MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (35th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 65 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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 79.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics62.9% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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.
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory10.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime22.1 Days
Run DateAug 10 '18 at 22:06
Run Duration105 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing below expectations (35th 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-$350
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (20th percentile)
79.2% Very good
SC Int 111
SC Float 110
SC Mixed 112
89% 111 Pts
QC Int 370
QC Float 386
QC Mixed 385
86% 380 Pts
MC Int 576
MC Float 619
MC Mixed 605
90% 600 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 79.2%
Great: 97%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$370
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 398.36
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
62.9% Good
Lighting 189
Reflection 172
Parallax 194
59% 185 fps
MRender 149
Gravity 183
Splatting 123
66% 152 fps
Poor: 55%
This bench: 62.9%
Great: 72%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Desktop SSHD 2TB-$90
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 169 174 170 162 187 178 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
57.7% Above average
Read 26.5
Write 98.2
Mixed 35
SusWrite 173
60% 83.3 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 4.5
4K Mixed 3.2
489% 2.97 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 57.7%
Great: 111%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR3 1866 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1333 MHz clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing as expected (60th percentile)
63.6% Good
MC Read 22.6
MC Write 23.7
MC Mixed 20.3
63% 22.2 GB/s
SC Read 14
SC Write 20.9
SC Mixed 19.7
52% 18.2 GB/s
Latency 60.6
66% 60.6 ns
Poor: 34%
This bench: 63.6%
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 13,915 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: 75% - Very good Total price: $975
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