MSI Z97 GAMING 7 (MS-7916)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 40%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (35th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 65 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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 72.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics49.4% 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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (36%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMSI MS-7916
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 7 (MS-7916)  (all builds)
Memory5.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140918
Uptime6.7 Days
Run DateApr 08 '21 at 16:31
Run Duration158 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 36%

 PC Performing below expectations (35th 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 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
72.5% Very good
Memory 93.9
1-Core 118
2-Core 207
83% 139 Pts
4-Core 277
8-Core 562
52% 420 Pts
64-Core 552
37% 552 Pts
Poor: 71%
This bench: 72.5%
Great: 93%
Graphics Cards Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$340
CLim: 1506 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 461.40
Performing below potential (42nd percentile) - GPU OC Guide
49.4% Average
Lighting 60
Reflection 71.9
Parallax 64.3
48% 65.4 fps
MRender 69.2
Gravity 61.2
Splatting 57.3
50% 62.6 fps
Poor: 45%
This bench: 49.4%
Great: 56%
Intel HD 4600 (Desktop 1.25 GHz)-$15
MSI(1462 7916) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 20.19.15.4835
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
3.02% Terrible
Lighting 3.9
Reflection 2.6
Parallax 6.8
3% 4.43 fps
MRender 8.1
Gravity 2.7
Splatting 5.4
3% 5.4 fps
Poor: 2%
This bench: 3.02%
Great: 3%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Pro 128GB-$128
0GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXM02B6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 450
Write 220
Mixed 245
67% 305 MB/s
4K Read 30.6
4K Write 92.6
4K Mixed 40.1
147% 54.4 MB/s
DQ Read 373
DQ Write 268
DQ Mixed 280
220% 307 MB/s
Poor: 62% Great: 117%
WD Blue SN500 NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$70
42GB free
Firmware: 201000WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 649 483 333 284 271 262 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
144% Outstanding
Read 650
Write 629
Mixed 639
SusWrite 380
129% 574 MB/s
4K Read 42.2
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 58.9
200% 72 MB/s
DQ Read 762
DQ Write 701
DQ Mixed 940
648% 801 MB/s
Poor: 137%
This bench: 144%
Great: 225%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$34
242GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 134 139 136 137 135 138 MB/s
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
71.3% Very good
Read 112
Write 124
Mixed 73.2
SusWrite 136
82% 111 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 1
191% 1.27 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 71.3%
Great: 109%
WD My Passport 0827 1TB
266GB free, PID 0827
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 75 74 74 74 74 74 MB/s
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
32.6% Below average
Read 72.3
Write 74.7
Mixed 46.9
SusWrite 74.3
91% 67.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
97% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 32.6%
Great: 45%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 1866 C10 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1333 MHz clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
62.1% Good
MC Read 23
MC Write 23.4
MC Mixed 19.2
62% 21.9 GB/s
SC Read 13
SC Write 19.4
SC Mixed 17.2
47% 16.5 GB/s
Latency 60.1
66% 60.1 ns
Poor: 38%
This bench: 62.1%
Great: 75%

 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 2,208 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: 52% - Above average Total price: $991
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