MSI Z97-S02 (MS-7821)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 101%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (33rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 67 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 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 81.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics121% 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 Drive111% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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-7821
MotherboardMSI Z97-S02 (MS-7821)  (all builds)
Memory10.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit färger
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0.9 Days
Run DateFeb 28 '18 at 15:38
Run Duration137 Seconds
Run User SWE-User
Background CPU9%

 PC Performing below expectations (33rd 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 i7-4790K-$324
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
81.7% Excellent
SC Int 117
SC Float 122
SC Mixed 120
96% 120 Pts
QC Int 392
QC Float 400
QC Mixed 392
90% 395 Pts
MC Int 602
MC Float 634
MC Mixed 600
92% 612 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 81.7%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX Vega 64-$500
CLim: 1630 MHz, MLim: 945 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 18.2.1
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
121% Outstanding
Lighting 347
Reflection 233
Parallax 549
130% 377 fps
MRender 183
Gravity 334
Splatting 288
114% 268 fps
Poor: 73%
This bench: 121%
Great: 131%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$115
92GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (40th percentile)
111% Outstanding
Read 503
Write 402
Mixed 410
98% 438 MB/s
4K Read 43
4K Write 89.1
4K Mixed 48.1
174% 60.1 MB/s
DQ Read 338
DQ Write 255
DQ Mixed 120
138% 238 MB/s
Poor: 77%
This bench: 111%
Great: 134%
SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 32GB-$30
18GB free, PID 5580
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
25.9% Poor
Read 38.3
Write 18.3
Mixed 17.8
28% 24.8 MB/s
4K Read 9.96
4K Write 4.55
4K Mixed 4.63
349% 6.38 MB/s
Poor: 25%
This bench: 25.9%
Great: 92%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston KHX1600C10D3/8G KHX1600C10D3/4G KHX1600C10D3/8G KHX1600C10D3/4G 16GB
1600, 1600, 1600, 1600 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
53.8% Above average
MC Read 19.2
MC Write 20.7
MC Mixed 17.7
55% 19.2 GB/s
SC Read 11
SC Write 16.9
SC Mixed 12.2
38% 13.4 GB/s
Latency 71.5
56% 71.5 ns
Poor: 39%
This bench: 53.8%
Great: 63%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z97-S02 (MS-7821) Builds (Compare 284 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI Z97-S02 (MS-7821)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $792
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HDDRAMUSB
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