MSI Z97 GAMING 7 (MS-7916)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (59th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 41 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 79.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics51.3% 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 Drive112% 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)
Memory12.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colori
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140724
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 14 '21 at 13:06
Run Duration139 Seconds
Run User ITA-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing as expected (59th 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 3.75 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
79.2% Very good
Memory 91.4
1-Core 120
2-Core 248
88% 153 Pts
4-Core 367
8-Core 493
56% 430 Pts
64-Core 480
32% 480 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 79.2%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$340
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 456.71
Performing below potential (62nd percentile) - GPU OC Guide
51.3% Above average
Lighting 63.8
Reflection 69
Parallax 61.8
52% 64.9 fps
MRender 66.6
Gravity 62.7
Splatting 54.4
51% 61.2 fps
Poor: 46%
This bench: 51.3%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$70
95GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 258 207 197 194 197 195 MB/s
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
112% Outstanding
Read 482
Write 480
Mixed 381
SusWrite 208
87% 388 MB/s
4K Read 44
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 61.7
207% 73.5 MB/s
DQ Read 373
DQ Write 340
DQ Mixed 357
268% 357 MB/s
Poor: 73%
This bench: 112%
Great: 123%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$30
672GB free
Firmware: CC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 169 197 197 198 195 198 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
111% Outstanding
Read 195
Write 157
Mixed 88
SusWrite 192
116% 158 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.7
146% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 111%
Great: 114%
WD My Passport 500GB
118GB free, PID 0748
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 34 40 40 40 40 39 MB/s
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
19.6% Very poor
Read 40.1
Write 36.2
Mixed 28.4
SusWrite 38.6
48% 35.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
84% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 19.6%
Great: 38%
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 above expectations (67th percentile)
66.5% Good
MC Read 24.2
MC Write 24.2
MC Mixed 21
66% 23.1 GB/s
SC Read 15.6
SC Write 23
SC Mixed 22.8
58% 20.5 GB/s
Latency 65.1
61% 65.1 ns
Poor: 34%
This bench: 66.5%
Great: 73%

 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 1,924 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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