MSI Z97 GAMING 7 (MS-7916)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 63%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (65th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 35 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: 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 80.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics72.4% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
CPU throttled at 99% by Windows. Ensure maximum processor state is set to 100% via Settings > System > Power & sleep > Additional power settings > Change plan settings > Change advanced power settings > Processor power management > Maximum processor state.
SystemMSI MS-7916
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 7 (MS-7916)  (all builds)
Memory12.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 11 '18 at 02:45
Run Duration136 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%
CPU Throttled 99%

 PC Performing above expectations (65th 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-$350
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
80.6% Excellent
SC Int 118
SC Float 118
SC Mixed 119
95% 118 Pts
QC Int 378
QC Float 382
QC Mixed 385
86% 381 Pts
MC Int 582
MC Float 623
MC Mixed 608
90% 604 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 80.6%
Great: 97%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$240
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 390.77
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
72.4% Very good
Lighting 232
Reflection 199
Parallax 214
70% 215 fps
MRender 149
Gravity 210
Splatting 159
74% 173 fps
Poor: 61%
This bench: 72.4%
Great: 78%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Expansion Desk 5TB
3TB free
Firmware: 9401
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
68.4% Good
Read 119
Write 117
Mixed 85.6
80% 107 MB/s
4K Read 0.89
4K Write 7.67
4K Mixed 0.48
233% 3.02 MB/s
Poor: 15%
This bench: 68.4%
Great: 88%
Seagate Desktop SSHD 2TB-$90
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC41 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
104% Outstanding
Read 199
Write 162
Mixed 154
129% 172 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 4.26
4K Mixed 0.2
130% 1.72 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 104%
Great: 111%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB-$74
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC25 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
100% Outstanding
Read 194
Write 157
Mixed 149
125% 167 MB/s
4K Read 0.57
4K Write 1.63
4K Mixed 0.22
78% 0.81 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 100%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS4G3D1609DS1S00. 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
61.5% Good
MC Read 21.5
MC Write 22.2
MC Mixed 18.6
59% 20.8 GB/s
SC Read 17.3
SC Write 21.6
SC Mixed 20
56% 19.6 GB/s
Latency 56
71% 56 ns
Poor: 43%
This bench: 61.5%
Great: 65%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z97 GAMING 7 (MS-7916) Builds (Compare 2,874 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 81%
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Workstation
Workstation 59%
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Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 7 (MS-7916) - $203

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $1,018
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