MSI Z97A GAMING 6 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 37%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (56th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 44 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 88.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics30.1% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive116% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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)
Memory11.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime5.3 Days
Run DateFeb 14 '18 at 09:31
Run Duration164 Seconds
Run User PHL-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing as expected (56th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i7-4790K-$365
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
88.4% Excellent
SC Int 125
SC Float 127
SC Mixed 123
100% 125 Pts
QC Int 425
QC Float 431
QC Mixed 436
98% 431 Pts
MC Int 598
MC Float 658
MC Mixed 648
95% 635 Pts
Poor: 69%
This bench: 88.4%
Great: 99%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 660-$170
EVGA(3842 2663) 2GB
CLim: 1293 MHz, MLim: 1502 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
30.1% Below average
Lighting 79
Reflection 66
Parallax 104
27% 82.9 fps
MRender 70.5
Gravity 91.5
Splatting 60.7
32% 74.2 fps
Poor: 26%
This bench: 30.1%
Great: 31%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$110
69GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
116% Outstanding
Read 503
Write 396
Mixed 412
97% 437 MB/s
4K Read 45.6
4K Write 96.1
4K Mixed 50.4
185% 64 MB/s
DQ Read 372
DQ Write 279
DQ Mixed 129
150% 260 MB/s
Poor: 79%
This bench: 116%
Great: 134%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB-$70
1TB free
Firmware: CC25 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (60th percentile)
95.6% Outstanding
Read 169
Write 164
Mixed 158
123% 164 MB/s
4K Read 0.77
4K Write 1.55
4K Mixed 0.21
84% 0.85 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 95.6%
Great: 113%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$44
517GB free
Firmware: CC44 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
61.6% Good
Read 110
Write 104
Mixed 111
82% 109 MB/s
4K Read 0.68
4K Write 0.94
4K Mixed 0.26
74% 0.63 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 61.6%
Great: 112%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB-$31
416GB free
Firmware: CC34 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
69.5% Good
Read 119
Write 123
Mixed 112
89% 118 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.58
4K Mixed 0.6
125% 0.96 MB/s
Poor: 28%
This bench: 69.5%
Great: 73%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL TridentX DDR3 2400 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 2400 MHz clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (25th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
50.1% Above average
MC Read 16.8
MC Write 18.4
MC Mixed 15.4
48% 16.9 GB/s
SC Read 13
SC Write 19.1
SC Mixed 16.6
46% 16.2 GB/s
Latency 68.4
58% 68.4 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 50.1%
Great: 89%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z97A GAMING 6 (MS-7917) Builds (Compare 392 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

Motherboard: MSI Z97A GAMING 6 (MS-7917)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 86% - Excellent Total price: $672
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