MSI Z97A GAMING 7 (MS-7916)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (39th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 61 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 64.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics110% 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 Drive65.3% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait 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 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
High background CPU (25%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMSI MS-7916
MotherboardMSI Z97A GAMING 7 (MS-7916)  (all builds)
Memory9.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display1680 x 1050 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150213
Uptime0.8 Days
Run DateJul 06 '21 at 18:49
Run Duration387 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 25%
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 PC Performing below expectations (39th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-4770K-$300
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
64.2% Good
Memory 68.2
1-Core 102
2-Core 177
68% 116 Pts
4-Core 325
8-Core 499
53% 412 Pts
64-Core 523
35% 523 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 64.2%
Great: 89%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$540
CLim: 2025 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 471.11
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
110% Outstanding
Lighting 138
Reflection 142
Parallax 124
112% 135 fps
MRender 114
Gravity 139
Splatting 114
109% 122 fps
Poor: 93%
This bench: 110%
Great: 116%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB-$59
13GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 506ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 143 122 122 114 108 129 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (20th percentile)
65.3% Good
Read 340
Write 189
Mixed 235
SusWrite 123
49% 222 MB/s
4K Read 28
4K Write 78.7
4K Mixed 31.8
125% 46.2 MB/s
DQ Read 134
DQ Write 138
DQ Mixed 134
101% 135 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 65.3%
Great: 87%
Crucial M4 256GB-$218
71GB free
Firmware: 040H
SusWrite @10s intervals: 228 227 234 213 208 228 MB/s
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
65.1% Good
Read 458
Write 255
Mixed 257
SusWrite 223
66% 298 MB/s
4K Read 22.1
4K Write 83.7
4K Mixed 14.6
96% 40.1 MB/s
DQ Read 121
DQ Write 113
DQ Mixed 23.8
44% 86 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 65.1%
Great: 74%
WD Blue 500GB (2008)-$40
115GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 78 80 78 79 79 78 MB/s
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
45.9% Average
Read 80.5
Write 78.8
Mixed 55
SusWrite 78.9
54% 73.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1
182% 1.27 MB/s
Poor: 26%
This bench: 45.9%
Great: 70%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1866 C9 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1867 MHz clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (8th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
42.1% Average
MC Read 14.8
MC Write 15.7
MC Mixed 13.6
42% 14.7 GB/s
SC Read 11.5
SC Write 14.8
SC Mixed 12.3
37% 12.9 GB/s
Latency 106
38% 106 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 42.1%
Great: 105%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 71: 8R 10G 1B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
71% 38% 50 274 195 144 27" 1920 1080 ACR0628 ED273 A
History: Score 55: 6R 5G 10B | Score 69: 8R 8G 5B | Score 77: 8R 10G 7B | Score 72: 10R 6G 4B | Score 78: 10R 9G 1B | Score 71: 8R 10G 1B
Typical Z97A GAMING 7 (MS-7916) Builds (Compare 590 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski

Motherboard: MSI Z97A GAMING 7 (MS-7916)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $808
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