MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (56th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 44 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 85.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics76.4% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive81.5% 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.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (14%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory10.5 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20141223
Uptime3.5 Days
Run DateMar 21 '17 at 05:23
Run Duration182 Seconds
Run User MEX-User
Background CPU 14%

 PC Performing as expected (56th 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-$339
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
85.4% Excellent
SC Int 119
SC Float 122
SC Mixed 117
95% 119 Pts
QC Int 408
QC Float 428
QC Mixed 423
95% 420 Pts
MC Int 608
MC Float 647
MC Mixed 639
94% 631 Pts
Poor: 72%
This bench: 85.4%
Great: 102%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$370
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 378.92
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
76.4% Very good
Lighting 376
Reflection 172
Parallax 192
96% 247 fps
MRender 147
Gravity 165
Splatting 123
62% 145 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 76.4%
Great: 74%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk X300 256GB-$98
23GB free
Firmware: X3540000 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
81.5% Excellent
Read 403
Write 212
Mixed 252
64% 289 MB/s
4K Read 34.7
4K Write 96.2
4K Mixed 25.4
136% 52.1 MB/s
DQ Read 361
DQ Write 194
DQ Mixed 62
104% 206 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 81.5%
Great: 99%
Seagate Barracuda Green 2TB-$115
2TB free
Firmware: CC32 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5900 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
64.7% Good
Read 118
Write 107
Mixed 115
86% 113 MB/s
4K Read 0.73
4K Write 1.06
4K Mixed 0.52
108% 0.77 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 64.7%
Great: 74%
WD Green 3TB (2011)-$93
338GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
56.8% Above average
Read 104
Write 93.7
Mixed 89.4
72% 95.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.25
4K Mixed 0.24
93% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 56.8%
Great: 83%
WD Green 1TB (2011)-$54
273GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
73.9% Very good
Read 130
Write 128
Mixed 113
93% 123 MB/s
4K Read 0.48
4K Write 2.28
4K Mixed 0.24
89% 1 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 73.9%
Great: 84%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 2400 C11 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR3 2400 MHz clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing below potential (33rd percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
57% Above average
MC Read 20.9
MC Write 21
MC Mixed 16.3
55% 19.4 GB/s
SC Read 15.1
SC Write 21.3
SC Mixed 18.9
53% 18.4 GB/s
Latency 66.9
60% 66.9 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 57%
Great: 117%
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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 7,127 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 81%
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Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $1,090
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