MSI Z97 GAMING 7 (MS-7916)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 97%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (72nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 28 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. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 74.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics51.8% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2070 = 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 Drive197% 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
5 months ago, 5 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7916
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 7 (MS-7916)  (all builds)
Memory13.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 04 '19 at 08:47
Run Duration183 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-4790-$318
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
74.5% Very good
1-Core 116
2-Core 230
81% 173 Pts
4-Core 397
8-Core 602
64% 499 Pts
64-Core 581
39% 581 Pts
Poor: 56%
This bench: 74.5%
Great: 78%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 480-$140
CLim: 1291 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.1.1
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
51.8% Above average
Lighting 199
Reflection 173
Parallax 259
52% 210 fps
MRender 139
Gravity 188
Splatting 127
52% 151 fps
Poor: 45%
This bench: 51.8%
Great: 57%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
HP EX920 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$44
142GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SVN105 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 950 1063 378 223 222 226 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
197% Outstanding
Read 1,184
Write 1,053
Mixed 823
SusWrite 510
200% 893 MB/s
4K Read 54.7
4K Write 149
4K Mixed 79.2
263% 94.4 MB/s
DQ Read 823
DQ Write 800
DQ Mixed 632
524% 752 MB/s
Poor: 163%
This bench: 197%
Great: 257%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC29
SusWrite @10s intervals: 179 185 185 188 188 188 MB/s
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
104% Outstanding
Read 179
Write 145
Mixed 82.7
SusWrite 185
108% 148 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
138% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 104%
Great: 115%
Toshiba HDWF180 8TB
4TB free
Firmware: GX0B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 202 205 199 203 204 207 MB/s
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
117% Outstanding
Read 202
Write 192
Mixed 93.7
SusWrite 203
126% 173 MB/s
4K Read 1.6
4K Write 6.5
4K Mixed 0.9
287% 3 MB/s
Poor: 72%
This bench: 117%
Great: 136%
Seagate Barracuda 8TB (2017)-$150
465GB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 165 170 159 155 156 156 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
89.5% Excellent
Read 151
Write 149
Mixed 68
SusWrite 160
96% 132 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 4.1
4K Mixed 0.8
223% 2.1 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 89.5%
Great: 89%
Toshiba HDWF180 8TB
7.5TB free
Firmware: GX0B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 238 236 232 240 239 237 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
134% Outstanding
Read 228
Write 230
Mixed 91.3
SusWrite 237
143% 197 MB/s
4K Read 2.9
4K Write 6.6
4K Mixed 0.8
332% 3.43 MB/s
Poor: 72%
This bench: 134%
Great: 136%
WD My Book 1140 2TB
67GB free, PID 1140
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 112 112 111 112 111 112 MB/s
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
42.8% Average
Read 83.6
Write 84.3
Mixed 65.2
SusWrite 112
119% 86.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.7
95% 1.2 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 42.8%
Great: 48%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws DDR3 1333 C9 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
53% Above average
MC Read 18.8
MC Write 18.7
MC Mixed 15.4
50% 17.6 GB/s
SC Read 15.5
SC Write 19.9
SC Mixed 18.8
52% 18.1 GB/s
Latency 64.2
62% 64.2 ns
Poor: 37%
This bench: 53%
Great: 53%
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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 4,571 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $812
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