MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 56%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (31st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 69 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 good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 75.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics56.1% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive89.8% 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 (11%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory8.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150811
Uptime5.9 Days
Run DateSep 14 '18 at 09:49
Run Duration142 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU 11%

 PC Performing below expectations (31st 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 i7-4770K-$420
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
75.8% Very good
SC Int 111
SC Float 108
SC Mixed 115
89% 111 Pts
QC Int 342
QC Float 374
QC Mixed 358
81% 358 Pts
MC Int 541
MC Float 577
MC Mixed 552
83% 557 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 75.8%
Great: 91%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 780 Ti-$410
MSI(1462 2983) 3GB
CLim: 1306 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 398.82
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
56.1% Above average
Lighting 198
Reflection 143
Parallax 143
55% 161 fps
MRender 143
Gravity 143
Splatting 113
57% 133 fps
Poor: 60%
This bench: 56.1%
Great: 80%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB-$207
75GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT0BB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 281 38 36 34 36 36 MB/s
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
89.8% Excellent
Read 495
Write 482
Mixed 348
SusWrite 76.8
78% 350 MB/s
4K Read 38.8
4K Write 86.7
4K Mixed 49.9
169% 58.5 MB/s
DQ Read 229
DQ Write 347
DQ Mixed 71.3
115% 216 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 89.8%
Great: 116%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
30GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 102 99 96 113 107 111 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
57.4% Above average
Read 95.7
Write 94.2
Mixed 57.8
SusWrite 105
65% 88.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.5
88% 0.63 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 57.4%
Great: 115%
Toshiba MD04ACA400 4TB-$99
2.5TB free
Firmware: FP2A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 106 105 103 104 102 108 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
58.8% Above average
Read 100
Write 89
Mixed 52
SusWrite 105
63% 86.4 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
179% 1.3 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 58.8%
Great: 105%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 1600 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
57.6% Above average
MC Read 19.5
MC Write 21.5
MC Mixed 17.7
56% 19.6 GB/s
SC Read 13.9
SC Write 21.1
SC Mixed 18.8
51% 17.9 GB/s
Latency 60.8
66% 60.8 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 57.6%
Great: 62%
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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 12,215 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 89% - Excellent Total price: $799
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