MSI Z97A GAMING 7 (MS-7916)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 120%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 82%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (67th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 33 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 87.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics68.5% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive265% 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.
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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7916
MotherboardMSI Z97A GAMING 7 (MS-7916)  (all builds)
Memory29.4 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 14 '18 at 20:51
Run Duration178 Seconds
Run User ESP-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (67th 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 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
87.1% Excellent
SC Int 118
SC Float 115
SC Mixed 119
94% 117 Pts
QC Int 440
QC Float 454
QC Mixed 436
100% 443 Pts
MC Int 593
MC Float 633
MC Mixed 625
92% 617 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 87.1%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$195
CLim: 1519 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 390.77
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
68.5% Good
Lighting 221
Reflection 188
Parallax 205
66% 204 fps
MRender 155
Gravity 197
Splatting 134
70% 162 fps
Poor: 54%
This bench: 68.5%
Great: 72%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk Extreme Pro 480GB-$219
446GB free
Firmware: X212 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
76.3% Very good
Read 368
Write 358
Mixed 356
81% 361 MB/s
4K Read 31.2
4K Write 72.2
4K Mixed 23.4
115% 42.3 MB/s
DQ Read 31.5
DQ Write 213
DQ Mixed 16.8
44% 87 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 76.3%
Great: 113%
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$99
154GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
265% Outstanding
Read 2,593
Write 1,260
Mixed 1,357
381% 1,737 MB/s
4K Read 57.4
4K Write 141
4K Mixed 49
225% 82.6 MB/s
DQ Read 424
DQ Write 331
DQ Mixed 163
180% 306 MB/s
Poor: 138%
This bench: 265%
Great: 236%
WD Blue 3TB (2015)-$90
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
89.1% Excellent
Read 161
Write 149
Mixed 141
113% 151 MB/s
4K Read 0.73
4K Write 2.47
4K Mixed 0.23
102% 1.14 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 89.1%
Great: 97%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$40
436GB free
Firmware: 03.01A03 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
97.1% Outstanding
Read 166
Write 173
Mixed 153
123% 164 MB/s
4K Read 0.79
4K Write 2.33
4K Mixed 0.29
109% 1.14 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 97.1%
Great: 106%
WD Black 2TB (2013)-$95
165GB free
Firmware: 01.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
69.5% Good
Read 117
Write 125
Mixed 120
91% 121 MB/s
4K Read 0.49
4K Write 2.73
4K Mixed 0.22
95% 1.15 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 69.5%
Great: 111%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 2400 C11 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
87.2% Excellent
MC Read 32.7
MC Write 32.2
MC Mixed 27.6
88% 30.8 GB/s
SC Read 22.2
SC Write 21.6
SC Mixed 28.8
69% 24.2 GB/s
Latency 48.3
83% 48.3 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 87.2%
Great: 98%
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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 7 (MS-7916) Builds (Compare 651 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: MSI Z97A GAMING 7 (MS-7916)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 89% - Excellent Total price: $638
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