MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat
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 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 96.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics68.1% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive65.6% 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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Run History
9 months ago, 9 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory12.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateFeb 24 '18 at 18:47
Run Duration90 Seconds
Run User GRC-User
Background CPU6%

 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-$365
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
96.3% Outstanding
SC Int 130
SC Float 132
SC Mixed 127
104% 130 Pts
QC Int 456
QC Float 503
QC Mixed 490
109% 483 Pts
MC Int 648
MC Float 697
MC Mixed 684
101% 676 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 96.3%
Great: 97%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 290-$399
PwrHis(1787 2343) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1040 MHz, MLim: 1350 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.11.1
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
68.1% Good
Lighting 206
Reflection 162
Parallax 266
70% 211 fps
MRender 129
Gravity 167
Splatting 180
66% 159 fps
Poor: 48%
This bench: 68.1%
Great: 68%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Corsair Force LS 240GB-$96
25GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFC01.5 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
65.6% Good
Read 470
Write 153
Mixed 347
71% 323 MB/s
4K Read 27.2
4K Write 69.3
4K Mixed 11.7
93% 36.1 MB/s
DQ Read 235
DQ Write 261
DQ Mixed 12
74% 169 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 65.6%
Great: 92%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 1866 C9 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
69.9% Good
MC Read 24.5
MC Write 25.4
MC Mixed 21.5
68% 23.8 GB/s
SC Read 19.1
SC Write 24
SC Mixed 22.7
63% 21.9 GB/s
Latency 51.8
77% 51.8 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 69.9%
Great: 72%
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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 13,997 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $849
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