MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (78th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 22 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. Additionally this processor can handle very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 85.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics53.3% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive95.3% 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.
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory13 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit kolorów
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20141223
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 26 '19 at 14:40
Run Duration149 Seconds
Run User POL-User
Background CPU6%

 PC Performing above expectations (78th 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 above expectations (82nd percentile)
85.1% Excellent
1-Core 130
2-Core 249
90% 190 Pts
4-Core 463
8-Core 676
74% 570 Pts
64-Core 680
46% 680 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 85.1%
Great: 90%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$428
CLim: 1506 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 441.20
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
53.3% Above average
Lighting 199
Reflection 188
Parallax 203
52% 197 fps
MRender 158
Gravity 190
Splatting 132
54% 160 fps
Poor: 47%
This bench: 53.3%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB-$70
191GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 580ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 175 183 160 162 160 172 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
95.3% Outstanding
Read 397
Write 268
Mixed 318
SusWrite 169
64% 288 MB/s
4K Read 40.1
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 52.5
188% 68.5 MB/s
DQ Read 273
DQ Write 223
DQ Mixed 296
209% 264 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 95.3%
Great: 96%
Adata Ultimate SU800 128GB-$25
119GB free
Firmware: Q0125A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 265 395 447 451 446 449 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
110% Outstanding
Read 519
Write 451
Mixed 428
SusWrite 409
102% 452 MB/s
4K Read 32.9
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 49.1
175% 66.7 MB/s
DQ Read 122
DQ Write 332
DQ Mixed 160
142% 205 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 110%
Great: 113%
Samsung 860 Evo 1TB-$130
931GB free
Firmware: RVT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 274 419 473 476 477 475 MB/s
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
115% Outstanding
Read 507
Write 477
Mixed 449
SusWrite 433
105% 466 MB/s
4K Read 29.8
4K Write 131
4K Mixed 44.3
171% 68.2 MB/s
DQ Read 385
DQ Write 350
DQ Mixed 364
274% 367 MB/s
Poor: 86%
This bench: 115%
Great: 135%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown CMY8GX3M2B2133C9 0215 CMY8GX3M2B2133C9 1315 BLS8G3D1609DS1S00. 16GB
1600, 1600, 1600 MHz
4096, 4096, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
61.4% Good
MC Read 20.8
MC Write 21.7
MC Mixed 19.3
59% 20.6 GB/s
SC Read 17.1
SC Write 24.2
SC Mixed 20.3
59% 20.5 GB/s
Latency 57.4
70% 57.4 ns
Poor: 47%
This bench: 61.4%
Great: 61%
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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 23,935 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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