MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (55th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 45 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 84.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics79% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive169% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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)
Memory20.9 GB free of 24 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateOct 28 '20 at 15:52
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU7%
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 PC Performing as expected (55th 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 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
84.9% Excellent
Memory 87.7
1-Core 127
2-Core 255
89% 156 Pts
4-Core 442
8-Core 689
72% 565 Pts
64-Core 679
46% 679 Pts
Poor: 71%
This bench: 84.9%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super)-$240
Asus(1043 872C) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2145 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 456.38
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
79% Very good
Lighting 97.7
Reflection 90.1
Parallax 92.3
80% 93.4 fps
MRender 122
Gravity 82.3
Splatting 80.1
69% 94.9 fps
Poor: 69%
This bench: 79%
Great: 79%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$65
141GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 333 520 488 388 391 392 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
169% Outstanding
Read 750
Write 613
Mixed 629
SusWrite 418
135% 603 MB/s
4K Read 63.4
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 79.5
263% 88.4 MB/s
DQ Read 781
DQ Write 628
DQ Mixed 999
668% 802 MB/s
Poor: 177%
This bench: 169%
Great: 289%
Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2017)-$80
1.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 135 173 170 175 174 176 MB/s
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
75.3% Very good
Read 93.7
Write 132
Mixed 69.2
SusWrite 167
84% 115 MB/s
4K Read 1.6
4K Write 5.3
4K Mixed 0.7
243% 2.53 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 75.3%
Great: 92%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston KHX1866C10D3/8G 9905402-665.A00LF KHX1866C10D3/8G 9905402-665.A00LF 24GB
1333, 1333, 1333, 1333 MHz
8192, 4096, 8192, 4096 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
52.5% Above average
MC Read 18.4
MC Write 18.7
MC Mixed 15.5
50% 17.5 GB/s
SC Read 16
SC Write 20.4
SC Mixed 18.1
52% 18.2 GB/s
Latency 69.9
57% 69.9 ns
Poor: 46%
This bench: 52.5%
Great: 52%

 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 8,451 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 53% - Above average Total price: $758
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