MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 6%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 6%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (50th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 50 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 81.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics3.58% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive103% 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)
Memory12.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 05 '19 at 13:51
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing as expected (50th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-4790-$207
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
81.9% Excellent
Memory 88.8
1-Core 95.3
2-Core 218
78% 134 Pts
4-Core 405
8-Core 578
64% 491 Pts
64-Core 590
40% 590 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 81.9%
Great: 86%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce GT 730
MSI(1462 8A9F) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 700 MHz, MLim: 450 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 391.35
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
3.58% Terrible
Lighting 4.33
Reflection 5.12
Parallax 3.44
4% 4.3 fps
MRender 5.95
Gravity 4.33
Splatting 3.09
3% 4.46 fps
Poor: 3%
This bench: 3.58%
Great: 7%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel Pro 6000p NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$65
164GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HP01 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 508 289 157 108 108 125 MB/s
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
103% Outstanding
Read 554
Write 547
Mixed 503
SusWrite 216
102% 455 MB/s
4K Read 32.1
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 47.1
164% 61.4 MB/s
DQ Read 276
DQ Write 474
DQ Mixed 320
258% 357 MB/s
Poor: 70%
This bench: 103%
Great: 124%
Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB-$35
871GB free
Firmware: MS2OA750
SusWrite @10s intervals: 167 173 172 177 176 177 MB/s
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
95.7% Outstanding
Read 160
Write 154
Mixed 37.3
SusWrite 174
95% 131 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.6
131% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 95.7%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial ST102464BA1339.16F 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (5th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
28.7% Poor
MC Read 9.1
MC Write 9.2
MC Mixed 8.1
25% 8.8 GB/s
SC Read 9.3
SC Write 9.8
SC Mixed 9.2
27% 9.43 GB/s
Latency 68.7
58% 68.7 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 28.7%
Great: 53%

 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 8,238 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski

Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $788
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