MSI Z97 GAMING 7 (MS-7916)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 134%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 113%
UFO
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (57th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 43 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 86.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics159% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive70.1% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
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)
Memory12.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime1.1 Days
Run DateMay 17 '21 at 21:57
Run Duration142 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU4%
Watch Gameplay: 3070 + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing as expected (57th 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 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
86.4% Excellent
Memory 93
1-Core 134
2-Core 252
92% 160 Pts
4-Core 431
8-Core 665
70% 548 Pts
64-Core 673
45% 673 Pts
Poor: 68%
This bench: 86.4%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 3070-$500
Gigabyte(1458 404E) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2205 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 466.27
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
159% Outstanding
Lighting 228
Reflection 213
Parallax 206
185% 216 fps
MRender 192
Gravity 154
Splatting 137
129% 161 fps
Poor: 134%
This bench: 159%
Great: 166%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
HyperX Fury 240GB-$193
68GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 603ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 121 97 139 123 137 137 MB/s
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
70.1% Very good
Read 310
Write 201
Mixed 216
SusWrite 126
48% 213 MB/s
4K Read 27.7
4K Write 94.7
4K Mixed 37.5
140% 53.3 MB/s
DQ Read 106
DQ Write 200
DQ Mixed 163
121% 157 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 70.1%
Great: 83%
Kingston SA2000M81000G 1TB
579GB free
Firmware: S5Z42105
SusWrite @10s intervals: 634 647 633 652 662 664 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
177% Outstanding
Read 734
Write 655
Mixed 658
SusWrite 649
152% 674 MB/s
4K Read 57.6
4K Write 129
4K Mixed 76
253% 87.5 MB/s
DQ Read 776
DQ Write 527
DQ Mixed 423
377% 575 MB/s
Poor: 142%
This bench: 177%
Great: 319%
Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB-$40
591GB free
Firmware: MS2OA750
SusWrite @10s intervals: 107 113 114 112 115 114 MB/s
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
82.6% Excellent
Read 176
Write 117
Mixed 36.8
SusWrite 113
80% 110 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.6
131% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 82.6%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 992069 (997069) 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
59.7% Above average
MC Read 20.6
MC Write 21.8
MC Mixed 18.3
58% 20.2 GB/s
SC Read 16.8
SC Write 22.4
SC Mixed 19
55% 19.4 GB/s
Latency 62.1
64% 62.1 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 59.7%
Great: 64%

 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 2,388 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 7 (MS-7916) - $203

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $991
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