MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (60th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 40 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: 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 87.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics78.2% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive77.5% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait 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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 12 years and 5 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory13.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20141106
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 14 '18 at 13:52
Run Duration122 Seconds
Run User TUR-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (60th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-4790K-$348
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
87.4% Excellent
Memory 95
1-Core 129
2-Core 246
91% 157 Pts
4-Core 430
8-Core 686
71% 558 Pts
64-Core 627
42% 627 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 87.4%
Great: 91%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-Ti-$560
CLim: 1493 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 416.34
Performing below potential (38th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
78.2% Very good
Lighting 100
Reflection 107
Parallax 99.7
81% 102 fps
MRender 90
Gravity 93.6
Splatting 90.3
75% 91.3 fps
Poor: 71%
This bench: 78.2%
Great: 89%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Corsair Force GT 120GB-$155
16GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 5.03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 134 135 133 134 132 132 MB/s
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
77.5% Very good
Read 401
Write 144
Mixed 207
SusWrite 133
49% 221 MB/s
4K Read 26.4
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 38.7
150% 59.8 MB/s
DQ Read 191
DQ Write 136
DQ Mixed 122
102% 150 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 77.5%
Great: 82%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$38
65GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 6 4.2 51 110 110 109 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
51.8% Above average
Read 115
Write 110
Mixed 72.8
SusWrite 65
67% 90.6 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1.2
242% 1.77 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 51.8%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 1600 C9 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
61.7% Good
MC Read 21.4
MC Write 22.1
MC Mixed 18.9
59% 20.8 GB/s
SC Read 16.4
SC Write 23.6
SC Mixed 20
57% 20 GB/s
Latency 57.1
70% 57.1 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 61.7%
Great: 62%

 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 14,544 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $788
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