MSI Z97 GAMING 7 (MS-7916)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 44%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (51st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 49 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 78.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics41.3% 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 Drive42.1% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (17%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7916
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 7 (MS-7916)  (all builds)
Memory13.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150213
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateSep 07 '17 at 19:36
Run Duration154 Seconds
Run User VEN-User
Background CPU 17%

 PC Performing as expected (51st 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 i5-4690K-$235
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
78.1% Very good
SC Int 110
SC Float 113
SC Mixed 108
88% 110 Pts
QC Int 417
QC Float 410
QC Mixed 404
93% 410 Pts
MC Int 417
MC Float 417
MC Mixed 411
62% 415 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 78.1%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 770-$279
Asus(1043 8465) 2GB
CLim: 1234 MHz, MLim: 1757 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 385.28
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
41.3% Average
Lighting 129
Reflection 95.5
Parallax 167
44% 130 fps
MRender 95.7
Gravity 105
Splatting 72
39% 91 fps
Poor: 41%
This bench: 41.3%
Great: 52%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Corsair Force 3 120GB-$109
66GB free
Firmware: 1.3.3 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
42.1% Average
Read 205
Write 104
Mixed 112
31% 140 MB/s
4K Read 19.6
4K Write 86.8
4K Mixed 10
88% 38.8 MB/s
DQ Read 15
DQ Write 93.4
DQ Mixed 7.48
20% 38.6 MB/s
Poor: 29%
This bench: 42.1%
Great: 51%
Intel Raid 0 Volume 1.5TB
500GB free
Firmware: 1.0.
4KALIGNED
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
113% Outstanding
Read 229
Write 163
Mixed 157
137% 183 MB/s
4K Read 0.69
4K Write 3.85
4K Mixed 0.46
151% 1.67 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 113%
Great: 175%
WD Green 1TB (2010)-$45
12GB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
41.5% Average
Read 69.7
Write 74.9
Mixed 64.9
52% 69.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.39
4K Write 1.52
4K Mixed 0.16
63% 0.69 MB/s
Poor: 30%
This bench: 41.5%
Great: 60%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 C9 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
60.6% Good
MC Read 21.7
MC Write 23
MC Mixed 17.8
60% 20.8 GB/s
SC Read 15.8
SC Write 20.6
SC Mixed 19.7
53% 18.7 GB/s
Latency 63.4
63% 63.4 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 60.6%
Great: 84%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z97 GAMING 7 (MS-7916) Builds (Compare 2,009 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 7 (MS-7916) - $203

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $1,118
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