MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 105%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 71%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (74th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 26 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 80.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics124% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive119% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (13%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory12.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 12 '19 at 00:43
Run Duration211 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 13%

 PC Performing above expectations (74th 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 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
80.9% Excellent
SC Int 117
SC Float 123
SC Mixed 117
95% 119 Pts
QC Int 382
QC Float 411
QC Mixed 385
89% 392 Pts
MC Int 616
MC Float 660
MC Mixed 648
96% 641 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 80.9%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-Ti-$359
Nvidia(10DE 119D) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 391.35
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
124% Outstanding
Lighting 404
Reflection 368
Parallax 425
127% 399 fps
MRender 206
Gravity 382
Splatting 244
121% 277 fps
Poor: 85%
This bench: 124%
Great: 128%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 Evo 500GB-$83
282GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 314 299 281 302 302 296 MB/s
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
119% Outstanding
Read 510
Write 462
Mixed 448
SusWrite 299
96% 430 MB/s
4K Read 44.2
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 61.1
206% 73.3 MB/s
DQ Read 373
DQ Write 338
DQ Mixed 237
210% 316 MB/s
Poor: 71%
This bench: 119%
Great: 130%
Samsung 850 Evo 120GB-$90
112GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 321 150 147 151 150 145 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
113% Outstanding
Read 501
Write 446
Mixed 413
SusWrite 177
86% 384 MB/s
4K Read 47.2
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 62.4
214% 76 MB/s
DQ Read 372
DQ Write 340
DQ Mixed 350
264% 354 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 113%
Great: 115%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC25
SusWrite @10s intervals: 190 203 196 203 201 197 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
112% Outstanding
Read 191
Write 151
Mixed 86.2
SusWrite 198
114% 157 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
138% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 112%
Great: 114%
Seagate ST3320820AS 320GB-$199
298GB free
Firmware: 3.AAC
SusWrite @10s intervals: 69 70 68 70 70 66 MB/s
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
40.8% Average
Read 73.5
Write 35.5
Mixed 41.7
SusWrite 68.6
40% 54.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
144% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 20%
This bench: 40.8%
Great: 44%
WD Elements 1TB
142GB free, PID 1078
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 71 73 72 73 73 69 MB/s
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
28.7% Poor
Read 80.7
Write 80
Mixed 30.5
SusWrite 71.9
87% 65.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.4
29% 0.43 MB/s
Poor: 11%
This bench: 28.7%
Great: 43%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR3 1600 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
60.3% Good
MC Read 21.6
MC Write 22.1
MC Mixed 18.3
59% 20.7 GB/s
SC Read 16.3
SC Write 22.3
SC Mixed 17.9
54% 18.8 GB/s
Latency 62.5
64% 62.5 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 60.3%
Great: 63%
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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 14,980 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: 76% - Very good Total price: $969
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