MSI Z97A GAMING 6 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (50th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 50 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 73.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics78.1% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive87.2% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait times.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97A GAMING 6 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory26.2 GB free of 32 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0.6 Days
Run DateJan 11 '18 at 23:27
Run Duration170 Seconds
Run User TUR-User
Background CPU6%

 PC Performing as expected (50th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-4790K-$348
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
73.5% Very good
1-Core 123
2-Core 244
86% 183 Pts
4-Core 409
8-Core 638
67% 524 Pts
64-Core 643
43% 643 Pts
Poor: 58%
This bench: 73.5%
Great: 88%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$359
MSI(1462 3303) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2037 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 388.59
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
78.1% Very good
Lighting 308
Reflection 288
Parallax 302
79% 299 fps
MRender 202
Gravity 288
Splatting 226
77% 239 fps
Poor: 69%
This bench: 78.1%
Great: 86%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SM2280S3G2240G 240GB
213GB free
Firmware: SAFM01.R Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
86.6% Excellent
Read 514
Write 320
Mixed 401
91% 412 MB/s
4K Read 31.8
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 13.8
119% 48.8 MB/s
DQ Read 253
DQ Write 317
DQ Mixed 57.9
107% 210 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 86.6%
Great: 98%
SanDisk U110 128GB-$69
110GB free
Firmware: U221000 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
48.9% Average
Read 440
Write 268
Mixed 281
73% 330 MB/s
4K Read 17.7
4K Write 16.5
4K Mixed 8.67
47% 14.3 MB/s
DQ Read 38.8
DQ Write 18
DQ Mixed 10
12% 22.3 MB/s
Poor: 27%
This bench: 48.9%
Great: 50%
Samsung 750 EVO 250GB-$100
84GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MAT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (20th percentile)
87.2% Excellent
Read 483
Write 267
Mixed 270
75% 340 MB/s
4K Read 41.2
4K Write 63.3
4K Mixed 29.6
134% 44.7 MB/s
DQ Read 340
DQ Write 178
DQ Mixed 66.5
101% 195 MB/s
Poor: 70%
This bench: 87.2%
Great: 117%
Seagate ST1000VX001-1HH162 1TB
369GB free
Firmware: CV11 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
53.9% Above average
Read 89.8
Write 97.8
Mixed 82.5
68% 90 MB/s
4K Read 0.51
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.17
73% 0.82 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 53.9%
Great: 100%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600 C9 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
57.7% Above average
MC Read 21.4
MC Write 21.1
MC Mixed 16.6
56% 19.7 GB/s
SC Read 15.1
SC Write 21.9
SC Mixed 19
53% 18.7 GB/s
Latency 67.5
59% 67.5 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 57.7%
Great: 83%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Gaming
Gaming 51%
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Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
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Motherboard: MSI Z97A GAMING 6 (MS-7917)

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