MSI Z97-G55 SLI (MS-7921)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 4%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 4%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (33rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 67 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 81.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics1.43% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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.
SystemMSI MS-7921
MotherboardMSI Z97-G55 SLI (MS-7921)  (all builds)
Memory9.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1680 x 1050 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160219
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 15 '22 at 06:10
Run Duration154 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU10%

 PC Performing below expectations (33rd 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 4.25 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (60th percentile)
81.6% Excellent
Memory 88.1
1-Core 121
2-Core 223
82% 144 Pts
4-Core 405
8-Core 613
63% 509 Pts
64-Core 643
40% 643 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 81.6%
Great: 89%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 4600 (Desktop 1.25 GHz)-$15
MSI(1462 7921) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 20.19.15.4531
Relative performance (0th percentile)
1.43% Terrible
Lighting 0.2
Reflection 2.8
Parallax 7.5
0% 3.5 fps
MRender 8.3
Gravity 2.7
Splatting 6.5
3% 5.83 fps
Poor: 2%
This bench: 1.43%
Great: 3%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 640GB (2008)-$40
551GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 9.1 38 33 30 34 33 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
30.7% Below average
Read 77.5
Write 35.2
Mixed 20.5
SusWrite 29.6
30% 40.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.5
85% 0.57 MB/s
Poor: 31%
This bench: 30.7%
Great: 62%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown RMR5030ME68F9F1600 Hynix HMT351U6CFR8C-PB 0467 RMR5030ME68F9F1600 Hynix HMT351U6CFR8C-PB 16GB
1600, 1600, 1600, 1600 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
57.5% Above average
MC Read 20.9
MC Write 21.3
MC Mixed 16.2
56% 19.5 GB/s
SC Read 15.5
SC Write 22.6
SC Mixed 20.3
56% 19.5 GB/s
Latency 69.4
58% 69.4 ns
Poor: 56%
This bench: 57.5%
Great: 57%

 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 60 20" 1280 720 DELD011 DELL E207WFP
Typical Z97-G55 SLI (MS-7921) Builds (Compare 138 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 48%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat

Motherboard: MSI Z97-G55 SLI (MS-7921)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 91% - Outstanding Total price: $450
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