MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 37%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (72nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 28 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 94.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics31.6% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive58.7% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
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)
Memory6.4 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateSep 13 '17 at 22:38
Run Duration140 Seconds
Run User TUR-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing above expectations (72nd 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 above expectations (82nd percentile)
94.9% Outstanding
SC Int 130
SC Float 132
SC Mixed 124
103% 129 Pts
QC Int 479
QC Float 499
QC Mixed 486
110% 488 Pts
MC Int 627
MC Float 667
MC Mixed 661
98% 652 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 94.9%
Great: 101%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R7 370-$141
CLim: 1030 MHz, MLim: 1400 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 17.6.2
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
31.6% Below average
Lighting 93.8
Reflection 87
Parallax 120
32% 100 fps
MRender 63
Gravity 74.8
Splatting 90.7
32% 76.2 fps
Poor: 27%
This bench: 31.6%
Great: 32%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk Ultra II 240GB-$88
32GB free
Firmware: X41100RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
58.7% Above average
Read 500
Write 135
Mixed 262
65% 299 MB/s
4K Read 28.1
4K Write 44
4K Mixed 9.16
78% 27.1 MB/s
DQ Read 337
DQ Write 45.4
DQ Mixed 8.78
53% 130 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 58.7%
Great: 82%
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$90
22GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
95.1% Outstanding
Read 516
Write 412
Mixed 420
100% 450 MB/s
4K Read 46.9
4K Write 96.1
4K Mixed 27.2
157% 56.7 MB/s
DQ Read 47.8
DQ Write 102
DQ Mixed 122
80% 90.8 MB/s
Poor: 71%
This bench: 95.1%
Great: 116%
Toshiba MK5076GSX 500GB-$54
55GB free
Firmware: GS001A Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
39.6% Below average
Read 67
Write 70.8
Mixed 65.3
51% 67.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.34
4K Write 1.48
4K Mixed 0.28
73% 0.7 MB/s
Poor: 24%
This bench: 39.6%
Great: 41%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Hynix HMT351U6EFR8C-PB 8GB
1600, 1600 MHz
4096, 4096 MB
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
60.4% Good
MC Read 22.2
MC Write 21.4
MC Mixed 17.1
58% 20.2 GB/s
SC Read 17.2
SC Write 23.1
SC Mixed 20.9
58% 20.4 GB/s
Latency 59.6
67% 59.6 ns
Poor: 27%
This bench: 60.4%
Great: 61%
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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 7,996 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $970
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