MSI Z97 GAMING 7 (MS-7916)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 87%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (49th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 51 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 87.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics93.8% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive48.9% 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7916
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 7 (MS-7916)  (all builds)
Memory12.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150814
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateFeb 08 '19 at 01:49
Run Duration131 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing as expected (49th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-4790K-$348
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.6 GHz, turbo 5.25 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
87.6% Excellent
1-Core 134
2-Core 260
93% 197 Pts
4-Core 494
8-Core 714
78% 604 Pts
64-Core 722
48% 722 Pts
Poor: 55%
This bench: 87.6%
Great: 89%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX Vega-56-$305
CLim: 1647 MHz, MLim: 940 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.12.2
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
93.8% Outstanding
Lighting 356
Reflection 237
Parallax 504
99% 366 fps
MRender 186
Gravity 335
Splatting 297
88% 272 fps
Poor: 73%
This bench: 93.8%
Great: 96%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
HP M700 240GB
88GB free (System drive)
Firmware: Q1117B1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 339 65 76 75 77 71 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
48.9% Average
Read 460
Write 388
Mixed 150
SusWrite 117
62% 279 MB/s
4K Read 28.4
4K Write 8
4K Mixed 21.9
75% 19.4 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 48.9%
Great: 106%
Seagate ST3750330AS 750GB-$135
394GB free
Firmware: SD1A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 81 82 82 84 84 83 MB/s
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
45.6% Average
Read 76.1
Write 14.3
Mixed 52
SusWrite 82.7
42% 56.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.9
163% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 26%
This bench: 45.6%
Great: 59%
WD Black 1TB (2010)-$60
897GB free
Firmware: 05.00K05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 101 96 98 105 103 104 MB/s
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
56.2% Above average
Read 94.3
Write 85.9
Mixed 57.4
SusWrite 101
62% 84.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 0.9
186% 1.47 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 56.2%
Great: 76%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 2400 C11 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below potential (8th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
39.9% Below average
MC Read 13.1
MC Write 12.8
MC Mixed 10.4
35% 12.1 GB/s
SC Read 13.1
SC Write 14
SC Mixed 13.3
38% 13.5 GB/s
Latency 48.7
82% 48.7 ns
Poor: 36%
This bench: 39.9%
Great: 86%
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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 4,402 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 47% - Average Total price: $1,005
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