MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (67th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 33 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 77.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics65.1% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive108% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (17%). 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)
Memory10.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150811
Uptime2.4 Days
Run DateNov 15 '17 at 08:15
Run Duration180 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 17%

 PC Performing above expectations (67th 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 i7-4770K-$450
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
77.8% Very good
SC Int 116
SC Float 118
SC Mixed 116
94% 117 Pts
QC Int 366
QC Float 376
QC Mixed 376
84% 373 Pts
MC Int 496
MC Float 545
MC Mixed 506
77% 516 Pts
Poor: 65%
This bench: 77.8%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$250
CLim: 1481 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 384.76
Performing above expectations (60th percentile)
65.1% Good
Lighting 199
Reflection 175
Parallax 214
63% 196 fps
MRender 144
Gravity 191
Splatting 125
66% 153 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 65.1%
Great: 72%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$150
79GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
108% Outstanding
Read 509
Write 400
Mixed 412
98% 440 MB/s
4K Read 41.4
4K Write 81.3
4K Mixed 45.4
164% 56 MB/s
DQ Read 336
DQ Write 255
DQ Mixed 112
134% 234 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 108%
Great: 118%
Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB-$85
30GB free
Firmware: 502ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
72.3% Very good
Read 505
Write 123
Mixed 198
60% 275 MB/s
4K Read 35
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 19.4
134% 53.2 MB/s
DQ Read 129
DQ Write 139
DQ Mixed 48.7
60% 106 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 72.3%
Great: 77%
WD Black 2TB (2013)-$110
2TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
107% Outstanding
Read 183
Write 190
Mixed 180
139% 184 MB/s
4K Read 0.94
4K Write 2.88
4K Mixed 0.47
145% 1.43 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 107%
Great: 112%
WD Elements 10B8 500GB
316GB free, PID 10b8
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
20.9% Poor
Read 41.4
Write 41.3
Mixed 27.7
46% 36.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.55
4K Write 1.87
4K Mixed 0.23
73% 0.88 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 20.9%
Great: 40%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 1600 C10 2x8GB-$125
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
53% Above average
MC Read 18
MC Write 18.9
MC Mixed 16.6
51% 17.8 GB/s
SC Read 13.7
SC Write 19.4
SC Mixed 17.9
48% 17 GB/s
Latency 64.2
62% 64.2 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 53%
Great: 62%
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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 7,976 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
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: $965
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