MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (65th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 35 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 73.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Boot Drive88.8% 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)
Memory10.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display3440 x 1440 - 32 Bit Farben
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20141223
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 26 '19 at 17:26
Run Duration161 Seconds
Run User AUT-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing above expectations (65th 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 below expectations (24th percentile)
73.4% Very good
1-Core 107
2-Core 239
80% 173 Pts
4-Core 405
8-Core 576
64% 490 Pts
64-Core 539
36% 539 Pts
Poor: 57%
This bench: 73.4%
Great: 91%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Pro 128GB-$160
38GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXM04B0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 172 153 124 131 154 150 MB/s
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
88.8% Excellent
Read 454
Write 260
Mixed 222
SusWrite 147
60% 271 MB/s
4K Read 35.2
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 39.3
161% 61 MB/s
DQ Read 367
DQ Write 204
DQ Mixed 115
131% 228 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 88.8%
Great: 109%
Samsung 750 EVO 250GB-$100
119GB free
Firmware: MAT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 369 229 228 228 229 229 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
113% Outstanding
Read 476
Write 480
Mixed 340
SusWrite 252
87% 387 MB/s
4K Read 43.6
4K Write 117
4K Mixed 57.6
202% 72.9 MB/s
DQ Read 383
DQ Write 348
DQ Mixed 339
261% 356 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 113%
Great: 113%
WDC WDS500G2B0B-00YS70 500GB
194GB free
Firmware: 401000WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 426 423 416 436 434 432 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
116% Outstanding
Read 375
Write 441
Mixed 274
SusWrite 428
86% 379 MB/s
4K Read 39.2
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 54.7
188% 68.4 MB/s
DQ Read 385
DQ Write 332
DQ Mixed 141
165% 286 MB/s
Poor: 80%
This bench: 116%
Great: 116%
WD Blue 500GB (2010)-$25
186GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 79 74 77 76 74 78 MB/s
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
54.4% Above average
Read 113
Write 116
Mixed 72.2
SusWrite 76.4
70% 94.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
136% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 27%
This bench: 54.4%
Great: 69%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LP DDR3 1600 C9 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
56.9% Above average
MC Read 19.4
MC Write 20.9
MC Mixed 17.8
55% 19.4 GB/s
SC Read 12.9
SC Write 20.9
SC Mixed 16.9
48% 16.9 GB/s
Latency 57.5
70% 57.5 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 56.9%
Great: 63%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

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Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

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