MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (75th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 25 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 89.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Boot Drive125% 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
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory13 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 20 '19 at 01:38
Run Duration136 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (75th 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 4.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
89.7% Excellent
1-Core 138
2-Core 278
98% 208 Pts
4-Core 480
8-Core 736
78% 608 Pts
64-Core 740
50% 740 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 89.7%
Great: 91%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$70
68GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 370 318 319 317 318 301 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
125% Outstanding
Read 504
Write 487
Mixed 398
SusWrite 324
96% 428 MB/s
4K Read 49.1
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 64.8
221% 77.9 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 350
DQ Mixed 357
270% 362 MB/s
Poor: 76%
This bench: 125%
Great: 125%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
304GB free
Firmware: CC27
SusWrite @10s intervals: 132 134 135 137 136 136 MB/s
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
91.2% Outstanding
Read 183
Write 195
Mixed 86.1
SusWrite 135
110% 150 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
135% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 91.2%
Great: 115%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016)-$55
371GB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 153 157 157 156 155 156 MB/s
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
91.7% Outstanding
Read 164
Write 145
Mixed 75.6
SusWrite 156
99% 135 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
139% 1 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 91.7%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Sniper DDR3 1600 C9 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
74.2% Very good
MC Read 29.5
MC Write 28.2
MC Mixed 21.2
75% 26.3 GB/s
SC Read 12.6
SC Write 25.7
SC Mixed 18.6
54% 19 GB/s
Latency 50.5
79% 50.5 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 74.2%
Great: 73%
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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 22,074 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 51%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 47% - Average Total price: $977
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HDDRAMUSB
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