MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 105%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (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 91.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics120% 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 Drive83.9% 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)
Memory14.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime3.8 Days
Run DateJan 13 '18 at 10:21
Run Duration141 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (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-$365
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
91.1% Outstanding
SC Int 130
SC Float 133
SC Mixed 132
106% 132 Pts
QC Int 461
QC Float 473
QC Mixed 438
104% 457 Pts
MC Int 654
MC Float 697
MC Mixed 691
102% 680 Pts
Poor: 73%
This bench: 91.1%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-Ti-$418
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
120% Outstanding
Lighting 394
Reflection 372
Parallax 387
121% 385 fps
MRender 206
Gravity 375
Splatting 244
120% 275 fps
Poor: 93%
This bench: 120%
Great: 128%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB-$95
139GB free
Firmware: 603ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
54.7% Above average
Read 495
Write 196
Mixed 230
67% 307 MB/s
4K Read 13.5
4K Write 27.3
4K Mixed 13.4
52% 18.1 MB/s
DQ Read 135
DQ Write 183
DQ Mixed 49.1
68% 122 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 54.7%
Great: 84%
Transcend SSD370 256GB-$76
91GB free (System drive)
Firmware: N1114H Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
83.9% Excellent
Read 502
Write 291
Mixed 364
85% 386 MB/s
4K Read 23.3
4K Write 82
4K Mixed 27.5
114% 44.3 MB/s
DQ Read 275
DQ Write 244
DQ Mixed 66.5
103% 195 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 83.9%
Great: 97%
Seagate Desktop SSHD 1TB-$128
522GB free
Firmware: CC41 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
64.5% Good
Read 97
Write 126
Mixed 101
81% 108 MB/s
4K Read 0.69
4K Write 5.36
4K Mixed 0.79
216% 2.28 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 64.5%
Great: 110%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 2400 C11 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
85.9% Excellent
MC Read 32
MC Write 32.2
MC Mixed 26.7
87% 30.3 GB/s
SC Read 21.5
SC Write 24.3
SC Mixed 27.6
70% 24.5 GB/s
Latency 50
80% 50 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 85.9%
Great: 86%
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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 14,774 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
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Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917) - $160

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $941
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