MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (73rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 27 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 84.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics67.9% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive84.1% 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.
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory10.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1680 x 1050 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150811
Uptime3 Days
Run DateJan 04 '18 at 20:29
Run Duration83 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU6%

 PC Performing above expectations (73rd 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-$352
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
84.8% Excellent
SC Int 118
SC Float 121
SC Mixed 120
96% 120 Pts
QC Int 398
QC Float 437
QC Mixed 418
95% 418 Pts
MC Int 587
MC Float 629
MC Mixed 605
91% 607 Pts
Poor: 69%
This bench: 84.8%
Great: 102%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 390-$304
CLim: 1040 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.7
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
67.9% Good
Lighting 208
Reflection 162
Parallax 256
70% 209 fps
MRender 130
Gravity 168
Splatting 180
66% 159 fps
Poor: 58%
This bench: 67.9%
Great: 70%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk Ultra II 480GB-$130
46GB free
Firmware: X41100RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
84.1% Excellent
Read 497
Write 314
Mixed 255
78% 355 MB/s
4K Read 36.9
4K Write 64.7
4K Mixed 20
116% 40.5 MB/s
DQ Read 335
DQ Write 172
DQ Mixed 41.4
87% 183 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 84.1%
Great: 84%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 2133 C11 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
74.4% Very good
MC Read 27.7
MC Write 27.8
MC Mixed 21.8
74% 25.8 GB/s
SC Read 19.5
SC Write 22.1
SC Mixed 25.3
64% 22.3 GB/s
Latency 52.9
76% 52.9 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 74.4%
Great: 78%
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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 12,773 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: 74% - Very good Total price: $986
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