MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (70th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 30 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. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 73.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics55% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory25.7 GB free of 32 GB @ 1.3 GHz
DisplayЦвета: 1920 x 1200 - 32 Bit
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20141223
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 01 '19 at 16:54
Run Duration178 Seconds
Run User RUS-User
Background CPU10%

 PC Performing above expectations (70th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-4790-$325
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
73.9% Very good
1-Core 113
2-Core 224
79% 169 Pts
4-Core 403
8-Core 512
60% 458 Pts
64-Core 568
38% 568 Pts
Poor: 55%
This bench: 73.9%
Great: 78%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 390X-$529
CLim: 1080 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 19.10.2
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
55% Above average
Lighting 229
Reflection 167
Parallax 319
60% 238 fps
MRender 136
Gravity 202
Splatting 187
55% 175 fps
Poor: 49%
This bench: 55%
Great: 55%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$55
91GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 6,272
Write 4,627
Mixed 5,205
1,193% 5,368 MB/s
4K Read 455
4K Write 198
4K Mixed 257
1,123% 303 MB/s
DQ Read 1,029
DQ Write 546
DQ Mixed 670
529% 748 MB/s
Poor: 76% Great: 125%
WD Blue 1TB (2010)-$137
307GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 66 67 69 69 69 69 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
44.3% Average
Read 85.8
Write 83.5
Mixed 77.8
SusWrite 68.2
59% 78.8 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.8
172% 1.3 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 44.3%
Great: 73%
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$69
158GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 170 170 170 173 172 172 MB/s
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
94.4% Outstanding
Read 158
Write 154
Mixed 103
SusWrite 171
108% 146 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1.1
232% 1.77 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 94.4%
Great: 106%
WD Purple Surveillance 4TB (2017)-$99
3.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 168 172 169 173 173 172 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
98.5% Outstanding
Read 172
Write 165
Mixed 78
SusWrite 171
107% 147 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1.1
213% 1.63 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 98.5%
Great: 101%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 1866 C10 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR3 1333 MHz clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
69.3% Good
MC Read 25.4
MC Write 25.4
MC Mixed 21.1
68% 24 GB/s
SC Read 18
SC Write 20.2
SC Mixed 24.3
60% 20.8 GB/s
Latency 55.9
72% 55.9 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 69.3%
Great: 97%
Take a copy of your results

 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 22,792 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 49% - Average Total price: $802
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9400F $150Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $244Crucial MX500 250GB $45
Intel Core i5-9600K $200AMD RX 590 $180Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $150
Intel Core i7-9700K $360Nvidia RTX 2060 $324Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $230
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $37Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $65SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $34Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $58SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $613SanDisk Extreme 16GB $24
Today's hottest deals
About  •  User Guide  •  FAQs  •  Email  •  Privacy  •  Developer Feedback