MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (56th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 44 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 83%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics72.6% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive88% 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 (13%). 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)
Memory11.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150811
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateFeb 14 '18 at 02:51
Run Duration89 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 13%

 PC Performing as expected (56th 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-$366
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
83% Excellent
SC Int 120
SC Float 122
SC Mixed 121
97% 121 Pts
QC Int 401
QC Float 401
QC Mixed 400
91% 400 Pts
MC Int 584
MC Float 618
MC Mixed 603
90% 602 Pts
Poor: 73%
This bench: 83%
Great: 101%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 390X-$529
CLim: 1080 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.1.1
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
72.6% Very good
Lighting 218
Reflection 169
Parallax 280
74% 222 fps
MRender 135
Gravity 187
Splatting 186
71% 169 fps
Poor: 60%
This bench: 72.6%
Great: 76%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX200 250GB-$134
24GB free
Firmware: MU01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
88% Excellent
Read 516
Write 386
Mixed 318
90% 407 MB/s
4K Read 30.2
4K Write 91.8
4K Mixed 20.1
120% 47.4 MB/s
DQ Read 162
DQ Write 233
DQ Mixed 35.7
72% 143 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 88%
Great: 99%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 16G-D3-1600-MR 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (57th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
50.4% Above average
MC Read 17.5
MC Write 18.1
MC Mixed 15.6
49% 17.1 GB/s
SC Read 12.7
SC Write 18.3
SC Mixed 16.6
45% 15.9 GB/s
Latency 68.5
58% 68.5 ns
Poor: 27%
This bench: 50.4%
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 10,351 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: 75% - Very good Total price: $984
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