MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 34%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Gunboat
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 90%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics27.4% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive65.4% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 8 years and 8 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory13 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateApr 30 '16 at 04:20
Run Duration276 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU4%

 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-$376
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
90% Excellent
SC Int 123
SC Float 131
SC Mixed 128
102% 127 Pts
QC Int 419
QC Float 438
QC Mixed 440
98% 433 Pts
MC Int 604
MC Float 660
MC Mixed 645
95% 636 Pts
Poor: 71%
This bench: 90%
Great: 101%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 760 (192-bit)
Asus(1043 8477) 3GB
Driver: nvd3dumx.dll Ver. 10.18.13.6472
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
27.4% Poor
Lighting 74.4
Reflection 70.5
Parallax 97.1
26% 80.7 fps
MRender 73.7
Gravity 71.9
Splatting 56.9
29% 67.5 fps
Poor: 24%
This bench: 27.4%
Great: 31%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB-$95
158GB free
Firmware: 600ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
65.4% Good
Read 462
Write 199
Mixed 248
66% 303 MB/s
4K Read 25.4
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 13.1
113% 49 MB/s
DQ Read 34.9
DQ Write 80.2
DQ Mixed 25.4
28% 46.8 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 65.4%
Great: 76%
Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB-$41
931GB free
Firmware: MS2OA750 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
75.7% Very good
Read 150
Write 114
Mixed 71
83% 112 MB/s
4K Read 0.52
4K Write 0.77
4K Mixed 0.17
54% 0.48 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 75.7%
Great: 104%
TOSHIBA TransMemory 8GB
7GB free, PID 6544
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
8.28% Terrible
Read 36.8
Write 6.22
Mixed 10.6
17% 17.9 MB/s
4K Read 5.65
4K Write 0.08
4K Mixed 0.01
24% 1.91 MB/s
Poor: 4%
This bench: 8.28%
Great: 8%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Adata MI64C1D1629Z1 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
59.3% Above average
MC Read 21.8
MC Write 21.3
MC Mixed 17
57% 20 GB/s
SC Read 16.6
SC Write 23.8
SC Mixed 20.3
58% 20.2 GB/s
Latency 66.3
60% 66.3 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 59.3%
Great: 59%
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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 11,565 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
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Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 58%
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Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917) - $160

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $986
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