MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (54th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 46 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 78%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics63.4% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
Run History
8 days ago, 8 days ago.
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory4.3 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit Farben
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140520
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateOct 11 '18 at 13:41
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU6%

 PC Performing as expected (54th 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 4.25 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
78% Very good
SC Int 118
SC Float 118
SC Mixed 116
94% 117 Pts
QC Int 355
QC Float 376
QC Mixed 367
83% 366 Pts
MC Int 584
MC Float 635
MC Mixed 620
92% 613 Pts
Poor: 69%
This bench: 78%
Great: 99%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$207
PNY(196E 1131) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1490 MHz, MLim: 1773 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 416.16
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
63.4% Good
Lighting 182
Reflection 173
Parallax 193
58% 182 fps
MRender 154
Gravity 187
Splatting 129
68% 157 fps
Poor: 54%
This bench: 63.4%
Great: 72%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Evo 120GB-$138
11GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT0BB6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 443
Write 451
Mixed 276
87% 390 MB/s
4K Read 41.8
4K Write 94.9
4K Mixed 50.3
178% 62.3 MB/s
DQ Read 366
DQ Write 271
DQ Mixed 177
170% 271 MB/s
Poor: 64% Great: 108%
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$73
601GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 154 157 153 156 153 158 MB/s
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
94.9% Outstanding
Read 176
Write 176
Mixed 94.3
SusWrite 155
110% 150 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.4
146% 1.33 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 94.9%
Great: 105%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1866 C9 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 1400 MHz clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
60.4% Good
MC Read 22.7
MC Write 20.9
MC Mixed 18.5
59% 20.7 GB/s
SC Read 14.8
SC Write 20.6
SC Mixed 18.3
51% 17.9 GB/s
Latency 57.3
70% 57.3 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 60.4%
Great: 72%
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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 12,281 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 86% - Excellent Total price: $832
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