MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (76th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 24 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 97.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics69.2% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Run History
11 days ago, 11 days ago.
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory12.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0.5 Days
Run DateOct 12 '18 at 02:22
Run Duration116 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU10%

 PC Performing above expectations (76th 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 (94th percentile)
97.1% Outstanding
SC Int 130
SC Float 128
SC Mixed 128
103% 129 Pts
QC Int 499
QC Float 495
QC Mixed 496
113% 497 Pts
MC Int 646
MC Float 689
MC Mixed 677
100% 671 Pts
Poor: 73%
This bench: 97.1%
Great: 99%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$249
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 399.7
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
69.2% Good
Lighting 224
Reflection 185
Parallax 200
67% 203 fps
MRender 145
Gravity 197
Splatting 157
71% 166 fps
Poor: 64%
This bench: 69.2%
Great: 78%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate FireCuda SSHD 2TB (2016)-$90
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC41
SusWrite @10s intervals: 192 191 189 193 192 187 MB/s
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
98% Outstanding
Read 150
Write 200
Mixed 28.5
SusWrite 191
102% 142 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 5.1
4K Mixed 1.9
351% 2.7 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 98%
Great: 110%
Hitachi HDT721032SLA380 320GB
267GB free
Firmware: ST2OA31B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 101 99 101 102 102 102 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
57.8% Above average
Read 100
Write 92.7
Mixed 47.8
SusWrite 101
62% 85.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
162% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 30%
This bench: 57.8%
Great: 57%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1600 C11 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1333 MHz clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
58.6% Above average
MC Read 21.4
MC Write 21.1
MC Mixed 16.8
56% 19.8 GB/s
SC Read 15.3
SC Write 23.3
SC Mixed 20.5
56% 19.7 GB/s
Latency 63.6
63% 63.6 ns
Poor: 27%
This bench: 58.6%
Great: 60%
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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 12,383 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: 79% - Very good Total price: $925
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HDDRAMUSB
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