MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (75th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 25 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 96.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics69.7% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive88.6% 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 8.1 is the second most recent version of Windows but it's worth upgrading to Windows 10 which has had several improvements made to the user interface including a better homescreen.
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory13.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20140520
Uptime2.7 Days
Run DateApr 17 '18 at 06:03
Run Duration158 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing above expectations (75th 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-$376
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
96.5% Outstanding
SC Int 130
SC Float 132
SC Mixed 129
104% 131 Pts
QC Int 474
QC Float 461
QC Mixed 488
108% 474 Pts
MC Int 648
MC Float 692
MC Mixed 682
101% 674 Pts
Poor: 71%
This bench: 96.5%
Great: 101%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 780 Ti-$410
MSI(1462 2983) 3GB
CLim: 1306 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 384.94
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
69.7% Good
Lighting 199
Reflection 167
Parallax 264
69% 210 fps
MRender 156
Gravity 213
Splatting 109
70% 159 fps
Poor: 62%
This bench: 69.7%
Great: 81%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB-$158
22GB free
Firmware: EXT0BB6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
88.6% Excellent
Read 485
Write 336
Mixed 352
87% 391 MB/s
4K Read 34.4
4K Write 74.6
4K Mixed 24.6
123% 44.6 MB/s
DQ Read 325
DQ Write 224
DQ Mixed 83.5
114% 211 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 88.6%
Great: 95%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
55GB free
Firmware: CC27 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
92.4% Outstanding
Read 155
Write 167
Mixed 84.2
100% 136 MB/s
4K Read 0.59
4K Write 1.35
4K Mixed 0.32
86% 0.75 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 92.4%
Great: 108%
StoreJet Transcend 500GB
438GB free, PID 2509
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
20% Very poor
Read 37.8
Write 41
Mixed 36.7
50% 38.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.49
4K Write 1.77
4K Mixed 0.42
76% 0.89 MB/s
Poor: 11%
This bench: 20%
Great: 20%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 1600 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
61.3% Good
MC Read 21.4
MC Write 21.9
MC Mixed 18.6
59% 20.6 GB/s
SC Read 16.8
SC Write 23.7
SC Mixed 20.7
58% 20.4 GB/s
Latency 59.3
68% 59.3 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 61.3%
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 11,540 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
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Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 58%
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Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917) - $160

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 82% - Excellent Total price: $886
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