MSI Z97M GAMING (MS-7919)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 48%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 47%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 30%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (18th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 82 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 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 62.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics51.6% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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 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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 10 years and 4 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
Sub-optimal background CPU (13%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7919
MotherboardMSI Z97M GAMING (MS-7919)  (all builds)
Memory10.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1280 x 1024 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20141223
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 08 '19 at 07:34
Run Duration106 Seconds
Run User RUS-User
Background CPU 13%

 PC Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-4460-$185
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
62.2% Good
1-Core 92
2-Core 187
65% 139 Pts
4-Core 355
8-Core 336
48% 346 Pts
64-Core 339
23% 339 Pts
Poor: 46%
This bench: 62.2%
Great: 66%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-$500
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 441.12
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
51.6% Above average
Lighting 159
Reflection 179
Parallax 166
42% 168 fps
MRender 163
Gravity 182
Splatting 152
52% 166 fps
Poor: 54%
This bench: 51.6%
Great: 66%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2015)-$45
135GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 86 89 87 80 64 62 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
39.1% Below average
Read 57.5
Write 75.5
Mixed 38.5
SusWrite 78.1
46% 62.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.8
165% 1.27 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 39.1%
Great: 88%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 1866 C9 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing below potential (3rd percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
31.6% Below average
MC Read 10.9
MC Write 11.2
MC Mixed 9
30% 10.4 GB/s
SC Read 9.1
SC Write 9.5
SC Mixed 9.3
27% 9.3 GB/s
Latency 79
51% 79 ns
Poor: 38%
This bench: 31.6%
Great: 74%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z97M GAMING (MS-7919) Builds (Compare 1,112 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 52%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI Z97M GAMING (MS-7919) - $206

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 48% - Average Total price: $1,013
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