MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (66th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 34 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 89.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics62% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive139% 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)
Memory13.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 19 '19 at 02:35
Run Duration154 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing above expectations (66th 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 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
89.8% Excellent
1-Core 130
2-Core 255
91% 192 Pts
4-Core 513
8-Core 685
78% 599 Pts
64-Core 683
46% 683 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 89.8%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 580-$165
CLim: 1405 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 19.4.2
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
62% Good
Lighting 228
Reflection 188
Parallax 301
60% 239 fps
MRender 151
Gravity 230
Splatting 133
62% 172 fps
Poor: 51%
This bench: 62%
Great: 61%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$100
60GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 444 198 175 174 170 170 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
139% Outstanding
Read 708
Write 464
Mixed 368
SusWrite 222
98% 440 MB/s
4K Read 53.8
4K Write 146
4K Mixed 47.2
219% 82.4 MB/s
DQ Read 780
DQ Write 628
DQ Mixed 653
503% 687 MB/s
Poor: 133%
This bench: 139%
Great: 235%
Sandisk PLUS 240 GB 240GB
57GB free
Firmware: UF4500RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 207 98 107 111 102 116 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
53.7% Above average
Read 456
Write 348
Mixed 200
SusWrite 124
63% 282 MB/s
4K Read 23.3
4K Write 39.7
4K Mixed 18.3
80% 27.1 MB/s
DQ Read 118
DQ Write 58.5
DQ Mixed 41.8
43% 72.7 MB/s
Poor: 29%
This bench: 53.7%
Great: 56%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$40
454GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 136 140 140 139 139 141 MB/s
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
83.2% Excellent
Read 150
Write 142
Mixed 90.7
SusWrite 139
96% 131 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1.2
229% 1.67 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 83.2%
Great: 109%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$40
440GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 142 145 145 146 145 146 MB/s
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
88.1% Excellent
Read 162
Write 146
Mixed 82.5
SusWrite 145
98% 134 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1.2
229% 1.67 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 88.1%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown ZEUS-1600 0423 ZEUS-1600 0215 CMY16GX3M2A2400C11 16GB
1600, 1600, 1600 MHz
4096, 4096, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
29.9% Poor
MC Read 9.7
MC Write 9.6
MC Mixed 8.1
26% 9.13 GB/s
SC Read 9.5
SC Write 10.4
SC Mixed 10.3
29% 10.1 GB/s
Latency 66.3
60% 66.3 ns
Poor: 30%
This bench: 29.9%
Great: 39%
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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 22,219 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 53%
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Desktop
Desktop 76%
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Workstation
Workstation 52%
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Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

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