MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 72%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (51st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 49 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 67.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics77.7% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive38.7% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce 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 @ 1.6 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 03 '19 at 15:41
Run Duration191 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing as expected (51st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-4770-$305
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
67.3% Good
1-Core 108
2-Core 200
73% 154 Pts
4-Core 354
8-Core 562
58% 458 Pts
64-Core 563
38% 563 Pts
Poor: 57%
This bench: 67.3%
Great: 76%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$415
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 441.8
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
77.7% Very good
Lighting 301
Reflection 284
Parallax 307
79% 297 fps
MRender 202
Gravity 284
Splatting 227
78% 238 fps
Poor: 70%
This bench: 77.7%
Great: 85%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk SSD Plus 240GB-$33
42GB free (System drive)
Firmware: Z32070RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 99 53 32 56 39 44 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
38.7% Below average
Read 343
Write 274
Mixed 20.7
SusWrite 53.8
38% 173 MB/s
4K Read 11.1
4K Write 72.2
4K Mixed 0.1
55% 27.8 MB/s
DQ Read 107
DQ Write 204
DQ Mixed 11.8
50% 108 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 38.7%
Great: 87%
PNY CS1311 480GB-$80
158GB free
Firmware: CS131122
SusWrite @10s intervals: 435 381 153 174 173 173 MB/s
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
96.7% Outstanding
Read 495
Write 458
Mixed 399
SusWrite 248
90% 400 MB/s
4K Read 32.6
4K Write 90.3
4K Mixed 41.2
150% 54.7 MB/s
DQ Read 366
DQ Write 330
DQ Mixed 201
191% 299 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 96.7%
Great: 102%
WD My Passport 25F3 512GB
213GB free
Firmware: 1012
SusWrite @10s intervals: 42 42 42 42 42 42 MB/s
Relative performance (0th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
18.3% Very poor
Read 41.2
Write 41.7
Mixed 40.7
SusWrite 41.9
9% 41.4 MB/s
4K Read 12.8
4K Write 14.9
4K Mixed 11.5
42% 13.1 MB/s
DQ Read 25.9
DQ Write 25.8
DQ Mixed 25.7
19% 25.8 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 18.3%
Great: 80%
Seagate Desktop SSHD 2TB-$90
665GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 152 150 151 151 150 151 MB/s
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
85.2% Excellent
Read 145
Write 136
Mixed 60.5
SusWrite 151
90% 123 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 5
4K Mixed 2.7
451% 3.03 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 85.2%
Great: 110%
Seagate BUP BK 4TB
462GB free
Firmware: 0304
SusWrite @10s intervals: 70 64 69 69 69 68 MB/s
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
28.4% Poor
Read 28.8
Write 78.8
Mixed 70.3
SusWrite 68.2
46% 61.5 MB/s
4K Read 1.8
4K Write 5.1
4K Mixed 0.3
203% 2.4 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 28.4%
Great: 67%
WD My Passport 0820 2TB
2TB free, PID 0820
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 108 106 107 106 106 107 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
44.5% Average
Read 102
Write 102
Mixed 58.5
SusWrite 107
124% 92.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.9
104% 1.17 MB/s
Poor: 12%
This bench: 44.5%
Great: 43%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR3 1600 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
58% Above average
MC Read 20.7
MC Write 21.8
MC Mixed 17.4
57% 20 GB/s
SC Read 14.9
SC Write 19.9
SC Mixed 18.4
51% 17.7 GB/s
Latency 65.6
61% 65.6 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 58%
Great: 63%
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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 22,727 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 52%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

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