MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (68th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 32 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 80.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics115% 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 Drive98.9% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (19%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory12.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150811
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 04 '19 at 20:53
Run Duration149 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 19%

 PC Performing above expectations (68th 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 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
80.3% Excellent
1-Core 128
2-Core 251
89% 190 Pts
4-Core 418
8-Core 633
67% 526 Pts
64-Core 638
43% 638 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 80.3%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2070S (Super)-$500
CLim: 2115 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 436.48
Performing above expectations (60th percentile)
115% Outstanding
Lighting 470
Reflection 380
Parallax 475
122% 442 fps
MRender 379
Gravity 382
Splatting 239
106% 334 fps
Poor: 97%
This bench: 115%
Great: 122%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB-$100
93GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT0CB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 247 77 67 70 71 76 MB/s
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
98.9% Outstanding
Read 470
Write 471
Mixed 317
SusWrite 101
76% 340 MB/s
4K Read 39.4
4K Write 117
4K Mixed 51.3
187% 69.2 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 348
DQ Mixed 226
207% 317 MB/s
Poor: 67%
This bench: 98.9%
Great: 117%
Samsung 840 Evo 120GB-$138
112GB free
Firmware: EXT0BB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 336 131 131 131 131 130 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
108% Outstanding
Read 455
Write 341
Mixed 344
SusWrite 165
73% 326 MB/s
4K Read 46.7
4K Write 121
4K Mixed 56.1
207% 74.5 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 349
DQ Mixed 178
184% 301 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 108%
Great: 107%
Samsung 860 Evo 500GB-$70
455GB free
Firmware: RVT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 419 472 478 464 450 294 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
129% Outstanding
Read 497
Write 458
Mixed 446
SusWrite 429
103% 458 MB/s
4K Read 40
4K Write 133
4K Mixed 63.7
213% 78.9 MB/s
DQ Read 385
DQ Write 350
DQ Mixed 362
273% 366 MB/s
Poor: 80%
This bench: 129%
Great: 130%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown BLS4G3D1609DS1S00. 0420 F3-12800CL9-4GBXL 1315 BLS4G3D1609DS1S00. 0420 F3-12800CL9-4GBXL 16GB
1600, 1600, 1600, 1600 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
58.7% Above average
MC Read 21.2
MC Write 21.3
MC Mixed 16.5
56% 19.7 GB/s
SC Read 17.1
SC Write 23.7
SC Mixed 19.6
58% 20.1 GB/s
Latency 62.2
64% 62.2 ns
Poor: 49%
This bench: 58.7%
Great: 64%
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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 22,173 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 51%
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Desktop
Desktop 76%
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Workstation
Workstation 52%
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Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917) - $160

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 48% - Average Total price: $977
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