MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 72%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 53%
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 89.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics76.5% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D 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.
High background CPU (21%). 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)
Memory13.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 13 '18 at 03:19
Run Duration85 Seconds
Run User DZA-User
Background CPU 21%

 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-$365
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
89.9% Excellent
SC Int 125
SC Float 127
SC Mixed 127
101% 126 Pts
QC Int 397
QC Float 432
QC Mixed 440
96% 423 Pts
MC Int 620
MC Float 661
MC Mixed 654
97% 645 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 89.9%
Great: 97%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-$500
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.31
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
76.5% Very good
Lighting 247
Reflection 216
Parallax 238
75% 234 fps
MRender 165
Gravity 221
Splatting 149
77% 178 fps
Poor: 59%
This bench: 76.5%
Great: 88%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
326GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC25 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
63.1% Good
Read 116
Write 104
Mixed 111
83% 110 MB/s
4K Read 0.45
4K Write 1.34
4K Mixed 0.17
63% 0.66 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 63.1%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown DDR3-1600 CL11 8GB 1319 CL11-11-11 D3-1600 16GB
1600, 1600 MHz
8192, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
57.9% Above average
MC Read 21.1
MC Write 20.9
MC Mixed 16.6
56% 19.5 GB/s
SC Read 17.1
SC Write 21.6
SC Mixed 20.2
56% 19.6 GB/s
Latency 65.6
61% 65.6 ns
Poor: 55%
This bench: 57.9%
Great: 59%
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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 14,911 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917) - $160

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