MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 60%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (32nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 68 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 good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 73.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics60% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive142% 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 8.1 is the second most recent version of Windows but it's worth upgrading to Windows 10 which has had several improvements made to the user interface including a better homescreen.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory11.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime1 Days
Run DateFeb 12 '19 at 03:29
Run Duration122 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing below expectations (32nd 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 i7-4770-$305
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
73.1% Very good
SC Int 108
SC Float 82
SC Mixed 108
80% 99.5 Pts
QC Int 339
QC Float 350
QC Mixed 345
78% 344 Pts
MC Int 544
MC Float 582
MC Mixed 573
85% 566 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 73.1%
Great: 83%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 390-$304
CLim: 1040 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.7.1
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
60% Above average
Lighting 160
Reflection 146
Parallax 180
52% 162 fps
MRender 130
Gravity 162
Splatting 185
66% 159 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 60%
Great: 71%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$339
69GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 411 558 533 487 398 386 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
142% Outstanding
Read 747
Write 607
Mixed 458
SusWrite 462
127% 568 MB/s
4K Read 47.4
4K Write 154
4K Mixed 49.1
216% 83.7 MB/s
DQ Read 668
DQ Write 188
DQ Mixed 255
233% 370 MB/s
Poor: 138%
This bench: 142%
Great: 239%
Hitachi HDS723020ALA640 2TB
135GB free
Firmware: MK7OAAU0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 83 83 79 83 84 83 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
50.1% Above average
Read 91.5
Write 99.2
Mixed 59.7
SusWrite 82.7
61% 83.3 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.8
168% 1.27 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 50.1%
Great: 87%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
59.9% Above average
MC Read 21.4
MC Write 21.9
MC Mixed 18.4
59% 20.6 GB/s
SC Read 15.4
SC Write 20
SC Mixed 20
53% 18.5 GB/s
Latency 63
64% 63 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 59.9%
Great: 63%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds (explanation by AdoredTV).

Typical Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917) Builds (Compare 15,929 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $945
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