MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 39%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (71st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 29 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 88.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics33.9% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive83% 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.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB 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)
Memory26.8 GB free of 32 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140731
Uptime1.7 Days
Run DateFeb 15 '18 at 00:34
Run Duration87 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (71st 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 4.25 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (60th percentile)
88.9% Excellent
SC Int 127
SC Float 129
SC Mixed 128
103% 128 Pts
QC Int 428
QC Float 433
QC Mixed 430
98% 430 Pts
MC Int 618
MC Float 662
MC Mixed 654
96% 645 Pts
Poor: 75%
This bench: 88.9%
Great: 100%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 270-$170
CLim: 975 MHz, MLim: 1400 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 17.11.1
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
33.9% Below average
Lighting 105
Reflection 81.6
Parallax 136
36% 107 fps
MRender 59.5
Gravity 87.2
Splatting 85.2
32% 77.3 fps
Poor: 29%
This bench: 33.9%
Great: 35%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk Ultra II 480GB-$130
28GB free
Firmware: X31200RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
83% Excellent
Read 477
Write 318
Mixed 302
81% 366 MB/s
4K Read 30.9
4K Write 70.1
4K Mixed 20.9
111% 40.6 MB/s
DQ Read 361
DQ Write 173
DQ Mixed 51.2
95% 195 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 83%
Great: 83%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 2400 C11 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (38th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
51.5% Above average
MC Read 18
MC Write 18.4
MC Mixed 15.3
49% 17.2 GB/s
SC Read 14.8
SC Write 19.8
SC Mixed 18.2
50% 17.6 GB/s
Latency 69.5
58% 69.5 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 51.5%
Great: 88%
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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 10,284 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $983
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