MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (58th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 42 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 84.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics62.2% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive121% 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.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory29.7 GB free of 32 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 21 '16 at 00:54
Run Duration191 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing as expected (58th 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-$315
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
84.1% Excellent
SC Int 114
SC Float 116
SC Mixed 117
93% 116 Pts
QC Int 407
QC Float 421
QC Mixed 414
94% 414 Pts
MC Int 571
MC Float 635
MC Mixed 621
91% 609 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 84.1%
Great: 100%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$275
Driver: nvd3dumx.dll Ver. 10.18.13.6881
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
62.2% Good
Lighting 192
Reflection 177
Parallax 195
58% 188 fps
MRender 147
Gravity 183
Splatting 124
74% 151 fps
Poor: 54%
This bench: 62.2%
Great: 74%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
OCZ Vector 180 480GB-$191
447GB free
Firmware: 1.01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
109% Outstanding
Read 508
Write 481
Mixed 490
110% 493 MB/s
4K Read 26.3
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 34
147% 60 MB/s
DQ Read 341
DQ Write 348
DQ Mixed 20.5
105% 236 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 109%
Great: 109%
OCZ Vertex 3 MAX IOPS 120GB-$65
44GB free
Firmware: 2.25 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
68.9% Good
Read 486
Write 210
Mixed 283
72% 326 MB/s
4K Read 23.5
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 19
115% 48.6 MB/s
DQ Read 31.2
DQ Write 108
DQ Mixed 53.1
45% 64 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 68.9%
Great: 77%
SanDisk Ultra Plus 128GB-$80
36GB free
Firmware: X2306RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
83.5% Excellent
Read 425
Write 272
Mixed 298
73% 332 MB/s
4K Read 33
4K Write 99.9
4K Mixed 23.1
132% 52 MB/s
DQ Read 296
DQ Write 202
DQ Mixed 46
89% 181 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 83.5%
Great: 80%
Toshiba OCZ RD400 NVMe PCIe M.2 128GB-$129
15GB free
Firmware: 57CZ Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
121% Outstanding
Read 773
Write 604
Mixed 661
151% 680 MB/s
4K Read 41.2
4K Write 123
4K Mixed 30.7
167% 65.1 MB/s
DQ Read 38.2
DQ Write 142
DQ Mixed 28.9
40% 69.6 MB/s
Poor: 111%
This bench: 121%
Great: 193%
WD Blue 3TB (2015)-$90
2TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
66.1% Good
Read 113
Write 117
Mixed 109
85% 113 MB/s
4K Read 0.81
4K Write 1.92
4K Mixed 0.28
101% 1.01 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 66.1%
Great: 93%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 1600 C9 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
62.7% Good
MC Read 22.2
MC Write 22.1
MC Mixed 19.4
61% 21.2 GB/s
SC Read 17.7
SC Write 22.1
SC Mixed 21
58% 20.3 GB/s
Latency 57.5
70% 57.5 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 62.7%
Great: 81%
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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 6,687 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 79% - Very good Total price: $949
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