MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (63rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 37 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 84.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Boot Drive102% 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.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
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)
Memory5.8 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1666 x 941 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150528
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateSep 10 '16 at 09:44
Run Duration113 Seconds
Run User EGY-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (63rd 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, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
84.6% Excellent
SC Int 113
SC Float 116
SC Mixed 113
91% 114 Pts
QC Int 420
QC Float 411
QC Mixed 431
95% 420 Pts
MC Int 542
MC Float 600
MC Mixed 582
86% 575 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 84.6%
Great: 85%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$350
Driver: nvd3dumx Ver. 21.21.13.7270
Relative performance n/a - benchmarks incomplete
Poor: 54% Great: 72%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Zotac Premium Edition 240GB-$75
136GB free
Firmware: SAFM01.6 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
102% Outstanding
Read 524
Write 494
Mixed 514
114% 511 MB/s
4K Read 35.8
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 16
129% 51.2 MB/s
DQ Read 320
DQ Write 305
DQ Mixed 70.2
119% 231 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 102%
Great: 101%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$47
494GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
83.5% Excellent
Read 153
Write 138
Mixed 152
112% 148 MB/s
4K Read 1.24
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 0.33
134% 1.36 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 83.5%
Great: 104%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 2400 C11 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
79.3% Very good
MC Read 30.4
MC Write 29.8
MC Mixed 23.8
80% 28 GB/s
SC Read 19.4
SC Write 21.2
SC Mixed 23.3
61% 21.3 GB/s
Latency 49.2
81% 49.2 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 79.3%
Great: 83%
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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 10,089 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $1,061
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