MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 87%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (43rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 57 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 71.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics95.2% 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 Drive108% 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.
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory10.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display2880 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20141223
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 26 '19 at 19:59
Run Duration202 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing as expected (43rd percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-4790K-$348
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
71.4% Very good
1-Core 117
2-Core 207
78% 162 Pts
4-Core 370
8-Core 592
61% 481 Pts
64-Core 597
40% 597 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 71.4%
Great: 90%
Graphics Cards Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 4600 (Desktop 1.25 GHz)-$15
MSI(1462 7917) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 20.19.15.4835
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
3.44% Terrible
Lighting 13.5
Reflection 20.3
Parallax 24.9
4% 19.6 fps
MRender 23.8
Gravity 8
Splatting 20.5
3% 17.4 fps
Poor: 2%
This bench: 3.44%
Great: 3%
Nvidia GTX 1070-Ti-$359
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 419.67
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
95.2% Outstanding
Lighting 374
Reflection 350
Parallax 400
98% 374 fps
MRender 198
Gravity 363
Splatting 239
96% 267 fps
Poor: 89%
This bench: 95.2%
Great: 105%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
MyDigitalSSD BPX NVMe PCIe M.2 480GB-$148
207GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E7FM03.6 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 546 557 544 542 437 560 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
108% Outstanding
Read 597
Write 376
Mixed 330
SusWrite 531
103% 459 MB/s
4K Read 28.6
4K Write 65.6
4K Mixed 35.1
123% 43.1 MB/s
DQ Read 325
DQ Write 268
DQ Mixed 260
205% 284 MB/s
Poor: 108%
This bench: 108%
Great: 210%
Samsung 860 Evo 250GB-$55
132GB free
Firmware: RVT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 298 300 294 294 238 281 MB/s
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
105% Outstanding
Read 501
Write 442
Mixed 430
SusWrite 284
93% 414 MB/s
4K Read 41.9
4K Write 80.7
4K Mixed 52.8
174% 58.5 MB/s
DQ Read 305
DQ Write 287
DQ Mixed 295
222% 296 MB/s
Poor: 70%
This bench: 105%
Great: 129%
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$77
461GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 297 300 291 292 243 303 MB/s
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
104% Outstanding
Read 491
Write 444
Mixed 391
SusWrite 288
91% 404 MB/s
4K Read 40.3
4K Write 79.5
4K Mixed 52.2
170% 57.3 MB/s
DQ Read 309
DQ Write 286
DQ Mixed 296
222% 297 MB/s
Poor: 81%
This bench: 104%
Great: 135%
WD Black 640GB (2008)-$88
190GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 78 83 79 83 78 84 MB/s
Performing as expected (60th percentile)
53.6% Above average
Read 106
Write 100
Mixed 71
SusWrite 80.8
66% 89.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.9
178% 1.33 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 53.6%
Great: 64%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Sniper DDR3 2400 C11 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
82.1% Excellent
MC Read 30.2
MC Write 31.3
MC Mixed 25.4
83% 29 GB/s
SC Read 20
SC Write 22.1
SC Mixed 25.8
65% 22.6 GB/s
Latency 49.4
81% 49.4 ns
Poor: 34%
This bench: 82.1%
Great: 87%
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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 23,975 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 52%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

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