MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 89%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (30th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 70 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 83.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics94.9% 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 Drive100% 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory10.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateDec 07 '18 at 02:27
Run Duration149 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing below expectations (30th 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 4.4 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
83.1% Excellent
SC Int 124
SC Float 127
SC Mixed 125
100% 126 Pts
QC Int 329
QC Float 381
QC Mixed 399
84% 369 Pts
MC Int 522
MC Float 591
MC Mixed 555
83% 556 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 83.1%
Great: 97%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$330
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 417.22
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
94.9% Outstanding
Lighting 289
Reflection 275
Parallax 316
92% 293 fps
MRender 188
Gravity 276
Splatting 213
97% 226 fps
Poor: 83%
This bench: 94.9%
Great: 109%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$100
68GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT03B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 423 134 223 203 73 75 MB/s
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
100% Outstanding
Read 458
Write 438
Mixed 386
SusWrite 188
82% 368 MB/s
4K Read 37.3
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 51.1
176% 63.2 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 338
DQ Mixed 324
252% 347 MB/s
Poor: 81%
This bench: 100%
Great: 134%
Hitachi HUA722020ALA331 2TB
518GB free
Firmware: JKAOA3NH
SusWrite @10s intervals: 96 85 94 90 92 73 MB/s
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
57.5% Above average
Read 112
Write 104
Mixed 56
SusWrite 88.4
66% 90.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
150% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 57.5%
Great: 71%
Seagate Backup+ Desktop 4TB
2.5TB free
Firmware: 1404
SusWrite @10s intervals: 37 31 29 30 30 31 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
20.2% Poor
Read 37
Write 37
Mixed 38.3
SusWrite 31.3
27% 35.9 MB/s
4K Read 2.2
4K Write 4.3
4K Mixed 0.6
238% 2.37 MB/s
Poor: 17%
This bench: 20.2%
Great: 100%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$44
396GB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 110 105 108 109 110 109 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
70.8% Very good
Read 138
Write 109
Mixed 74
SusWrite 108
79% 108 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.7
127% 0.83 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 70.8%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 2133 C11 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 1335 MHz
Performing below potential (40th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
47.5% Average
MC Read 16.1
MC Write 17.4
MC Mixed 14.8
46% 16.1 GB/s
SC Read 12.1
SC Write 16.8
SC Mixed 14.3
41% 14.4 GB/s
Latency 69.6
58% 69.6 ns
Poor: 27%
This bench: 47.5%
Great: 80%
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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 13,929 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 90% - Excellent Total price: $784
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