MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 96%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 75%
Battleship
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 an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: 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 96.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics58.5% 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 Drive108% 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory13.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 12 '19 at 19:10
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU1%

 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 Server
Intel Core i7-4790K-$348
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.5 GHz, turbo 5.05 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
96.3% Outstanding
Memory 97.4
1-Core 134
2-Core 267
95% 166 Pts
4-Core 520
8-Core 699
80% 610 Pts
64-Core 699
47% 699 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 96.3%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$395
MSI(1462 3161) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1578 MHz, MLim: 1821 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 430.86
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
58.5% Above average
Lighting 224
Reflection 197
Parallax 216
59% 212 fps
MRender 165
Gravity 210
Splatting 0.2
59% 125 fps
Poor: 47%
This bench: 58.5%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk Ultra II 480GB-$78
404GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41100RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 252 273 270 251 267 258 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
108% Outstanding
Read 502
Write 488
Mixed 247
SusWrite 262
84% 375 MB/s
4K Read 38.8
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 51.3
185% 68.3 MB/s
DQ Read 383
DQ Write 285
DQ Mixed 227
199% 298 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 108%
Great: 107%
Seagate Desktop SSHD 2TB-$90
3.5TB free
Firmware: CC41
SusWrite @10s intervals: 157 180 178 178 181 180 MB/s
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
86.1% Excellent
Read 123
Write 141
Mixed 29
SusWrite 176
85% 117 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 5.2
4K Mixed 2
364% 2.77 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 86.1%
Great: 111%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 8GBH2X04H1AA28-16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
79.2% Very good
MC Read 28.6
MC Write 29.2
MC Mixed 24.2
78% 27.3 GB/s
SC Read 20.8
SC Write 24.8
SC Mixed 26.3
68% 24 GB/s
Latency 48.7
82% 48.7 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 79.2%
Great: 80%

 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 29,270 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 53%
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Desktop
Desktop 81%
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Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer

Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

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