MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 76%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (53rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 47 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 95%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics76.4% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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)
Memory11 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0.6 Days
Run DateJun 14 '18 at 05:38
Run Duration137 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing as expected (53rd 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-$365
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
95% Outstanding
SC Int 130
SC Float 127
SC Mixed 131
104% 129 Pts
QC Int 434
QC Float 470
QC Mixed 473
104% 459 Pts
MC Int 631
MC Float 686
MC Mixed 670
99% 662 Pts
Poor: 73%
This bench: 95%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-$500
MSI(1462 3177) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 398.11
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
76.4% Very good
Lighting 246
Reflection 221
Parallax 242
76% 236 fps
MRender 164
Gravity 219
Splatting 152
77% 178 fps
Poor: 60%
This bench: 76.4%
Great: 87%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Evo 500GB-$296
102GB free
Firmware: EXT0DB6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
89.5% Excellent
Read 504
Write 350
Mixed 358
90% 404 MB/s
4K Read 43.9
4K Write 75.2
4K Mixed 27.6
142% 48.9 MB/s
DQ Read 45.1
DQ Write 226
DQ Mixed 83.6
80% 118 MB/s
Poor: 67%
This bench: 89.5%
Great: 126%
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$86
55GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 73% Great: 124%
Seagate FireCuda 2.5" 1TB-$55
682GB free
Firmware: SDM1 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
49.7% Average
Read 104
Write 69.4
Mixed 68.1
60% 80.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.89
4K Write 1.84
4K Mixed 0.45
122% 1.06 MB/s
Poor: 12%
This bench: 49.7%
Great: 72%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL TridentX DDR3 2400 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 2400 MHz clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (36th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
50.9% Above average
MC Read 17.4
MC Write 18.1
MC Mixed 15.5
49% 17 GB/s
SC Read 14.7
SC Write 19.4
SC Mixed 17.3
49% 17.1 GB/s
Latency 68.3
59% 68.3 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 50.9%
Great: 89%
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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 14,785 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $941
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