MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU, SSD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (33rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 67 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 69.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (16%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory10.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150528
Uptime7.3 Days
Run DateNov 15 '17 at 02:13
Run Duration59 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 16%

 PC Performing below expectations (33rd 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 i7-4770-$305
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
69.7% Good
SC Int 100
SC Float 105
SC Mixed 102
82% 103 Pts
QC Int 327
QC Float 352
QC Mixed 334
76% 338 Pts
MC Int 499
MC Float 540
MC Mixed 512
77% 517 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 69.7%
Great: 82%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$44
170GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC47 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
72.2% Very good
Read 120
Write 132
Mixed 95.4
86% 116 MB/s
4K Read 0.27
4K Write 1.37
4K Mixed 0.23
62% 0.62 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 72.2%
Great: 113%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 1866 C10 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1333 MHz clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
63.3% Good
MC Read 23.3
MC Write 23.7
MC Mixed 19.7
64% 22.2 GB/s
SC Read 14.7
SC Write 18.2
SC Mixed 19.4
50% 17.4 GB/s
Latency 61.5
65% 61.5 ns
Poor: 43%
This bench: 63.3%
Great: 73%
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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 80%
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Workstation
Workstation 58%
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Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917) - $160

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $955
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