MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (60th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 40 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 82.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics104% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive91.4% 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)
Memory12.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime5 Days
Run DateNov 15 '17 at 02:34
Run Duration168 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing as expected (60th 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 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (20th percentile)
82.3% Excellent
SC Int 118
SC Float 117
SC Mixed 119
94% 118 Pts
QC Int 392
QC Float 401
QC Mixed 398
90% 397 Pts
MC Int 589
MC Float 614
MC Mixed 608
90% 603 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 82.3%
Great: 101%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$410
CLim: 2037 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
104% Outstanding
Lighting 336
Reflection 304
Parallax 322
102% 320 fps
MRender 203
Gravity 300
Splatting 228
105% 244 fps
Poor: 89%
This bench: 104%
Great: 110%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 120GB-$74
32GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
91.4% Outstanding
Read 512
Write 416
Mixed 413
99% 447 MB/s
4K Read 44.1
4K Write 86.4
4K Mixed 25.1
145% 51.9 MB/s
DQ Read 44.6
DQ Write 99.1
DQ Mixed 81.4
59% 75 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 91.4%
Great: 114%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$49
1TB free
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
106% Outstanding
Read 199
Write 170
Mixed 149
129% 173 MB/s
4K Read 0.54
4K Write 1.68
4K Mixed 0.21
77% 0.81 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 106%
Great: 107%
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$65
695GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
84.6% Excellent
Read 158
Write 137
Mixed 144
110% 146 MB/s
4K Read 1.27
4K Write 2.26
4K Mixed 0.32
131% 1.29 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 84.6%
Great: 105%
SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 64GB-$33
58GB free, PID 5580
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
110% Outstanding
Read 250
Write 188
Mixed 180
252% 206 MB/s
4K Read 11.6
4K Write 9.9
4K Mixed 3.41
496% 8.31 MB/s
DQ Read 12
DQ Write 9.68
DQ Mixed 3.72
500% 8.47 MB/s
Poor: 27%
This bench: 110%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 1600 C9 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
56.5% Above average
MC Read 20
MC Write 20.9
MC Mixed 16.3
54% 19.1 GB/s
SC Read 16.1
SC Write 21.1
SC Mixed 18.2
53% 18.5 GB/s
Latency 63.3
63% 63.3 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 56.5%
Great: 65%
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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 7,995 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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