MSI Z97 GAMING 7 (MS-7916)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 49%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (69th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 31 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 86.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very 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 Drive114% 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)
Memory13 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 13:11
Run Duration138 Seconds
Run User ITA-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (69th 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 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
86.1% Excellent
Memory 94.2
1-Core 127
2-Core 246
90% 156 Pts
4-Core 429
8-Core 566
65% 498 Pts
64-Core 522
35% 522 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 86.1%
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 63.7
Reflection 69.2
Parallax 61.7
52% 64.9 fps
MRender 66.6
Gravity 62.9
Splatting 54.5
51% 61.3 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: 258 302 296 267 241 196 MB/s
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
114% Outstanding
Read 500
Write 485
Mixed 385
SusWrite 260
91% 407 MB/s
4K Read 35.2
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 63
197% 72.2 MB/s
DQ Read 376
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 356
268% 359 MB/s
Poor: 73%
This bench: 114%
Great: 123%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$30
672GB free
Firmware: CC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 170 197 198 197 196 198 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
111% Outstanding
Read 193
Write 153
Mixed 93.4
SusWrite 193
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 40 MB/s
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
19.3% Very poor
Read 38.3
Write 29.2
Mixed 28.1
SusWrite 38.7
45% 33.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
84% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 19.3%
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 way above expectations (88th percentile)
69.8% Good
MC Read 25.3
MC Write 25.5
MC Mixed 21.3
69% 24 GB/s
SC Read 19.9
SC Write 23.6
SC Mixed 23.4
64% 22.3 GB/s
Latency 59.3
68% 59.3 ns
Poor: 34%
This bench: 69.8%
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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HDDRAMUSB
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