MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 90%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 76%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (52nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 48 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 87.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics101% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive102% 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)
Memory10.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0.7 Days
Run DateAug 02 '20 at 14:49
Run Duration142 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing as expected (52nd 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 4.25 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
87.1% Excellent
Memory 96.3
1-Core 126
2-Core 247
91% 156 Pts
4-Core 420
8-Core 646
68% 533 Pts
64-Core 638
43% 638 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 87.1%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX Vega-64-$645
Sapphire(1DA2 E37F) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1630 MHz, MLim: 945 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 20.7.2
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
101% Outstanding
Lighting 364
Reflection 236
Parallax 602
96% 401 fps
MRender 191
Gravity 395
Splatting 300
102% 295 fps
Poor: 85%
This bench: 101%
Great: 105%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 Evo 1TB-$136
133GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT03B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 423 412 374 330 321 292 MB/s
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
102% Outstanding
Read 458
Write 416
Mixed 330
SusWrite 358
88% 391 MB/s
4K Read 31.5
4K Write 94.4
4K Mixed 40.4
150% 55.4 MB/s
DQ Read 372
DQ Write 325
DQ Mixed 276
227% 324 MB/s
Poor: 85%
This bench: 102%
Great: 134%
WDC WDS500G2B0B 500GB
26GB free
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 323 106 116 100 86 81 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
80.5% Excellent
Read 489
Write 276
Mixed 355
SusWrite 135
70% 314 MB/s
4K Read 29.4
4K Write 53.6
4K Mixed 35.9
119% 39.6 MB/s
DQ Read 374
DQ Write 329
DQ Mixed 282
231% 328 MB/s
Poor: 77%
This bench: 80.5%
Great: 117%
WD Black 1TB (2010)-$59
154GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 91 94 91 91 91 91 MB/s
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
56.2% Above average
Read 104
Write 87.7
Mixed 98.5
SusWrite 91.2
71% 95.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
157% 1.17 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 56.2%
Great: 76%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 2133 C11 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
74.5% Very good
MC Read 28.2
MC Write 27.7
MC Mixed 21.7
74% 25.9 GB/s
SC Read 18.8
SC Write 23.1
SC Mixed 24.6
63% 22.2 GB/s
Latency 52.8
76% 52.8 ns
Poor: 39%
This bench: 74.5%
Great: 88%

 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 5,486 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 47%
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Desktop
Desktop 88%
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Workstation
Workstation 40%
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Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

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