MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 105%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (54th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 46 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%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics64.6% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive71.9% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (11%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory23.8 GB free of 32 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime2 Days
Run DateNov 15 '17 at 01:43
Run Duration195 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 11%

 PC Performing as expected (54th 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 4.7 GHz, turbo 5.5 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
94% Outstanding
SC Int 138
SC Float 139
SC Mixed 138
110% 138 Pts
QC Int 457
QC Float 465
QC Mixed 451
104% 458 Pts
MC Int 665
MC Float 712
MC Mixed 697
104% 691 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 94%
Great: 101%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 480-$240
CLim: 1288 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.11.1
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
64.6% Good
Lighting 183
Reflection 171
Parallax 259
65% 204 fps
MRender 140
Gravity 181
Splatting 125
64% 149 fps
Poor: 54%
This bench: 64.6%
Great: 72%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel Raid 0 Volume 2TB
1.5TB free
Firmware: 1.0. Max speed: Unknown
4KALIGNED
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
147% Outstanding
Read 976
Write 941
Mixed 815
203% 911 MB/s
4K Read 26
4K Write 60.4
4K Mixed 23.5
102% 36.7 MB/s
DQ Read 404
DQ Write 494
DQ Mixed 15.7
132% 304 MB/s
Poor: 114%
This bench: 147%
Great: 373%
Crucial MX300 275GB-$80
121GB free
Firmware: M0CR021 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
71.9% Very good
Read 482
Write 284
Mixed 305
79% 357 MB/s
4K Read 26.5
4K Write 68.2
4K Mixed 20.5
102% 38.4 MB/s
DQ Read 27.2
DQ Write 189
DQ Mixed 13.7
38% 76.8 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 71.9%
Great: 82%
WD Blue 3TB (2015)-$70
3TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
73.4% Very good
Read 128
Write 127
Mixed 122
95% 126 MB/s
4K Read 0.92
4K Write 2.21
4K Mixed 0.27
109% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 73.4%
Great: 96%
WD Blue 400GB (2007)-$42
372GB free
Firmware: 12.01C02 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (85th percentile)
40.5% Average
Read 70.3
Write 70.5
Mixed 71.8
54% 70.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.51
4K Write 2.15
4K Mixed 0.4
106% 1.02 MB/s
Poor: 24%
This bench: 40.5%
Great: 43%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$55
277GB free
Firmware: CC47 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
83.1% Excellent
Read 140
Write 150
Mixed 139
108% 143 MB/s
4K Read 0.66
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.19
81% 0.85 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 83.1%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown F3-1600C9-8GXM 0118 8GBH2X04F1AA28-15 0420 F3-1600C9-8GXM 0118 8GBH2X04F1AA28-15 32GB
1600, 1600, 1600, 1600 MHz
8192, 8192, 8192, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
54.1% Above average
MC Read 19.6
MC Write 19
MC Mixed 15.5
52% 18 GB/s
SC Read 15.6
SC Write 20.9
SC Mixed 19
53% 18.5 GB/s
Latency 65.2
61% 65.2 ns
Poor: 54%
This bench: 54.1%
Great: 56%
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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 7,982 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 64%
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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: 78% - Very good Total price: $965
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