MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 54%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (78th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 22 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 96.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics50.6% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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)
Boot Drive95.9% 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.
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.
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory4.7 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20141106
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 18 '18 at 23:33
Run Duration136 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (78th 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 (93rd percentile)
96.9% Outstanding
SC Int 130
SC Float 128
SC Mixed 128
103% 129 Pts
QC Int 503
QC Float 496
QC Mixed 493
113% 497 Pts
MC Int 647
MC Float 690
MC Mixed 677
100% 671 Pts
Poor: 73%
This bench: 96.9%
Great: 99%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 780-$329
Palit(1569 1004) 3GB
CLim: 1241 MHz, MLim: 1502 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 398.36
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
50.6% Above average
Lighting 46.8
Reflection 130
Parallax 217
34% 131 fps
MRender 140
Gravity 184
Splatting 110
63% 145 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 50.6%
Great: 69%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Sandisk X400 M.2 2280 128GB
79GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X4130012
SusWrite @10s intervals: 101 98 99 92 91 93 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
95.9% Outstanding
Read 506
Write 226
Mixed 170
SusWrite 95.6
55% 249 MB/s
4K Read 41.3
4K Write 117
4K Mixed 49.2
187% 69.1 MB/s
DQ Read 358
DQ Write 195
DQ Mixed 200
169% 251 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 95.9%
Great: 80%
Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB-$130
927GB free
Firmware: 1AA01113
SusWrite @10s intervals: 106 105 110 112 112 111 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
63.1% Good
Read 110
Write 107
Mixed 68
SusWrite 109
72% 98.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1
195% 1.47 MB/s
Poor: 31%
This bench: 63.1%
Great: 62%
WD Blue 500GB (2008)-$34
279GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 98 96 97 97 97 99 MB/s
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
59% Above average
Read 108
Write 104
Mixed 57.2
SusWrite 97.2
67% 91.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.7
139% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 26%
This bench: 59%
Great: 69%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 C9 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
62.3% Good
MC Read 21.8
MC Write 22.2
MC Mixed 18.9
60% 21 GB/s
SC Read 16.4
SC Write 23.5
SC Mixed 20.5
58% 20.1 GB/s
Latency 54.6
73% 54.6 ns
Poor: 27%
This bench: 62.3%
Great: 62%
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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 12,377 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 79% - Very good Total price: $925
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HDDRAMUSB
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