MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (47th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 53 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. 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 78.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics109% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive161% 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.
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory10.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1680 x 1050 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime2.3 Days
Run DateNov 10 '19 at 16:13
Run Duration182 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing as expected (47th 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 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
78.1% Very good
1-Core 129
2-Core 236
87% 182 Pts
4-Core 399
8-Core 612
65% 506 Pts
64-Core 618
42% 618 Pts
Poor: 65%
This bench: 78.1%
Great: 89%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 5700-XT-$400
Ram: 8GB, Driver: 19.11.1
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
109% Outstanding
Lighting 411
Reflection 307
Parallax 826
108% 515 fps
MRender 247
Gravity 409
Splatting 351
109% 336 fps
Poor: 100%
This bench: 109%
Great: 111%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$71
59GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 504 317 312 321 319 318 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
161% Outstanding
Read 733
Write 654
Mixed 644
SusWrite 348
133% 595 MB/s
4K Read 61
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 74.8
249% 83.4 MB/s
DQ Read 781
DQ Write 682
DQ Mixed 805
583% 756 MB/s
Poor: 152%
This bench: 161%
Great: 273%
Samsung 850 Pro 256GB-$224
87GB free
Firmware: EXM02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 378 425 435 432 442 440 MB/s
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
114% Outstanding
Read 502
Write 483
Mixed 369
SusWrite 425
100% 445 MB/s
4K Read 35.7
4K Write 98.9
4K Mixed 47.1
167% 60.6 MB/s
DQ Read 385
DQ Write 350
DQ Mixed 350
267% 362 MB/s
Poor: 73%
This bench: 114%
Great: 124%
Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB-$83
10GB free
Firmware: 60AABBF0
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 348
Write 189
Mixed 234
57% 257 MB/s
4K Read 28.7
4K Write 95.4
4K Mixed 39.6
145% 54.6 MB/s
DQ Read 124
DQ Write 207
DQ Mixed 142
114% 158 MB/s
Poor: 40% Great: 83%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016)-$59
88GB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 124 123 127 123 126 124 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
69.8% Good
Read 119
Write 100
Mixed 69.7
SusWrite 124
76% 103 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
135% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 69.8%
Great: 115%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB-$25
157GB free
Firmware: CC46
SusWrite @10s intervals: 85 83 86 86 87 86 MB/s
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
50.1% Above average
Read 89.2
Write 82.2
Mixed 55.8
SusWrite 85.3
57% 78.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 1
170% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 50.1%
Great: 72%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 C9 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
58.5% Above average
MC Read 19.8
MC Write 21.6
MC Mixed 18.1
57% 19.8 GB/s
SC Read 14.2
SC Write 20.2
SC Mixed 17.6
50% 17.3 GB/s
Latency 54.3
74% 54.3 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 58.5%
Great: 64%
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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%
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Desktop
Desktop 76%
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Workstation
Workstation 52%
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Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 49% - Average Total price: $802
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