MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU, SSD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (45th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 55 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 87%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Memory24GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 24GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia 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)
Memory17.5 GB free of 24 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime13.7 Days
Run DateJan 13 '18 at 18:03
Run Duration136 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing as expected (45th 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-$348
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
87% Excellent
SC Int 118
SC Float 120
SC Mixed 121
96% 120 Pts
QC Int 439
QC Float 427
QC Mixed 428
98% 432 Pts
MC Int 610
MC Float 646
MC Mixed 640
95% 632 Pts
Poor: 71%
This bench: 87%
Great: 97%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$100
78GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 74% Great: 125%
Seagate Momentus 2.5" 1TB
572GB free
Firmware: 2AR10002 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
35.1% Below average
Read 62.9
Write 59.1
Mixed 72.9
49% 65 MB/s
4K Read 0.37
4K Write 1.45
4K Mixed 0.17
62% 0.67 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 35.1%
Great: 57%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 1315 CT102464BA160B.M16 1315 CT102464BA160B.M16 24GB
1600, 1600, 1600 MHz
8192, 8192, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
43.7% Average
MC Read 15.6
MC Write 15.4
MC Mixed 12.3
41% 14.4 GB/s
SC Read 12.3
SC Write 16.1
SC Mixed 14
40% 14.1 GB/s
Latency 68.1
59% 68.1 ns
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

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Gaming
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Desktop
Desktop 81%
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Workstation
Workstation 59%
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Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917) - $160

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $978
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