MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 63%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (50th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 50 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 86.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics67.1% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
Run History
4 days ago, 4 days ago.
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory12.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display1360 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150811
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 08 '17 at 01:22
Run Duration83 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing as expected (50th 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 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
86.7% Excellent
SC Int 121
SC Float 121
SC Mixed 120
97% 121 Pts
QC Int 386
QC Float 435
QC Mixed 428
94% 416 Pts
MC Int 616
MC Float 646
MC Mixed 639
95% 634 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 86.7%
Great: 101%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$260
EVGA(3842 2978) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.31
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
67.1% Good
Lighting 206
Reflection 192
Parallax 207
64% 202 fps
MRender 156
Gravity 193
Splatting 135
70% 161 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 67.1%
Great: 71%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$71
536GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
81.7% Excellent
Read 157
Write 127
Mixed 118
100% 134 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.13
4K Mixed 0.25
101% 1.06 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 81.7%
Great: 105%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 1866 C9 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1867 MHz clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (44th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
50.4% Above average
MC Read 17.8
MC Write 18.2
MC Mixed 15.8
49% 17.3 GB/s
SC Read 13
SC Write 17
SC Mixed 15.2
43% 15.1 GB/s
Latency 70
57% 70 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 50.4%
Great: 72%
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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 8,511 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
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: $977
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