MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 65%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (61st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 39 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 84.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics66.4% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive64% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (19%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory13 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150528
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 04 '16 at 17:17
Run Duration216 Seconds
Run User ESP-User
Background CPU 19%

 PC Performing above expectations (61st 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 4.25 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
84.4% Excellent
SC Int 122
SC Float 126
SC Mixed 127
100% 125 Pts
QC Int 380
QC Float 415
QC Mixed 406
91% 400 Pts
MC Int 573
MC Float 650
MC Mixed 563
89% 595 Pts
Poor: 69%
This bench: 84.4%
Great: 99%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$207
Driver: nvd3dumx.dll Ver. 10.18.13.6143
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
66.4% Good
Lighting 210
Reflection 180
Parallax 197
64% 196 fps
MRender 154
Gravity 190
Splatting 132
69% 159 fps
Poor: 54%
This bench: 66.4%
Great: 72%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Qnap iSCSI Storage 966GB
900GB free
Firmware: 4.0
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
21.6% Poor
Read 108
Write 90.1
Mixed 91.7
22% 96.5 MB/s
4K Read 10.3
4K Write 10.3
4K Mixed 9.61
33% 10.1 MB/s
DQ Read 31.4
DQ Write 36
DQ Mixed 19.7
19% 29.1 MB/s
Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB-$95
34GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 603ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
64% Good
Read 471
Write 185
Mixed 232
65% 296 MB/s
4K Read 14.4
4K Write 89
4K Mixed 15.5
89% 39.7 MB/s
DQ Read 143
DQ Write 204
DQ Mixed 40.5
68% 129 MB/s
Poor: 38%
This bench: 64%
Great: 82%
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB-$120
1TB free
Firmware: 1AJ10001 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
55.3% Above average
Read 85.9
Write 107
Mixed 96.9
73% 96.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.59
4K Write 2.15
4K Mixed 0.48
118% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 55.3%
Great: 76%
Verbatim Store n Go V3 USB 3.0 16GB-$8
14GB free, PID 0243
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
32.9% Below average
Read 146
Write 20.1
Mixed 18.3
52% 61.4 MB/s
4K Read 18.3
4K Write 0.98
4K Mixed 0.81
129% 6.7 MB/s
Poor: 7%
This bench: 32.9%
Great: 33%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 1866 C9 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
64.5% Good
MC Read 23.7
MC Write 24.2
MC Mixed 18.6
63% 22.2 GB/s
SC Read 17.1
SC Write 23
SC Mixed 19.6
57% 19.9 GB/s
Latency 59.2
68% 59.2 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 64.5%
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 12,284 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
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Desktop
Desktop 80%
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Workstation
Workstation 58%
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Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917) - $160

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 86% - Excellent Total price: $832
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