MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (49th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 51 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 80.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics5.4% is a very low 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load times.
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.
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory12.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20141223
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 14 '17 at 05:12
Run Duration255 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing as expected (49th 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 i7-4790-$308
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
80.7% Excellent
SC Int 116
SC Float 117
SC Mixed 114
92% 116 Pts
QC Int 388
QC Float 380
QC Mixed 395
88% 388 Pts
MC Int 567
MC Float 599
MC Mixed 596
88% 587 Pts
Poor: 65%
This bench: 80.7%
Great: 85%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 4600 (Desktop 1.25 GHz)-$15
MSI(1462 7917) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 20.19.15.4531
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
5.4% Terrible
Lighting 12.3
Reflection 18.5
Parallax 22.9
5% 17.9 fps
MRender 17.7
Gravity 7.3
Splatting 18.6
6% 14.5 fps
Poor: 4%
This bench: 5.4%
Great: 6%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate ST32000542AS 2TB-$139
447GB free
Firmware: CC95 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 5900 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
40.6% Average
Read 78.8
Write 62.8
Mixed 74.7
54% 72.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.44
4K Write 0.76
4K Mixed 0.34
70% 0.51 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 40.6%
Great: 62%
Maxtor STM3500630AS 500GB-$78
297GB free
Firmware: 3.AAE Max speed: SATA 1.0 150 MB/s
NCQ !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
38.4% Below average
Read 66.8
Write 66.8
Mixed 62
49% 65.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.66
4K Write 1.38
4K Mixed 0.4
98% 0.82 MB/s
Poor: 27%
This bench: 38.4%
Great: 44%
WD My Passport 0741 2TB
254GB free, PID 0741
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
26.3% Poor
Read 58.6
Write 59.1
Mixed 52.1
72% 56.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.41
4K Write 1.56
4K Mixed 0.22
62% 0.73 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 26.3%
Great: 41%
WD Elements 2TB
187GB free, PID 10b8
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
18.8% Very poor
Read 39.6
Write 36.9
Mixed 31.9
46% 36.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.37
4K Write 1.61
4K Mixed 0.21
63% 0.73 MB/s
Poor: 12%
This bench: 18.8%
Great: 49%
Sony Card R/W -MS 32GB
1GB free, PID 01bd
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
12.2% Very poor
Read 21
Write 17.4
Mixed 20.1
25% 19.5 MB/s
4K Read 3.97
4K Write 1.44
4K Mixed 1.28
108% 2.23 MB/s
Poor: 6%
This bench: 12.2%
Great: 14%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 2400 C11 2x8GB-$138
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (6th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
28% Poor
MC Read 9.6
MC Write 8.9
MC Mixed 7.8
25% 8.77 GB/s
SC Read 9
SC Write 9
SC Mixed 8.8
26% 8.93 GB/s
Latency 75.1
53% 75.1 ns
Poor: 27%
This bench: 28%
Great: 86%
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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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Desktop
Desktop 80%
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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: 73% - Very good Total price: $1,055
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