MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 83%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 101%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 73%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (51st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 49 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 87.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics82.9% 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 Drive155% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
Memory12GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 12GB 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)
Memory9.6 GB free of 12 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit cores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 20 '17 at 00:40
Run Duration113 Seconds
Run User PRT-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing as expected (51st 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 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (40th percentile)
87.6% Excellent
SC Int 128
SC Float 130
SC Mixed 128
103% 129 Pts
QC Int 392
QC Float 420
QC Mixed 418
93% 410 Pts
MC Int 656
MC Float 693
MC Mixed 686
102% 678 Pts
Poor: 73%
This bench: 87.6%
Great: 101%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-$500
CLim: 1580 MHz, MLim: 1892 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 382.5
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
82.9% Excellent
Lighting 263
Reflection 236
Parallax 261
81% 254 fps
MRender 180
Gravity 239
Splatting 167
84% 195 fps
Poor: 67%
This bench: 82.9%
Great: 88%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel Raid 0 Volume 512GB
331GB free
Firmware: 1.0.
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
155% Outstanding
Read 1,042
Write 992
Mixed 988
225% 1,007 MB/s
4K Read 37.9
4K Write 100
4K Mixed 25.4
143% 54.6 MB/s
DQ Read 38.4
DQ Write 449
DQ Mixed 161
149% 216 MB/s
Poor: 78%
This bench: 155%
Great: 356%
Toshiba P300 2TB-$60
921GB free
Firmware: MX4OACF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
87.6% Excellent
Read 154
Write 151
Mixed 145
113% 150 MB/s
4K Read 1.08
4K Write 2.17
4K Mixed 0.22
109% 1.16 MB/s
Poor: 70%
This bench: 87.6%
Great: 112%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston KHX2666C11D3/4GX 0420 F3-2666C11-4GTXD 0420 F3-2666C11-4GTXD 12GB
2667, 2667, 2667 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
84.6% Excellent
MC Read 31.9
MC Write 31.3
MC Mixed 25.5
84% 29.6 GB/s
SC Read 22.1
SC Write 24.2
SC Mixed 25.4
68% 23.9 GB/s
Latency 45.1
89% 45.1 ns
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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 8,600 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: 77% - Very good Total price: $978
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