MSI Z97 GAMING 7 (MS-7916)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 26%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 21%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 19%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (38th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 62 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith an extremely low single core score, this CPU can barely handle email and light web browsing. Finally, with a gaming score of 16.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very poor.
Graphics55.6% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load times.
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 8.1 is the second most recent version of Windows but it's worth upgrading to Windows 10 which has had several improvements made to the user interface including a better homescreen.
Run History
4 months ago, 4 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7916
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 7 (MS-7916)  (all builds)
Memory13.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime1 Days
Run DateJul 13 '17 at 19:22
Run Duration212 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing below expectations (38th 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-$339
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 0.75 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (0th percentile)
16.1% Very poor
SC Int 23.4
SC Float 24.1
SC Mixed 23.1
19% 23.5 Pts
QC Int 78.6
QC Float 83.7
QC Mixed 78.3
18% 80.2 Pts
MC Int 115
MC Float 123
MC Mixed 120
18% 119 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 16.1%
Great: 101%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$250
CLim: 1418 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 382.53
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
55.6% Above average
Lighting 141
Reflection 148
Parallax 182
48% 157 fps
MRender 140
Gravity 167
Splatting 117
61% 142 fps
Poor: 50%
This bench: 55.6%
Great: 73%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Expansion Desk 5TB
3TB free
Firmware: 9401
4KALIGNED
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
14% Very poor
Read 95.8
Write 130
Mixed 101
24% 109 MB/s
4K Read 1.53
4K Write 8.3
4K Mixed 0.45
7% 3.43 MB/s
DQ Read 4.24
DQ Write 6.96
DQ Mixed 0.33
2% 3.84 MB/s
Poor: 11%
This bench: 14%
Great: 16%
Seagate Desktop SSHD 2TB-$90
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC41 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
89.1% Excellent
Read 142
Write 168
Mixed 123
108% 144 MB/s
4K Read 0.63
4K Write 5.28
4K Mixed 0.59
190% 2.17 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 89.1%
Great: 102%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB-$70
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC25 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
96% Outstanding
Read 170
Write 165
Mixed 155
123% 163 MB/s
4K Read 0.48
4K Write 1.36
4K Mixed 0.21
69% 0.68 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 96%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS4G3D1609DS1S00. 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
44.5% Average
MC Read 16.8
MC Write 17
MC Mixed 18.4
50% 17.4 GB/s
SC Read 6.1
SC Write 4.7
SC Mixed 7.2
17% 6 GB/s
Latency 120
33% 120 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 44.5%
Great: 65%
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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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Desktop
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Workstation
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Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 7 (MS-7916) - $203

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 77% - Very good Total price: $1,032
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