MSI Z97 GAMING 7 (MS-7916)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 108%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (77th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 23 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 76%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics133% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive126% 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.
SystemMSI MS-7916
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 7 (MS-7916)  (all builds)
Memory12.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 24 '19 at 02:19
Run Duration138 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing above expectations (77th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-4690K-$189
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
76% Very good
1-Core 113
2-Core 225
79% 169 Pts
4-Core 434
8-Core 421
59% 427 Pts
64-Core 402
27% 402 Pts
Poor: 57%
This bench: 76%
Great: 89%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2080S (Super)-$740
Nvidia(10DE 13A0) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3875 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 436.2
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
133% Outstanding
Lighting 557
Reflection 458
Parallax 567
146% 527 fps
MRender 423
Gravity 460
Splatting 254
133% 379 fps
Poor: 114%
This bench: 133%
Great: 142%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$107
342GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 432 459 472 484 484 484 MB/s
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
126% Outstanding
Read 500
Write 482
Mixed 395
SusWrite 469
104% 462 MB/s
4K Read 44.4
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 60
202% 71.1 MB/s
DQ Read 383
DQ Write 262
DQ Mixed 365
261% 337 MB/s
Poor: 81%
This bench: 126%
Great: 135%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$30
683GB free
Firmware: CC49
SusWrite @10s intervals: 193 193 195 191 192 193 MB/s
Performing above expectations (85th percentile)
106% Outstanding
Read 176
Write 146
Mixed 86.3
SusWrite 193
110% 150 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.6
143% 1.2 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 106%
Great: 114%
Seagate Momentus 2.5" 750GB (2010)-$50
691GB free
Firmware: 0002SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 108 110 112 110 111 111 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
62.9% Good
Read 109
Write 107
Mixed 57.8
SusWrite 110
70% 96.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.6
109% 0.67 MB/s
Poor: 21%
This bench: 62.9%
Great: 63%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Sniper DDR3 1866 C9 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
69.3% Good
MC Read 24.8
MC Write 25.7
MC Mixed 22.3
69% 24.3 GB/s
SC Read 15.5
SC Write 20.6
SC Mixed 21.3
55% 19.1 GB/s
Latency 54.7
73% 54.7 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 69.3%
Great: 72%
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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 4,562 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: 48% - Average Total price: $1,020
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