97S SLI PLUS (MS-7930)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 52%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (85th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 15 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 84.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics59.7% 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)
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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 11 years and 7 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
Sub-optimal background CPU (14%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMSI MS-7930
MotherboardMSI Z97S SLI PLUS (MS-7930)  (all builds)
Memory12.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20140428
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 11 '21 at 00:08
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 14%
Watch Gameplay: 1060-6GB + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing above expectations (85th 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-$221
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
84.9% Excellent
Memory 95.2
1-Core 111
2-Core 219
84% 142 Pts
4-Core 432
8-Core 430
59% 431 Pts
64-Core 426
29% 426 Pts
Poor: 63%
This bench: 84.9%
Great: 91%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$290
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 461.09
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
59.7% Above average
Lighting 74.7
Reflection 77.7
Parallax 71.6
60% 74.7 fps
MRender 68.2
Gravity 73.9
Splatting 70.2
59% 70.8 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 59.7%
Great: 62%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk Ultra Plus 128GB-$75
13GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X2316RL
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 463
Write 255
Mixed 216
68% 311 MB/s
4K Read 27.9
4K Write 98.7
4K Mixed 33.3
137% 53.3 MB/s
DQ Read 313
DQ Write 184
DQ Mixed 122
125% 206 MB/s
Poor: 54% Great: 92%
Seagate Desktop SSHD 1TB-$80
106GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 163 183 182 179 179 183 MB/s
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
98.1% Outstanding
Read 162
Write 131
Mixed 60.5
SusWrite 178
97% 133 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 5.2
4K Mixed 2.4
421% 3 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 98.1%
Great: 112%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR3 1866 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1333 MHz clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
72% Very good
MC Read 26
MC Write 26.8
MC Mixed 23.2
72% 25.3 GB/s
SC Read 17.9
SC Write 20.2
SC Mixed 22.6
58% 20.2 GB/s
Latency 56.6
71% 56.6 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 72%
Great: 72%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical Z97S SLI PLUS (MS-7930) Builds (Compare 174 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 44%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Sail boat

Motherboard: MSI Z97S SLI PLUS (MS-7930) - $154

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 48% - Average Total price: $815
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