MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop 71%
Workstation 61%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (79th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 21 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 92.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics107% 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.
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
12 months ago, 12 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory11.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 21 '17 at 00:37
Run Duration102 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (79th 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-$384
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
92.8% Outstanding
SC Int 130
SC Float 129
SC Mixed 128
103% 129 Pts
QC Int 464
QC Float 457
QC Mixed 459
104% 460 Pts
MC Int 667
MC Float 699
MC Mixed 696
103% 687 Pts
Poor: 72%
This bench: 92.8%
Great: 101%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$447
CLim: 2037 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 378.92
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
107% Outstanding
Lighting 340
Reflection 313
Parallax 324
103% 326 fps
MRender 211
Gravity 316
Splatting 242
110% 256 fps
Poor: 89%
This bench: 107%
Great: 112%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$150
418GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 72% Great: 116%
Seagate Video SV35.6 Series 1TB-$50
879GB free
Firmware: CV27 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
102% Outstanding
Read 180
Write 176
Mixed 177
134% 178 MB/s
4K Read 0.71
4K Write 1.78
4K Mixed 0.19
84% 0.89 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 102%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsZ DDR3 2133 C9 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
81.8% Excellent
MC Read 29.8
MC Write 29.5
MC Mixed 25.4
81% 28.2 GB/s
SC Read 21.6
SC Write 24.3
SC Mixed 27
69% 24.3 GB/s
Latency 45.6
88% 45.6 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 81.8%
Great: 108%
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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 10,988 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 63%
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 59%

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $999
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