MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 91%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (25th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 75 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 75.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics100% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive95.3% 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.
Very high background CPU (65%). 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)
Memory12.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime1.2 Days
Run DateJul 07 '18 at 09:15
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 65%

 PC Performing below expectations (25th 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-$324
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
75.6% Very good
SC Int 102
SC Float 116
SC Mixed 107
86% 108 Pts
QC Int 328
QC Float 348
QC Mixed 366
79% 347 Pts
MC Int 563
MC Float 606
MC Mixed 601
88% 590 Pts
Poor: 72%
This bench: 75.6%
Great: 99%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$330
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 398.36
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
100% Outstanding
Lighting 322
Reflection 295
Parallax 310
98% 309 fps
MRender 199
Gravity 292
Splatting 215
101% 235 fps
Poor: 80%
This bench: 100%
Great: 109%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel 600p Series NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$105
104GB free (System drive)
Firmware: PSF100C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 256 221 356 125 63 54 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
95.3% Outstanding
Read 539
Write 520
Mixed 464
SusWrite 179
95% 425 MB/s
4K Read 25.4
4K Write 100
4K Mixed 44
148% 56.5 MB/s
DQ Read 278
DQ Write 471
DQ Mixed 313
255% 354 MB/s
Poor: 82%
This bench: 95.3%
Great: 151%
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016)-$85
928GB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 96 86 76 82 81 82 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
66.1% Good
Read 147
Write 113
Mixed 77.2
SusWrite 83.8
77% 105 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
148% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 66.1%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 2400 C11 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (34th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
49.5% Average
MC Read 16.7
MC Write 18.1
MC Mixed 15.1
48% 16.6 GB/s
SC Read 12.8
SC Write 18.2
SC Mixed 16.5
45% 15.8 GB/s
Latency 67.6
59% 67.6 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 49.5%
Great: 87%
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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 13,084 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: 83% - Excellent Total price: $861
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HDDRAMUSB
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