MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (27th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 73 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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 83.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics68.1% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive153% 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)
Memory11.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150811
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 11 '18 at 07:54
Run Duration136 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing below expectations (27th 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 as expected (43rd percentile)
83.3% Excellent
SC Int 125
SC Float 126
SC Mixed 124
100% 125 Pts
QC Int 371
QC Float 370
QC Mixed 402
86% 381 Pts
MC Int 590
MC Float 652
MC Mixed 573
90% 605 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 83.3%
Great: 97%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$210
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
68.1% Good
Lighting 218
Reflection 187
Parallax 198
65% 201 fps
MRender 136
Gravity 200
Splatting 156
70% 164 fps
Poor: 60%
This bench: 68.1%
Great: 77%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$136
360GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 534 554 578 580 579 580 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
153% Outstanding
Read 679
Write 539
Mixed 484
SusWrite 568
127% 568 MB/s
4K Read 47.4
4K Write 97.2
4K Mixed 56.3
195% 67 MB/s
DQ Read 778
DQ Write 627
DQ Mixed 676
513% 694 MB/s
Poor: 156%
This bench: 153%
Great: 263%
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB-$65
214GB free
Firmware: 1AJ10001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 87 78 86 90 90 83 MB/s
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
53.6% Above average
Read 100
Write 66.2
Mixed 71
SusWrite 85.7
60% 80.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 0.9
189% 1.57 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 53.6%
Great: 77%
WD Black 2TB (2013)-$95
453GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 124 124 117 123 120 123 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
46.6% Average
Read 39.8
Write 73.7
Mixed 42.3
SusWrite 122
51% 69.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 3.2
4K Mixed 0.9
184% 1.57 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 46.6%
Great: 110%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair CMT8GX3M2A1866C9 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
67.4% Good
MC Read 23.4
MC Write 24.3
MC Mixed 20.7
65% 22.8 GB/s
SC Read 18.3
SC Write 23.3
SC Mixed 22.3
61% 21.3 GB/s
Latency 51.2
78% 51.2 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 67.4%
Great: 96%
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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 13,967 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $849
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CPUGPUSSD
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AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $150Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $210Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $90
Intel Core i5-8600K $249Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti $143Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $44Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $125SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $830SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $130SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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