MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 86%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (46th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 54 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 75.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics91.7% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive118% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (17%). 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)
Memory11.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150811
Uptime1 Days
Run DateFeb 16 '17 at 20:43
Run Duration203 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 17%

 PC Performing as expected (46th 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 i7-4790-$308
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
75.9% Very good
SC Int 113
SC Float 111
SC Mixed 110
89% 111 Pts
QC Int 406
QC Float 414
QC Mixed 362
89% 394 Pts
MC Int 550
MC Float 598
MC Mixed 588
87% 579 Pts
Poor: 65%
This bench: 75.9%
Great: 85%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$410
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 378.66
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
91.7% Outstanding
Lighting 286
Reflection 279
Parallax 279
88% 281 fps
MRender 191
Gravity 262
Splatting 211
95% 221 fps
Poor: 78%
This bench: 91.7%
Great: 111%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung SM951 AHCI PCIe M.2 256GB-$135
117GB free
Firmware: BXW2500Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
118% Outstanding
Read 753
Write 653
Mixed 701
157% 702 MB/s
4K Read 40.9
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 27.7
153% 58.1 MB/s
DQ Read 41.9
DQ Write 110
DQ Mixed 26.8
35% 59.7 MB/s
Poor: 119%
This bench: 118%
Great: 232%
Samsung 840 Evo 120GB-$140
29GB free
Firmware: EXT0CB6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
87.7% Excellent
Read 485
Write 311
Mixed 340
84% 379 MB/s
4K Read 42.4
4K Write 70.9
4K Mixed 23.5
132% 45.6 MB/s
DQ Read 261
DQ Write 222
DQ Mixed 19.6
75% 168 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 87.7%
Great: 94%
WD Green 3TB (2011)-$93
1TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
68.7% Good
Read 117
Write 122
Mixed 105
86% 115 MB/s
4K Read 0.89
4K Write 2.58
4K Mixed 0.28
116% 1.25 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 68.7%
Great: 83%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$57
119GB free
Firmware: CC49 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
94.7% Outstanding
Read 169
Write 161
Mixed 147
120% 159 MB/s
4K Read 0.68
4K Write 1.71
4K Mixed 0.32
95% 0.9 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 94.7%
Great: 107%
TOSHIBA External USB 3.0 1TB
381GB free, PID 0100
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
29% Poor
Read 66.1
Write 69.1
Mixed 46.2
76% 60.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.47
4K Write 1.38
4K Mixed 0.19
55% 0.68 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 29%
Great: 43%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown F3-17000CL11-4GBSR 0420 F3-2400C10-4GZH 0420 F3-17000CL11-4GBSR 0420 F3-2400C10-4GZH 16GB
2133, 2400, 2133, 2400 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
57.4% Above average
MC Read 21.5
MC Write 21.2
MC Mixed 16.4
56% 19.7 GB/s
SC Read 15.7
SC Write 19.6
SC Mixed 18.4
51% 17.9 GB/s
Latency 67.5
59% 67.5 ns
Poor: 55%
This bench: 57.4%
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 9,347 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $1,087
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