MSI Z97A GAMING 6 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 20%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 17%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (92nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 8 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
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 92.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics12.6% is a very low 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot Drive55.8% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97A GAMING 6 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory13.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit Farben
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 12 '21 at 11:54
Run Duration128 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing way above expectations (92nd 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, 4 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
92.2% Outstanding
Memory 96.2
1-Core 132
2-Core 264
94% 164 Pts
4-Core 509
8-Core 512
70% 511 Pts
64-Core 525
35% 525 Pts
Poor: 71%
This bench: 92.2%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 460-$203
MSI(1462 2322) 1GB
CLim: 725 MHz, MLim: 900 MHz, Ram: 1GB, Driver: 391.35
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
12.6% Very poor
Lighting 14.6
Reflection 20.9
Parallax 14.1
12% 16.5 fps
MRender 22.3
Gravity 15.9
Splatting 14.6
14% 17.6 fps
Poor: 11%
This bench: 12.6%
Great: 14%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Corsair Force 120GB
55GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 73 64 78 80 81 81 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
55.8% Above average
Read 177
Write 123
Mixed 145
SusWrite 75.9
29% 130 MB/s
4K Read 28.3
4K Write 82.2
4K Mixed 31
126% 47.2 MB/s
DQ Read 144
DQ Write 114
DQ Mixed 90.6
78% 116 MB/s
Poor: 30%
This bench: 55.8%
Great: 56%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ares DDR3 1600 C9 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 2200 MHz
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
84.6% Excellent
MC Read 30.9
MC Write 31.8
MC Mixed 26.7
85% 29.8 GB/s
SC Read 22.5
SC Write 24.7
SC Mixed 27.3
71% 24.8 GB/s
Latency 53.3
75% 53.3 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 84.6%
Great: 63%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 0: 0R 0G 0B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
0% 0% 0 9 7 85 24.5" 1280 720 ACR0742 XB253Q
Typical Z97A GAMING 6 (MS-7917) Builds (Compare 580 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Motherboard: MSI Z97A GAMING 6 (MS-7917)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $788
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