MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (67th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 33 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 87.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics61.4% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive117% 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.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (12%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
1 month ago, 27 days ago.
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory8.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20141223
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateJun 19 '17 at 12:01
Run Duration282 Seconds
Run User SGP-User
Background CPU 12%

 PC Performing above expectations (67th 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 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
87.4% Excellent
SC Int 129
SC Float 130
SC Mixed 126
103% 128 Pts
QC Int 415
QC Float 418
QC Mixed 422
95% 418 Pts
MC Int 580
MC Float 650
MC Mixed 646
94% 625 Pts
Poor: 73%
This bench: 87.4%
Great: 100%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$370
CLim: 1443 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 382.5
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
61.4% Good
Lighting 193
Reflection 171
Parallax 188
57% 184 fps
MRender 146
Gravity 183
Splatting 122
73% 150 fps
Poor: 48%
This bench: 61.4%
Great: 72%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$159
128GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
117% Outstanding
Read 514
Write 407
Mixed 415
99% 445 MB/s
4K Read 45.5
4K Write 99.9
4K Mixed 50.4
186% 65.3 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 265
DQ Mixed 118
143% 253 MB/s
Poor: 72%
This bench: 117%
Great: 117%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$47
680GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
102% Outstanding
Read 183
Write 174
Mixed 158
129% 172 MB/s
4K Read 0.63
4K Write 2.44
4K Mixed 0.35
110% 1.14 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 102%
Great: 106%
SanDisk Cruzer Blade 32GB
22GB free, PID 5567
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
10.1% Very poor
Read 22.1
Write 5.44
Mixed 7.66
12% 11.7 MB/s
4K Read 4.2
4K Write 1.52
4K Mixed 1.06
103% 2.26 MB/s
Poor: 6%
This bench: 10.1%
Great: 15%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 2133 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
72.9% Very good
MC Read 26.3
MC Write 26.5
MC Mixed 22.8
72% 25.2 GB/s
SC Read 18
SC Write 23.4
SC Mixed 23.7
62% 21.7 GB/s
Latency 51.6
78% 51.6 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 72.9%
Great: 80%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

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Gaming
Gaming 63%
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Desktop
Desktop 79%
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Workstation
Workstation 59%
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Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917) - $160

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $1,084
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