MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 35%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (69th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 31 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 92.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics28.6% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive89% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum 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.
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory10.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150811
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateApr 10 '17 at 09:56
Run Duration302 Seconds
Run User IND-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (69th 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 4.5 GHz, turbo 5.05 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
92.3% Outstanding
SC Int 134
SC Float 136
SC Mixed 131
107% 133 Pts
QC Int 442
QC Float 463
QC Mixed 448
102% 451 Pts
MC Int 670
MC Float 712
MC Mixed 701
104% 694 Pts
Poor: 74%
This bench: 92.3%
Great: 99%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 660-$170
Zotac(19DA 3255) 2GB
MaxC: 1215 MHz, MaxM: 1502 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 378.49
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
28.6% Poor
Lighting 79.2
Reflection 63
Parallax 100
26% 80.8 fps
MRender 69.6
Gravity 94.8
Splatting 57.6
35% 74 fps
Poor: 25%
This bench: 28.6%
Great: 30%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 750 EVO 250GB-$140
152GB free
Firmware: MAT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
89% Excellent
Read 493
Write 271
Mixed 277
76% 347 MB/s
4K Read 42.6
4K Write 62.6
4K Mixed 30
136% 45.1 MB/s
DQ Read 362
DQ Write 181
DQ Mixed 67.1
104% 203 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 89%
Great: 89%
Seagate BUP Slim RD 2TB
1.5TB free
Firmware: 0304
4KALIGNED
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
61% Good
Read 113
Write 99.7
Mixed 78.2
72% 96.9 MB/s
4K Read 1.12
4K Write 1.24
4K Mixed 0.57
133% 0.98 MB/s
Poor: 17%
This bench: 61%
Great: 70%
Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2016)-$98
2TB free
Firmware: 0001 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5980 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
73.7% Very good
Read 142
Write 115
Mixed 129
97% 129 MB/s
4K Read 0.79
4K Write 1.92
4K Mixed 0.28
100% 1 MB/s
Poor: 71%
This bench: 73.7%
Great: 103%
WD Green 1TB (2011)-$60
1.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
69.2% Good
Read 116
Write 125
Mixed 117
90% 119 MB/s
4K Read 0.94
4K Write 2.37
4K Mixed 0.28
114% 1.2 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 69.2%
Great: 84%
WD My Book 25DA 4TB
2TB free, PID 25da
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
56.8% Above average
Read 145
Write 132
Mixed 110
162% 129 MB/s
4K Read 0.89
4K Write 2.24
4K Mixed 0.25
88% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 16%
This bench: 56.8%
Great: 59%
Generic STORAGE DEVICE 64GB
53GB free, PID 4000
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing above expectations (85th percentile)
38.4% Below average
Read 130
Write 63.4
Mixed 74.4
102% 89.4 MB/s
4K Read 8.96
4K Write 1.16
4K Mixed 0.99
107% 3.7 MB/s
Poor: 12%
This bench: 38.4%
Great: 46%
SanDisk Ultra 124GB
39GB free, PID 5581
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
41% Average
Read 134
Write 69.8
Mixed 83.7
112% 95.9 MB/s
4K Read 3.82
4K Write 1.77
4K Mixed 0.81
102% 2.13 MB/s
Poor: 12%
This bench: 41%
Great: 42%
Generic STORAGE DEVICE 32GB
30GB free, PID 4000
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
23.7% Poor
Read 70.6
Write 49.8
Mixed 52.8
71% 57.8 MB/s
4K Read 10.1
4K Write 0.07
4K Mixed 0.06
42% 3.4 MB/s
Poor: 7%
This bench: 23.7%
Great: 46%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 C9 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (51st percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
51.6% Above average
MC Read 17.8
MC Write 18.3
MC Mixed 15.6
49% 17.2 GB/s
SC Read 14.9
SC Write 19.2
SC Mixed 17.7
49% 17.3 GB/s
Latency 65.6
61% 65.6 ns
Poor: 38%
This bench: 51.6%
Great: 73%
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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 8,276 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $983
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