MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 100%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 72%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (68th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 32 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: 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 103%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics65.8% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive112% 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)
Memory10.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20141223
Uptime0.7 Days
Run DateMar 11 '18 at 17:45
Run Duration250 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (68th 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-$363
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.7 GHz, turbo 5.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
103% Outstanding
SC Int 139
SC Float 135
SC Mixed 139
110% 138 Pts
QC Int 470
QC Float 511
QC Mixed 516
113% 499 Pts
MC Int 693
MC Float 727
MC Mixed 720
107% 714 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 103%
Great: 97%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$330
CLim: 1506 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
65.8% Good
Lighting 203
Reflection 184
Parallax 201
62% 196 fps
MRender 156
Gravity 190
Splatting 128
68% 158 fps
Poor: 54%
This bench: 65.8%
Great: 71%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$85
25GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
112% Outstanding
Read 513
Write 411
Mixed 416
99% 447 MB/s
4K Read 44.7
4K Write 85
4K Mixed 46.6
172% 58.7 MB/s
DQ Read 373
DQ Write 225
DQ Mixed 106
131% 234 MB/s
Poor: 73%
This bench: 112%
Great: 124%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016)-$60
2TB free
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
109% Outstanding
Read 196
Write 183
Mixed 174
139% 184 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.51
4K Mixed 0.24
84% 0.82 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 109%
Great: 117%
Kingston DT 101 II 2GB
2GB free, PID 1613
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing above expectations (85th percentile)
6.02% Terrible
Read 19.8
Write 6.08
Mixed 7.99
12% 11.3 MB/s
4K Read 7.52
4K Write 0.01
4K Mixed 0.02
29% 2.52 MB/s
Poor: 4%
This bench: 6.02%
Great: 6%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS8G3D1609DS1S00. 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing below potential (8th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
34.1% Below average
MC Read 11.1
MC Write 10.9
MC Mixed 9.3
30% 10.4 GB/s
SC Read 10.9
SC Write 11.8
SC Mixed 11
32% 11.2 GB/s
Latency 57.1
70% 57.1 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 34.1%
Great: 64%
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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 14,841 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 77% - Very good Total price: $939
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HDDRAMUSB
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