MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 54%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (83rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 17 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 very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 75.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics52.9% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive112% 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.
Run History
3 months ago, 3 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory13.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 22 '19 at 21:03
Run Duration139 Seconds
Run User NOR-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (83rd 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 4.3 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
75.2% Very good
1-Core 124
2-Core 250
88% 187 Pts
4-Core 418
8-Core 664
69% 541 Pts
64-Core 675
45% 675 Pts
Poor: 58%
This bench: 75.2%
Great: 89%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$399
EVGA(3842 2978) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 391.35
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
52.9% Above average
Lighting 206
Reflection 195
Parallax 209
53% 204 fps
MRender 157
Gravity 195
Splatting 135
52% 162 fps
Poor: 44%
This bench: 52.9%
Great: 55%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Pro 512GB-$249
424GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXM02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 392 465 462 446 464 442 MB/s
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
112% Outstanding
Read 465
Write 439
Mixed 362
SusWrite 445
96% 428 MB/s
4K Read 32.5
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 40.6
166% 64.9 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 345
DQ Mixed 358
269% 360 MB/s
Poor: 78%
This bench: 112%
Great: 124%
Seagate ST32000641AS 2TB-$90
2TB free
Firmware: CC13
SusWrite @10s intervals: 124 128 130 128 129 129 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
74.8% Very good
Read 133
Write 125
Mixed 74.3
SusWrite 128
84% 115 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 1.1
188% 1.17 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 74.8%
Great: 75%
Seagate ST32000645NS 2TB-$142
2TB free
Firmware: 0004
SusWrite @10s intervals: 150 150 152 153 153 151 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
88.8% Excellent
Read 158
Write 155
Mixed 82.9
SusWrite 152
100% 137 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1.1
208% 1.53 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 88.8%
Great: 87%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR3 1866 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1333 MHz clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
70.4% Very good
MC Read 25.2
MC Write 25.8
MC Mixed 21.3
69% 24.1 GB/s
SC Read 19.9
SC Write 23.7
SC Mixed 23.2
64% 22.3 GB/s
Latency 54.3
74% 54.3 ns
Poor: 34%
This bench: 70.4%
Great: 72%
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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 20,894 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 76%
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Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 46% - Average Total price: $977
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