MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 28%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (46th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 54 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 73.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics22.1% 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 Drive97.2% 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.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (19%). 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)
Memory4.5 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 12 '18 at 15:16
Run Duration108 Seconds
Run User IDN-User
Background CPU 19%

 PC Performing as expected (46th 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 i7-4790-$308
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
73.5% Very good
SC Int 105
SC Float 108
SC Mixed 108
86% 107 Pts
QC Int 340
QC Float 348
QC Mixed 349
78% 346 Pts
MC Int 538
MC Float 576
MC Mixed 578
84% 564 Pts
Poor: 65%
This bench: 73.5%
Great: 87%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$413
CLim: 2025 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 398.11
Performing way below expectations (0th percentile)
22.1% Poor
Lighting 59.2
Reflection 292
Parallax 59.5
18% 137 fps
MRender 59.5
Gravity 59.4
Splatting 58.7
25% 59.2 fps
Poor: 81%
This bench: 22.1%
Great: 110%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Geil ZENITH R3_240GB 240GB
125GB free
Firmware: P0510E Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
97.2% Outstanding
Read 507
Write 440
Mixed 460
105% 469 MB/s
4K Read 26.6
4K Write 90
4K Mixed 34.8
132% 50.5 MB/s
DQ Read 145
DQ Write 277
DQ Mixed 76.3
96% 166 MB/s
Poor: 73%
This bench: 97.2%
Great: 112%
WD VelociRaptor 1TB-$268
301GB free
Firmware: 04.06A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 10000 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
101% Outstanding
Read 194
Write 158
Mixed 154
126% 169 MB/s
4K Read 0.97
4K Write 3.46
4K Mixed 0.38
147% 1.6 MB/s
Poor: 80%
This bench: 101%
Great: 118%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown TEAMGROUP-UD3-1600 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
54.1% Above average
MC Read 20.5
MC Write 20.2
MC Mixed 16.6
55% 19.1 GB/s
SC Read 12.4
SC Write 16.5
SC Mixed 14.4
41% 14.4 GB/s
Latency 71.6
56% 71.6 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 54.1%
Great: 59%
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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 12,838 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $986
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