MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (77th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 23 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 96.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics39.1% 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 Drive90.5% 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.
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)
Memory14.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 12 '17 at 15:00
Run Duration140 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU10%

 PC Performing above expectations (77th 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-$332
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
96.9% Outstanding
SC Int 130
SC Float 126
SC Mixed 132
103% 129 Pts
QC Int 470
QC Float 472
QC Mixed 485
108% 476 Pts
MC Int 655
MC Float 702
MC Mixed 692
102% 683 Pts
Poor: 75%
This bench: 96.9%
Great: 100%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti-$153
CLim: 1936 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 387.92
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
39.1% Below average
Lighting 121
Reflection 83.2
Parallax 122
38% 109 fps
MRender 81.1
Gravity 114
Splatting 84.6
40% 93.4 fps
Poor: 36%
This bench: 39.1%
Great: 43%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB-$95
180GB free
Firmware: 603ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
69.5% Good
Read 495
Write 194
Mixed 230
67% 306 MB/s
4K Read 20.4
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 15.2
106% 46.9 MB/s
DQ Read 127
DQ Write 198
DQ Mixed 51.4
70% 125 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 69.5%
Great: 78%
Transcend SSD370 256GB-$157
136GB free
Firmware: N1114H Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
90.5% Outstanding
Read 496
Write 289
Mixed 366
85% 384 MB/s
4K Read 21.3
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 35.6
132% 53.2 MB/s
DQ Read 275
DQ Write 278
DQ Mixed 66.5
108% 207 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 90.5%
Great: 94%
Seagate Desktop SSHD 1TB-$97
571GB free
Firmware: CC41 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
88.4% Excellent
Read 140
Write 167
Mixed 121
107% 143 MB/s
4K Read 0.78
4K Write 5.36
4K Mixed 1.02
245% 2.38 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 88.4%
Great: 103%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 2400 C11 2x8GB-$140
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
74.2% Very good
MC Read 26.2
MC Write 26.7
MC Mixed 23
72% 25.3 GB/s
SC Read 21.5
SC Write 24.2
SC Mixed 24.3
67% 23.3 GB/s
Latency 49.1
82% 49.1 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 74.2%
Great: 87%
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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 7,193 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: 71% - Very good Total price: $1,087
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HDDRAMUSB
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