MSI Z97 GAMING 7 (MS-7916)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 113%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (68th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 32 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 85.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics142% 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 Drive52.5% 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 (90%). 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)
Memory13.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display3440 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 08 '17 at 23:57
Run Duration115 Seconds
Run User PRT-User
Background CPU 90%

 PC Performing above expectations (68th 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 i7-4770K-$471
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
85.7% Excellent
SC Int 118
SC Float 116
SC Mixed 119
94% 118 Pts
QC Int 432
QC Float 431
QC Mixed 441
99% 435 Pts
MC Int 466
MC Float 467
MC Mixed 470
70% 468 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 85.7%
Great: 91%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$478
CLim: 2075 MHz, MLim: 2727 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 388.43
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
142% Outstanding
Lighting 449
Reflection 413
Parallax 483
143% 448 fps
MRender 264
Gravity 434
Splatting 270
141% 323 fps
Poor: 66%
This bench: 142%
Great: 140%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$121
283GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
118% Outstanding
Read 517
Write 417
Mixed 417
100% 450 MB/s
4K Read 45.8
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 50.2
187% 65.8 MB/s
DQ Read 368
DQ Write 281
DQ Mixed 130
150% 260 MB/s
Poor: 83%
This bench: 118%
Great: 135%
Crucial MX200 500GB-$180
189GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU03 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
52.5% Above average
Read 464
Write 198
Mixed 289
70% 317 MB/s
4K Read 23.7
4K Write 29.9
4K Mixed 14.2
70% 22.6 MB/s
DQ Read 24.5
DQ Write 26.8
DQ Mixed 33.9
23% 28.4 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 52.5%
Great: 100%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 2133 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
82.1% Excellent
MC Read 30.2
MC Write 30.2
MC Mixed 26.7
83% 29 GB/s
SC Read 21
SC Write 22.1
SC Mixed 25.4
65% 22.8 GB/s
Latency 52
77% 52 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 82.1%
Great: 79%
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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 2,765 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $1,021
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