MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 61%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 51%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (23rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 77 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 63.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics69.7% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load times.
Memory12GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 12GB 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.
High background CPU (27%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory7.8 GB free of 12 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit kleuren
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140627
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 09 '16 at 01:59
Run Duration84 Seconds
Run User NLD-User
Background CPU 27%

 PC Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-4790-$340
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
63.1% Good
1-Core 103
2-Core 192
70% 147 Pts
4-Core 324
8-Core 535
54% 430 Pts
64-Core 559
38% 559 Pts
Poor: 55%
This bench: 63.1%
Great: 78%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$399
Asus(1043 859D) ≥ 4GB
Driver: nvd3dumx Ver. 21.21.13.7570
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
69.7% Good
Lighting 283
Reflection 270
Parallax 273
74% 275 fps
MRender 183
Gravity 254
Splatting 206
70% 214 fps
Poor: 71%
This bench: 69.7%
Great: 85%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$37
871GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC47 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
93.8% Outstanding
Read 172
Write 156
Mixed 143
118% 157 MB/s
4K Read 0.65
4K Write 1.55
4K Mixed 0.32
91% 0.84 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 93.8%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLT4G3D1608ET3LX0. 3x4GB
3 of 4 slots used
12GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (9th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
29% Poor
MC Read 9.4
MC Write 9.5
MC Mixed 8.5
26% 9.13 GB/s
SC Read 8.4
SC Write 9.1
SC Mixed 8.8
25% 8.77 GB/s
Latency 71.5
56% 71.5 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 29%
Great: 52%
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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 25,884 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 52%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

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