MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 34%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 99%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (84th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 16 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: 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 109%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics25.4% 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 Drive81% 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.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Run History
14 days ago, 14 days ago.
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory6.1 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 09 '17 at 12:29
Run Duration156 Seconds
Run User IRN-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (84th 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-$339
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
109% Outstanding
SC Int 139
SC Float 142
SC Mixed 141
112% 141 Pts
QC Int 486
QC Float 564
QC Mixed 562
122% 537 Pts
MC Int 694
MC Float 743
MC Mixed 734
108% 724 Pts
Poor: 74%
This bench: 109%
Great: 100%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 750 Ti-$110
CLim: 1496 MHz, MLim: 1405 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 385.69
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
25.4% Poor
Lighting 74.6
Reflection 52.4
Parallax 75.1
23% 67.4 fps
MRender 60.3
Gravity 79.4
Splatting 45.7
27% 61.8 fps
Poor: 20%
This bench: 25.4%
Great: 25%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$150
214GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
119% Outstanding
Read 517
Write 413
Mixed 424
100% 452 MB/s
4K Read 47.3
4K Write 98.8
4K Mixed 51.1
189% 65.7 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 282
DQ Mixed 114
144% 258 MB/s
Poor: 71%
This bench: 119%
Great: 118%
HyperX Fury 240GB-$118
129GB free
Firmware: 60AABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
81% Excellent
Read 511
Write 226
Mixed 268
74% 335 MB/s
4K Read 30.8
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 20.2
127% 51.5 MB/s
DQ Read 186
DQ Write 252
DQ Mixed 60
90% 166 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 81%
Great: 78%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016)-$67
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
104% Outstanding
Read 186
Write 176
Mixed 171
134% 178 MB/s
4K Read 0.78
4K Write 1.74
4K Mixed 0.23
91% 0.92 MB/s
Poor: 75%
This bench: 104%
Great: 111%
Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB-$42
527GB free
Firmware: MS2OA750 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
85.4% Excellent
Read 151
Write 147
Mixed 149
112% 149 MB/s
4K Read 0.73
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.18
84% 0.9 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 85.4%
Great: 103%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL TridentX DDR3 2400 C10 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 2400 MHz clocked @ 2600 MHz
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
68.9% Good
MC Read 23.9
MC Write 24.3
MC Mixed 20.5
65% 22.9 GB/s
SC Read 19.7
SC Write 25.7
SC Mixed 23.5
66% 23 GB/s
Latency 46.9
85% 46.9 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 68.9%
Great: 89%
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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 7,268 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $1,070
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