MSI Z87M GAMING (MS-7866)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 17%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (85th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 15 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: 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 106%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics6.44% is a very low 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot Drive58.8% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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-7866
MotherboardMSI Z87M GAMING (MS-7866)  (all builds)
Memory14.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150602
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 13 '17 at 16:50
Run Duration118 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing way above expectations (85th 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-$334
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.6 GHz, turbo 5.25 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
106% Outstanding
SC Int 139
SC Float 138
SC Mixed 136
110% 138 Pts
QC Int 538
QC Float 460
QC Mixed 544
117% 514 Pts
MC Int 701
MC Float 745
MC Mixed 737
109% 728 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 106%
Great: 99%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 4600 (Desktop 1.25 GHz)-$15
MSI(1462 7866) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 20.19.15.4531
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
6.44% Terrible
Lighting 13.5
Reflection 19.9
Parallax 25.7
6% 19.7 fps
MRender 24.9
Gravity 8.1
Splatting 21.2
7% 18.1 fps
Poor: 4%
This bench: 6.44%
Great: 6%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB-$60
73GB free
Firmware: Z22000RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
58.8% Above average
Read 444
Write 188
Mixed 281
67% 304 MB/s
4K Read 20.5
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 3.42
99% 47.9 MB/s
DQ Read 22.3
DQ Write 94.2
DQ Mixed 3.33
19% 39.9 MB/s
Poor: 30%
This bench: 58.8%
Great: 64%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$57
681GB free
Firmware: MS2OA7S0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
95.3% Outstanding
Read 160
Write 172
Mixed 154
122% 162 MB/s
4K Read 0.71
4K Write 2.07
4K Mixed 0.22
92% 1 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 95.3%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ares DDR3 2133 C10 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 2133 MHz clocked @ 2168 MHz
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
80% Very good
MC Read 29.5
MC Write 28.5
MC Mixed 24
78% 27.3 GB/s
SC Read 22.1
SC Write 25.9
SC Mixed 26.5
71% 24.8 GB/s
Latency 45.6
88% 45.6 ns
Poor: 43%
This bench: 80%
Great: 82%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z87M GAMING (MS-7866) Builds (Compare 350 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 61%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat

Motherboard: MSI Z87M GAMING (MS-7866) - $230

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $1,027
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HDDRAMUSB
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