MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 48%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (49th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 51 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. Additionally this processor can handle very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 69.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics69.6% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive61.3% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
Memory24GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 24GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia 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)
Memory15.7 GB free of 24 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150811
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 02 '20 at 06:32
Run Duration158 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing as expected (49th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
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 (6th percentile)
69.4% Good
Memory 76.6
1-Core 95.4
2-Core 200
72% 124 Pts
4-Core 341
8-Core 453
52% 397 Pts
64-Core 545
37% 545 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 69.4%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$415
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 432.00
Performing below potential (7th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
69.6% Good
Lighting 249
Reflection 240
Parallax 268
65% 252 fps
MRender 186
Gravity 254
Splatting 203
70% 214 fps
Poor: 70%
This bench: 69.6%
Great: 86%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk SSD Plus 120GB-$44
11GB free (System drive)
Firmware: Z22000RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 190 197 170 187 187 187 MB/s
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
61.3% Good
Read 439
Write 189
Mixed 168
SusWrite 186
54% 246 MB/s
4K Read 20.6
4K Write 68.6
4K Mixed 12.8
84% 34 MB/s
DQ Read 165
DQ Write 199
DQ Mixed 74.5
86% 146 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 61.3%
Great: 84%
WD Blue 3TB (2015)-$75
1TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 113 112 106 113 115 108 MB/s
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
69.8% Good
Read 132
Write 134
Mixed 73.2
SusWrite 111
82% 112 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.9
186% 1.43 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 69.8%
Great: 97%
Seagate ST750LM022 HN-M750MBB 750GB
697GB free
Firmware: 2AR20002
SusWrite @10s intervals: 95 103 102 103 105 103 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
57.9% Above average
Read 99.7
Write 68.8
Mixed 54.7
SusWrite 102
60% 81.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.9
164% 1.2 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 57.9%
Great: 58%
SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 64GB
36GB free, PID null
SusWrite @10s intervals: 58 58 34 31 31 31 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
38.5% Below average
Read 144
Write 56.9
Mixed 66.5
SusWrite 40.4
90% 76.8 MB/s
4K Read 5.1
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 2.7
196% 3.43 MB/s
Poor: 12%
This bench: 38.5%
Great: 40%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 0420 F3-1600C11-8GNT 0118 24GB
1600, 1600, 1600 MHz
8192, 8192, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
28.9% Poor
MC Read 9.9
MC Write 10.1
MC Mixed 8.1
27% 9.37 GB/s
SC Read 8.9
SC Write 9.7
SC Mixed 8.9
26% 9.17 GB/s
Latency 87.1
46% 87.1 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 28.9%
Great: 47%

 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 5,588 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski

Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

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