MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 98%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 101%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship
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 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 88.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics101% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive156% 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.
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
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory11.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 05 '17 at 03:33
Run Duration179 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU5%

 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 i7-4790K-$365
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
88.4% Excellent
SC Int 128
SC Float 130
SC Mixed 126
102% 128 Pts
QC Int 429
QC Float 444
QC Mixed 428
98% 434 Pts
MC Int 628
MC Float 686
MC Mixed 668
99% 661 Pts
Poor: 68%
This bench: 88.4%
Great: 99%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$325
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 378.66
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
101% Outstanding
Lighting 310
Reflection 302
Parallax 317
97% 309 fps
MRender 208
Gravity 286
Splatting 232
104% 242 fps
Poor: 79%
This bench: 101%
Great: 109%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Adata Premier SP550 480GB-$130
286GB free
Firmware: O0803B5a Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Relative performance (0th percentile)
22.7% Poor
Read 397
Write 107
Mixed 156
48% 220 MB/s
4K Read 0.31
4K Write 0.41
4K Mixed 0.19
1% 0.3 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 22.7%
Great: 97%
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$100
192GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
156% Outstanding
Read 736
Write 543
Mixed 578
138% 619 MB/s
4K Read 60.1
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 56.4
223% 76.3 MB/s
DQ Read 679
DQ Write 491
DQ Mixed 254
279% 474 MB/s
Poor: 139%
This bench: 156%
Great: 237%
WD Green 2TB (2011)-$97
1.5TB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
59.6% Above average
Read 111
Write 96.5
Mixed 75.8
70% 94.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.35
4K Write 1.86
4K Mixed 0.19
71% 0.8 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 59.6%
Great: 68%
Seagate Desktop 1TB
866GB free, PID 3300
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
20% Very poor
Read 42.3
Write 42.7
Mixed 32.6
50% 39.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.5
68% 0.9 MB/s
Poor: 11%
This bench: 20%
Great: 21%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 1866 C9 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1333 MHz clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
67.9% Good
MC Read 23.9
MC Write 24.9
MC Mixed 21.4
67% 23.4 GB/s
SC Read 17.9
SC Write 22.8
SC Mixed 21
59% 20.6 GB/s
Latency 55.9
72% 55.9 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 67.9%
Great: 71%
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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 13,880 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: 90% - Excellent Total price: $789
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HDDRAMUSB
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WD Blue 1TB (2012) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $130SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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