MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 79%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 102%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 73%
Battleship
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (67th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 33 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 99.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics76.8% 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 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 (67th 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 above expectations (96th percentile)
99.7% Outstanding
SC Int 130
SC Float 133
SC Mixed 130
105% 131 Pts
QC Int 509
QC Float 525
QC Mixed 513
117% 516 Pts
MC Int 653
MC Float 697
MC Mixed 683
102% 678 Pts
Poor: 69%
This bench: 99.7%
Great: 100%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 580-$168
CLim: 1405 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 19.4.2
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
76.8% Very good
Lighting 228
Reflection 188
Parallax 301
79% 239 fps
MRender 151
Gravity 230
Splatting 133
75% 172 fps
Poor: 57%
This bench: 76.8%
Great: 77%
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 (5th 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: 136%
This bench: 139%
Great: 238%
Sandisk PLUS 240 GB 240GB
57GB free
Firmware: UF4500RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 207 98 107 111 102 116 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th 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: 54%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$43
454GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 136 140 140 139 139 141 MB/s
Performing as expected (48th 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: 108%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$43
440GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 142 145 145 146 145 146 MB/s
Performing as expected (59th 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: 108%
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 (explanation by AdoredTV).

Typical Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917) Builds (Compare 18,240 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: 76% - Very good Total price: $969
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