MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 77%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (44th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 56 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 79.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics85.9% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
Very high background CPU (70%). 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)
Memory11.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150528
Uptime2.8 Days
Run DateFeb 12 '19 at 17:33
Run Duration148 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 70%

 PC Performing as expected (44th 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 way below expectations (17th percentile)
79.5% Very good
SC Int 102
SC Float 112
SC Mixed 115
88% 110 Pts
QC Int 365
QC Float 384
QC Mixed 376
85% 375 Pts
MC Int 625
MC Float 680
MC Mixed 662
98% 655 Pts
Poor: 68%
This bench: 79.5%
Great: 100%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980 Ti-$480
Nvidia(10DE 1151) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1392 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 416.94
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
85.9% Excellent
Lighting 269
Reflection 246
Parallax 307
88% 274 fps
MRender 169
Gravity 254
Splatting 160
85% 194 fps
Poor: 78%
This bench: 85.9%
Great: 111%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk Ultra Plus 128GB-$75
18GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X2316RL
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 5,393
Write 55.5
Mixed 110
385% 1,853 MB/s
4K Read 819
4K Write 3.4
4K Mixed 6.8
1,252% 276 MB/s
Poor: 56% Great: 91%
WD Blue 500GB (2010)-$23
123GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 114
Write 116
Mixed 73
75% 101 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
142% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 27% Great: 70%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB-$29
54GB free
Firmware: HP22
SusWrite @10s intervals: 105 108 88 102 106 96 MB/s
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
63.6% Good
Read 121
Write 109
Mixed 66
SusWrite 101
73% 99.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1.1
187% 1.23 MB/s
Poor: 29%
This bench: 63.6%
Great: 72%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 C9 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
59.3% Above average
MC Read 20.8
MC Write 21.8
MC Mixed 18.5
58% 20.4 GB/s
SC Read 14.4
SC Write 21
SC Mixed 17.7
51% 17.7 GB/s
Latency 60.1
67% 60.1 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 59.3%
Great: 64%
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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 17,583 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: 74% - Very good Total price: $999
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