MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 98%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 70%
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 91.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics103% 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 Drive127% 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.
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory12 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 12 '19 at 07:58
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU3%

 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 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
91.8% Outstanding
SC Int 130
SC Float 130
SC Mixed 128
103% 129 Pts
QC Int 432
QC Float 428
QC Mixed 454
99% 438 Pts
MC Int 645
MC Float 684
MC Mixed 666
100% 665 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 91.8%
Great: 99%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$315
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 418.81
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
103% Outstanding
Lighting 310
Reflection 302
Parallax 349
100% 320 fps
MRender 208
Gravity 290
Splatting 240
105% 246 fps
Poor: 77%
This bench: 103%
Great: 109%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
CT500MX500SSD4 500GB
432GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 441 458 470 449 406 402 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
127% Outstanding
Read 508
Write 473
Mixed 434
SusWrite 438
104% 463 MB/s
4K Read 40
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 60.6
203% 74.2 MB/s
DQ Read 387
DQ Write 354
DQ Mixed 297
243% 346 MB/s
Poor: 87%
This bench: 127%
Great: 124%
WD Black 500GB (2008)-$95
312GB free
Firmware: 05.00K05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 67 70 70 71 70 70 MB/s
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
44.3% Average
Read 84
Write 81
Mixed 68.2
SusWrite 69.9
56% 75.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.8
165% 1.3 MB/s
Poor: 26%
This bench: 44.3%
Great: 66%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS4G3D1609DS1S00. 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
61.2% Good
MC Read 20.5
MC Write 22
MC Mixed 18.6
58% 20.4 GB/s
SC Read 17.2
SC Write 23.8
SC Mixed 20.7
59% 20.6 GB/s
Latency 54.4
74% 54.4 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 61.2%
Great: 65%
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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 16,033 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $977
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