MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (57th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 43 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 89.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics67.8% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive118% 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.
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory13.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 26 '17 at 04:18
Run Duration170 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing as expected (57th 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-$339
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
89.7% Excellent
SC Int 131
SC Float 132
SC Mixed 128
104% 130 Pts
QC Int 430
QC Float 429
QC Mixed 435
98% 432 Pts
MC Int 655
MC Float 692
MC Mixed 684
101% 677 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 89.7%
Great: 100%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$370
CLim: 1506 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 378.66
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
67.8% Good
Lighting 208
Reflection 189
Parallax 208
64% 201 fps
MRender 159
Gravity 196
Splatting 134
70% 163 fps
Poor: 55%
This bench: 67.8%
Great: 73%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$165
400GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
118% Outstanding
Read 516
Write 411
Mixed 426
100% 451 MB/s
4K Read 48.6
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 51.7
194% 67.5 MB/s
DQ Read 320
DQ Write 256
DQ Mixed 123
137% 233 MB/s
Poor: 70%
This bench: 118%
Great: 118%
Seagate Barracuda Desktop 5TB-$120
2TB free
Firmware: CC48 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5980 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
65% Good
Read 101
Write 124
Mixed 87.3
78% 104 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 7.08
4K Mixed 0.27
177% 2.58 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 65%
Great: 86%
WD Green 3TB (2011)-$93
264GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
39.1% Below average
Read 63.1
Write 73
Mixed 69
52% 68.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.65
4K Write 1.15
4K Mixed 0.2
70% 0.66 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 39.1%
Great: 83%
Seagate Desktop HDD 4TB (2013)-$92
103GB free
Firmware: CC54 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5900 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
55.2% Above average
Read 89.9
Write 102
Mixed 94.3
72% 95.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.62
4K Write 1.44
4K Mixed 0.17
72% 0.75 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 55.2%
Great: 97%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 2400 C11 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
82.2% Excellent
MC Read 31
MC Write 30.9
MC Mixed 24
82% 28.6 GB/s
SC Read 21.6
SC Write 24
SC Mixed 26.5
69% 24 GB/s
Latency 47.8
84% 47.8 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 82.2%
Great: 88%
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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 5 (MS-7917) Builds (Compare 9,303 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917) - $160

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $1,077
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