MSI Z97A GAMING 6 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (63rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 37 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 97.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
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)
Memory13.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150120
Uptime2 Days
Run DateMay 17 '18 at 17:12
Run Duration86 Seconds
Run User BLR-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (63rd 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 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
97.4% Outstanding
SC Int 136
SC Float 135
SC Mixed 138
109% 136 Pts
QC Int 451
QC Float 469
QC Mixed 480
106% 467 Pts
MC Int 677
MC Float 724
MC Mixed 695
105% 699 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 97.4%
Great: 98%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$78
142GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
116% Outstanding
Read 517
Write 417
Mixed 424
101% 452 MB/s
4K Read 44.7
4K Write 97.8
4K Mixed 48.2
181% 63.5 MB/s
DQ Read 363
DQ Write 278
DQ Mixed 116
142% 252 MB/s
Poor: 70%
This bench: 116%
Great: 124%
Seagate FireCuda SSHD 1TB (2016)-$69
141GB free
Firmware: CC41 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
64.4% Good
Read 97.1
Write 126
Mixed 100
81% 108 MB/s
4K Read 0.93
4K Write 5.3
4K Mixed 0.98
245% 2.4 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 64.4%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown BLS8G3D18ADS3.16FE 1315 BLT8G3D1869DT1TX0. 16GB
1867, 1867 MHz
8192, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
75.9% Very good
MC Read 28.4
MC Write 27.9
MC Mixed 21.9
74% 26.1 GB/s
SC Read 20.3
SC Write 25.2
SC Mixed 26
68% 23.8 GB/s
Latency 52
77% 52 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 75.9%
Great: 52%
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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 389 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 6 (MS-7917)

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