MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (59th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 41 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 very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 84.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics50.9% 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 DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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)
Memory11.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime7.8 Days
Run DateAug 25 '19 at 17:54
Run Duration128 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing as expected (59th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-4790K-$348
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
84.2% Excellent
1-Core 127
2-Core 252
89% 190 Pts
4-Core 494
8-Core 634
74% 564 Pts
64-Core 645
43% 645 Pts
Poor: 58%
This bench: 84.2%
Great: 89%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$399
MSI(1462 3161) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 430.86
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
50.9% Above average
Lighting 200
Reflection 178
Parallax 195
52% 191 fps
MRender 151
Gravity 189
Splatting 126
50% 155 fps
Poor: 44%
This bench: 50.9%
Great: 55%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 750 EVO 250GB-$100
48GB free
Firmware: MAT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 249 71 123 65 68 69 MB/s
Performing as expected (60th percentile)
102% Outstanding
Read 439
Write 428
Mixed 308
SusWrite 108
72% 321 MB/s
4K Read 39
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 60
197% 71.4 MB/s
DQ Read 370
DQ Write 338
DQ Mixed 328
253% 345 MB/s
Poor: 67%
This bench: 102%
Great: 118%
WD Red 4TB (2013)-$110
3TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 24 80 40 43 86 126 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
48% Average
Read 100
Write 132
Mixed 70.8
SusWrite 66.6
68% 92.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 0.1
92% 1.2 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 48%
Great: 102%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR3 1866 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1333 MHz clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
66.9% Good
MC Read 23.5
MC Write 24.4
MC Mixed 20.9
66% 22.9 GB/s
SC Read 18.2
SC Write 23.3
SC Mixed 22.6
61% 21.4 GB/s
Latency 59.4
67% 59.4 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 66.9%
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 20,737 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 45% - Average Total price: $987
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