MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 79%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (77th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 23 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 very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 84.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics83.1% 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 Drive99.6% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum 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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory14.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150811
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 08 '18 at 19:41
Run Duration110 Seconds
Run User SWE-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing above expectations (77th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-4790K-$348
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
84.9% Excellent
1-Core 124
2-Core 229
84% 177 Pts
4-Core 486
8-Core 652
74% 569 Pts
64-Core 656
44% 656 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 84.9%
Great: 90%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$346
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 416.34
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
83.1% Excellent
Lighting 323
Reflection 311
Parallax 325
85% 320 fps
MRender 211
Gravity 306
Splatting 244
83% 254 fps
Poor: 72%
This bench: 83.1%
Great: 85%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Sandisk SD7SB2Q-512G-1006 512GB
451GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X2180006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 369 338 382 383 382 382 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
99.6% Outstanding
Read 427
Write 381
Mixed 255
SusWrite 372
81% 359 MB/s
4K Read 28
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 38.5
150% 58.6 MB/s
DQ Read 337
DQ Write 293
DQ Mixed 147
156% 259 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 99.6%
Great: 100%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 2400 C11 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (46th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
52.2% Above average
MC Read 18.1
MC Write 18.6
MC Mixed 15.9
50% 17.5 GB/s
SC Read 14.5
SC Write 19.4
SC Mixed 17.4
49% 17.1 GB/s
Latency 66.5
60% 66.5 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 52.2%
Great: 87%
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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 23,961 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 52%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 46% - Average Total price: $851
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