MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (66th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 34 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 75.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics67.7% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 9 years and 2 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
Sub-optimal background CPU (11%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory11.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20141223
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 17 '18 at 20:27
Run Duration111 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 11%

 PC Performing above expectations (66th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i7-4790-$308
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz
Performing as expected (60th percentile)
75.5% Very good
SC Int 107
SC Float 107
SC Mixed 108
86% 108 Pts
QC Int 344
QC Float 368
QC Mixed 366
81% 359 Pts
MC Int 551
MC Float 586
MC Mixed 562
85% 566 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 75.5%
Great: 85%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$207
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 391.1
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
67.7% Good
Lighting 212
Reflection 185
Parallax 208
65% 202 fps
MRender 157
Gravity 197
Splatting 128
70% 160 fps
Poor: 54%
This bench: 67.7%
Great: 72%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$44
107GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC45 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
61.8% Good
Read 118
Write 97.7
Mixed 19.7
57% 78.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.08
4K Write 0.99
4K Mixed 0.12
35% 0.4 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 61.8%
Great: 112%
Seagate Expansion Desk 4TB
3.5TB free, PID 3322
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
66.1% Good
Read 160
Write 168
Mixed 95.5
176% 141 MB/s
4K Read 0.69
4K Write 1.97
4K Mixed 0.25
78% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 66.1%
Great: 69%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR3 1866 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1333 MHz clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
67.6% Good
MC Read 24.8
MC Write 25.2
MC Mixed 21.6
68% 23.9 GB/s
SC Read 16.5
SC Write 20.1
SC Mixed 18.6
52% 18.4 GB/s
Latency 58.8
68% 58.8 ns
Poor: 34%
This bench: 67.6%
Great: 73%
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 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 12,318 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917) - $160

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 86% - Excellent Total price: $832
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