MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (88th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 12 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
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 88.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics41.7% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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 Drive54.6% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory13.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 03 '19 at 17:46
Run Duration122 Seconds
Run User MYS-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing way above expectations (88th 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 (92nd percentile)
88.4% Excellent
1-Core 129
2-Core 247
89% 188 Pts
4-Core 505
8-Core 671
77% 588 Pts
64-Core 678
46% 678 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 88.4%
Great: 91%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$346
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 430.86
Relative performance (0th percentile) - Disable monitor sync before benchmarking (143 fps cap detected)
41.7% Average
Lighting 142
Reflection 143
Parallax 143
37% 143 fps
MRender 143
Gravity 143
Splatting 143
42% 143 fps
Poor: 69%
This bench: 41.7%
Great: 85%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WDC WDS240G2G0B-00EPW0 240GB
126GB free (System drive)
Firmware: UJ500000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 186 54 16 112 105 140 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
54.6% Above average
Read 463
Write 388
Mixed 343
SusWrite 102
72% 324 MB/s
4K Read 23.2
4K Write 45.6
4K Mixed 19.9
85% 29.6 MB/s
DQ Read 112
DQ Write 76.4
DQ Mixed 41.8
45% 76.8 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 54.6%
Great: 55%
WD Purple 4TB (2014)-$102
3TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 135 135 133 135 134 133 MB/s
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
81.2% Excellent
Read 148
Write 136
Mixed 79.5
SusWrite 134
91% 124 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
191% 1.4 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 81.2%
Great: 96%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston KHX1600C10D3/4G KHX1600C10D3/8G KHX1600C10D3/4G 16GB
1600, 1600, 1600 MHz
4096, 8192, 4096 MB
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
56.7% Above average
MC Read 19.9
MC Write 20.2
MC Mixed 16.9
54% 19 GB/s
SC Read 15.8
SC Write 21.7
SC Mixed 18.2
53% 18.6 GB/s
Latency 59.7
67% 59.7 ns
Poor: 30%
This bench: 56.7%
Great: 56%
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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 24,136 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 46% - Average Total price: $861
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