MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

Gaming 199%
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 167%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (68th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 32 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 85.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics242% is a record breaking 3D score, it's almost off the scale. This GPU can handle all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive111% 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.
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 VersionAlthough Windows 10 is not the most recent version of Windows, it remains a great option.
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory12.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.8 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150415
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 01 '24 at 09:56
Run Duration147 Seconds
Run User SWE-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (68th percentile)

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

Processor BenchNormalHeavyServer
Intel Core i7-4790K-$348
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
85.5% Excellent
Memory 92.7
1-Core 124
2-Core 246
87% 154 Pts
4-Core 422
8-Core 656
66% 539 Pts
64-Core 656
41% 656 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 85.5%
Great: 87%
Graphics Card Bench3D DX93D DX103D DX11
Nvidia RTX 4070-Ti-$750
CLim: 3120 MHz, MLim: 5250 MHz, Ram: 12GB, Driver: 551.61
Performing below potential (55th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
242% Outstanding
Lighting 350
Reflection 338
Parallax 364
285% 350 fps
MRender 490
Gravity 304
Splatting 218
262% 337 fps
Poor: 208%
This bench: 242%
Great: 256%
Drives BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$100
133GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 379 264 265 249 257 257 MB/s
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
111% Outstanding
Read 503
Write 488
Mixed 419
SusWrite 278
95% 422 MB/s
4K Read 42.7
4K Write 91.5
4K Mixed 56
185% 63.4 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 349
DQ Mixed 362
272% 364 MB/s
Poor: 72%
This bench: 111%
Great: 124%
Kingston SA400S37960G 960GB
790GB free
Firmware: SBFKZ1.3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 435 449 453 460 457 456 MB/s
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
49.2% Average
Read 191
Write 65.3
Mixed 32.6
SusWrite 452
42% 185 MB/s
4K Read 15.4
4K Write 15.1
4K Mixed 10.4
45% 13.6 MB/s
DQ Read 12.8
DQ Write 12.8
DQ Mixed 12.7
10% 12.8 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 49.2%
Great: 102%
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$45
901GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 184 183 186 185 185 184 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
111% Outstanding
Read 202
Write 177
Mixed 110
SusWrite 185
124% 168 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1.2
248% 1.83 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 111%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit BenchMulti coreSingle coreLatency
Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 2400 C11 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1800 MHz
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
63.5% Good
MC Read 23.3
MC Write 23.4
MC Mixed 18.2
62% 21.6 GB/s
SC Read 18.1
SC Write 24.2
SC Mixed 20.9
60% 21.1 GB/s
Latency 63.2
63% 63.2 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 63.5%
Great: 85%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 0: 0P 0R 0G 0B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
0% 0% 0 70 58 144 24" 1920 1017 AUS24AB VG248
Typical Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917) Builds (Compare 6,906 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 36%
Jet ski

Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Above average Total price: $648
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