MSI Z97 GAMING 7 (MS-7916)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 18%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 21%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 17%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (22nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 78 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith an extremely low single core score, this CPU can barely handle email and light web browsing. Finally, with a gaming score of 12.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very poor.
Graphics30% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive59.8% 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.
Very high background CPU (37%). 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)
Memory12.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 03 '19 at 19:02
Run Duration162 Seconds
Run User SWE-User
Background CPU 37%

 PC Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-4770K-$293
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 0.75 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (0th percentile)
12.4% Very poor
1-Core 19.9
2-Core 40
14% 30 Pts
4-Core 70.5
8-Core 96
11% 83.2 Pts
64-Core 112
8% 112 Pts
Poor: 51%
This bench: 12.4%
Great: 81%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 380X-$246
CLim: 1040 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 19.7.5
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
30% Below average
Lighting 74.6
Reflection 57.8
Parallax 200
25% 111 fps
MRender 108
Gravity 144
Splatting 85.3
37% 112 fps
Poor: 34%
This bench: 30%
Great: 41%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB-$100
169GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT0BB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 276 139 139 133 141 153 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
59.8% Above average
Read 405
Write 396
Mixed 310
SusWrite 163
71% 319 MB/s
4K Read 23
4K Write 35.5
4K Mixed 26.4
87% 28.3 MB/s
DQ Read 149
DQ Write 135
DQ Mixed 136
103% 140 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 59.8%
Great: 117%
WD WD5000AACS-00ZUB0 500GB
352GB free
Firmware: 05.04C05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 84 88 91 90 91 90 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
50.5% Above average
Read 86.5
Write 84.5
Mixed 58.2
SusWrite 89
59% 79.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.8
152% 1.2 MB/s
Poor: 22%
This bench: 50.5%
Great: 50%
WD WD20EZRX-00DC0B0 1TB
807GB free
Firmware: CC47
SusWrite @10s intervals: 202 205 207 207 207 207 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - drive id incomplete or inconclusive
Read 203
Write 140
Mixed 90
SusWrite 206
117% 160 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1
182% 1.27 MB/s
Poor: 42% Great: 101%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Savage DDR3 2400 C11 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 2400 MHz clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (8th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
39.1% Below average
MC Read 14.5
MC Write 16
MC Mixed 15.1
43% 15.2 GB/s
SC Read 5.9
SC Write 4.4
SC Mixed 6.9
16% 5.73 GB/s
Latency 138
29% 138 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 39.1%
Great: 86%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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

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