MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 60%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (76th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 24 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 74.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics61.4% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive105% 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)
Memory12.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140408
Uptime0.8 Days
Run DateNov 18 '19 at 18:45
Run Duration144 Seconds
Run User NOR-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing above expectations (76th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-4770K-$293
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
74.2% Very good
1-Core 96.5
2-Core 230
75% 163 Pts
4-Core 444
8-Core 589
68% 517 Pts
64-Core 603
40% 603 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 74.2%
Great: 86%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$277
CLim: 2025 MHz, MLim: 2052 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 436.30
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
61.4% Good
Lighting 241
Reflection 211
Parallax 225
63% 226 fps
MRender 156
Gravity 226
Splatting 176
62% 186 fps
Poor: 51%
This bench: 61.4%
Great: 61%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB-$100
30GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT0DB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 262 45 47 44 44 47 MB/s
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
105% Outstanding
Read 503
Write 490
Mixed 365
SusWrite 81.4
80% 360 MB/s
4K Read 45.7
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 58.6
204% 72.4 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 349
DQ Mixed 229
209% 319 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 105%
Great: 117%
Corsair Force 3 60GB
56GB free
Firmware: 1.3.3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 56 57 58 58 57 57 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
51.4% Above average
Read 186
Write 60.5
Mixed 87.5
SusWrite 57.1
22% 97.7 MB/s
4K Read 29.2
4K Write 62.4
4K Mixed 33.7
120% 41.8 MB/s
DQ Read 82
DQ Write 61.2
DQ Mixed 71.8
54% 71.7 MB/s
Poor: 29%
This bench: 51.4%
Great: 52%
WD Green 1TB (2011)-$66
69GB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51
SusWrite @10s intervals: 87 88 90 90 90 90 MB/s
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
53.2% Above average
Read 96.2
Write 90.8
Mixed 60
SusWrite 88.8
62% 83.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.7
148% 1.17 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 53.2%
Great: 70%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS8G3D1609DS1S00. 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
60.8% Good
MC Read 21.3
MC Write 21.9
MC Mixed 18.6
59% 20.6 GB/s
SC Read 16.9
SC Write 21.5
SC Mixed 19.8
55% 19.4 GB/s
Latency 57.9
69% 57.9 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 60.8%
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 24,019 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)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 46% - Average Total price: $861
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HDDRAMUSB
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