MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 76%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (63rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 37 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 89.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics76.7% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive99.5% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (15%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory13.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateDec 28 '17 at 19:20
Run Duration135 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 15%

 PC Performing above expectations (63rd 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-$348
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
89.2% Excellent
SC Int 128
SC Float 132
SC Mixed 130
104% 130 Pts
QC Int 435
QC Float 438
QC Mixed 429
98% 434 Pts
MC Int 624
MC Float 676
MC Mixed 658
98% 653 Pts
Poor: 71%
This bench: 89.2%
Great: 97%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-$500
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.71
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
76.7% Very good
Lighting 248
Reflection 218
Parallax 236
76% 234 fps
MRender 164
Gravity 222
Splatting 152
78% 180 fps
Poor: 58%
This bench: 76.7%
Great: 87%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
OCZ Vertex 4 128GB-$150
43GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.5 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
99.5% Outstanding
Read 436
Write 373
Mixed 395
90% 401 MB/s
4K Read 25.3
4K Write 119
4K Mixed 36.4
148% 60.1 MB/s
DQ Read 320
DQ Write 323
DQ Mixed 113
142% 252 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 99.5%
Great: 104%
Hitachi HDS721050CLA362 500GB-$59
292GB free
Firmware: JP2OA3MA Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
70.3% Very good
Read 119
Write 126
Mixed 121
92% 122 MB/s
4K Read 0.53
4K Write 1.32
4K Mixed 0.32
83% 0.73 MB/s
Poor: 24%
This bench: 70.3%
Great: 76%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$40
109GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
77.2% Very good
Read 146
Write 123
Mixed 113
95% 127 MB/s
4K Read 1.18
4K Write 2.21
4K Mixed 0.25
117% 1.21 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 77.2%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 2400 C11 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (36th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
52.4% Above average
MC Read 18.2
MC Write 18.6
MC Mixed 16.1
50% 17.6 GB/s
SC Read 14.9
SC Write 19.3
SC Mixed 18.1
50% 17.4 GB/s
Latency 69.5
58% 69.5 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 52.4%
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 13,416 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 5 (MS-7917) - $160

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $978
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