MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (83rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 17 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 87.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics6.28% is a very low 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot Drive101% 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.
Run History
4 months ago, 4 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory13.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1600 x 900 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 13 '18 at 00:54
Run Duration139 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (83rd 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 i7-4790K-$324
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
87.8% Excellent
SC Int 130
SC Float 128
SC Mixed 111
98% 123 Pts
QC Int 519
QC Float 521
QC Mixed 448
112% 496 Pts
MC Int 654
MC Float 695
MC Mixed 689
102% 679 Pts
Poor: 72%
This bench: 87.8%
Great: 99%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 4600 (Desktop 1.25 GHz)-$15
MSI(1462 7917) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 20.19.15.4835
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
6.28% Terrible
Lighting 13.4
Reflection 19.7
Parallax 25.2
6% 19.4 fps
MRender 23.7
Gravity 8
Splatting 20.7
7% 17.5 fps
Poor: 4%
This bench: 6.28%
Great: 6%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 120GB-$86
89GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 340 156 156 156 157 157 MB/s
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
101% Outstanding
Read 458
Write 446
Mixed 384
SusWrite 187
83% 369 MB/s
4K Read 35.6
4K Write 130
4K Mixed 45.3
181% 70.3 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 349
DQ Mixed 358
271% 363 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 101%
Great: 113%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$45
931GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 189 189 190 191 190 191 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
122% Outstanding
Read 234
Write 147
Mixed 121
SusWrite 190
127% 173 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1.2
235% 1.73 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 122%
Great: 106%
WD Green 4TB (2013)-$100
3.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 141 142 144 144 144 144 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
85.2% Excellent
Read 154
Write 100
Mixed 78.5
SusWrite 143
87% 119 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1
189% 1.37 MB/s
Poor: 39%
This bench: 85.2%
Great: 85%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS8G3D1609DS1S00. 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
62.6% Good
MC Read 21.8
MC Write 22.3
MC Mixed 19
60% 21 GB/s
SC Read 18.2
SC Write 23.7
SC Mixed 21
60% 21 GB/s
Latency 57
70% 57 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 62.6%
Great: 64%
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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 13,056 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 83% - Excellent Total price: $861
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HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $130SanDisk Extreme 64GB $43
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $869SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $130SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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