MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 100%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (59th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 41 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 98.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics63.8% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive133% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory13.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 14 '18 at 04:32
Run Duration141 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing as expected (59th 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-$352
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
98.2% Outstanding
SC Int 133
SC Float 129
SC Mixed 135
106% 132 Pts
QC Int 456
QC Float 466
QC Mixed 492
107% 471 Pts
MC Int 642
MC Float 667
MC Mixed 689
100% 666 Pts
Poor: 75%
This bench: 98.2%
Great: 102%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$370
MSI(1462 3161) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 391.1
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
63.8% Good
Lighting 198
Reflection 171
Parallax 189
60% 186 fps
MRender 150
Gravity 187
Splatting 123
66% 153 fps
Poor: 49%
This bench: 63.8%
Great: 73%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$116
68GB free
Firmware: 3B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
133% Outstanding
Read 715
Write 496
Mixed 551
130% 588 MB/s
4K Read 51.8
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 40.2
186% 65.9 MB/s
DQ Read 496
DQ Write 315
DQ Mixed 165
188% 326 MB/s
Poor: 165%
This bench: 133%
Great: 262%
Seagate ST750LM022 HN-M750MBB 750GB
691GB free
Firmware: 2AR10002 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
58.1% Above average
Read 100
Write 103
Mixed 99.6
76% 101 MB/s
4K Read 0.41
4K Write 1.83
4K Mixed 0.26
81% 0.84 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 58.1%
Great: 57%
Seagate FireCuda 2.5" 1TB-$60
439GB free
Firmware: SDM1 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
46.4% Average
Read 84.6
Write 77
Mixed 67.5
57% 76.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.62
4K Write 1.08
4K Mixed 0.34
84% 0.68 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 46.4%
Great: 63%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLT8G3D1608DT1TX0. 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (85th percentile)
62.1% Good
MC Read 21.8
MC Write 22.1
MC Mixed 18.9
60% 20.9 GB/s
SC Read 16.3
SC Write 23.4
SC Mixed 19.3
56% 19.7 GB/s
Latency 54.2
74% 54.2 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 62.1%
Great: 73%
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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
Gaming 63%
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Desktop
Desktop 80%
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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: 74% - Very good Total price: $986
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