MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 56%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (45th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 55 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 69.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics60.3% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
Very high background CPU (40%). 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)
Memory10.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0.8 Days
Run DateNov 19 '19 at 12:02
Run Duration172 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU 40%

 PC Performing as expected (45th 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 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
69.1% Good
1-Core 108
2-Core 206
74% 157 Pts
4-Core 370
8-Core 539
59% 454 Pts
64-Core 517
35% 517 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 69.1%
Great: 91%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-$500
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 440.97
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
60.3% Good
Lighting 238
Reflection 214
Parallax 232
62% 228 fps
MRender 161
Gravity 219
Splatting 151
60% 177 fps
Poor: 54%
This bench: 60.3%
Great: 66%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk Ultra II 120GB-$206
34GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X31000RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 24 38 40 40 40 39 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 57% Great: 94%
WD Green 4TB (2013)-$136
3TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 129 129 131 130 131 129 MB/s
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
73.6% Very good
Read 126
Write 125
Mixed 71.7
SusWrite 130
83% 113 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.9
182% 1.37 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 73.6%
Great: 86%
Seagate Desktop SSHD 2TB-$90
248GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 110 111 112 111 112 111 MB/s
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
79.4% Very good
Read 164
Write 129
Mixed 60.3
SusWrite 111
85% 116 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 5
4K Mixed 2.4
413% 2.9 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 79.4%
Great: 111%
WD Green 4TB (2013)-$136
2.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 86 87 87 87 87 87 MB/s
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
55.8% Above average
Read 107
Write 103
Mixed 79.1
SusWrite 86.9
70% 94.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1
187% 1.4 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 55.8%
Great: 86%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Sniper DDR3 1600 C9 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
57.4% Above average
MC Read 21
MC Write 20.8
MC Mixed 16.6
56% 19.5 GB/s
SC Read 15.5
SC Write 22.1
SC Mixed 19.9
55% 19.2 GB/s
Latency 67.8
59% 67.8 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 57.4%
Great: 75%
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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 22,842 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 53%
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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)

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