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 as expected (53rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 47 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 97%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Boot Drive46.5% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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)
Memory13 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateAug 10 '18 at 03:55
Run Duration164 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing as expected (53rd 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 4.4 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
97% Outstanding
SC Int 129
SC Float 128
SC Mixed 125
102% 127 Pts
QC Int 486
QC Float 462
QC Mixed 500
110% 483 Pts
MC Int 648
MC Float 694
MC Mixed 682
101% 675 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 97%
Great: 98%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB-$65
39GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 521ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 78 77 75 79 80 75 MB/s
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
46.5% Average
Read 97
Write 98.5
Mixed 102
SusWrite 77.4
21% 93.8 MB/s
4K Read 18
4K Write 86.5
4K Mixed 27.2
108% 43.9 MB/s
DQ Read 119
DQ Write 98.7
DQ Mixed 88.9
72% 102 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 46.5%
Great: 73%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 500GB-$24
233GB free
Firmware: KC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 84 83 85 86 86 85 MB/s
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
61.8% Good
Read 130
Write 121
Mixed 65.5
SusWrite 84.9
74% 100 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.9
151% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 21%
This bench: 61.8%
Great: 78%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$39
103GB free
Firmware: CC49
SusWrite @10s intervals: 99 98 99 101 100 101 MB/s
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
88.4% Excellent
Read 208
Write 162
Mixed 85.2
SusWrite 99.8
102% 139 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
167% 1.17 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 88.4%
Great: 113%
Seagate FireCuda SSHD 2TB (2016)-$90
52GB free
Firmware: CC41
SusWrite @10s intervals: 172 174 108 93 132 174 MB/s
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
75% Very good
Read 118
Write 99.2
Mixed 26.3
SusWrite 142
70% 96.4 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 5.2
4K Mixed 2
360% 2.73 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 75%
Great: 110%
WD My Passport 750GB
61GB free, PID 0748
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 65 65 65 65 65 65 MB/s
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
28.4% Poor
Read 72.3
Write 72.3
Mixed 44.8
SusWrite 64.8
85% 63.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.7
66% 0.8 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 28.4%
Great: 43%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Sniper DDR3 1866 C9 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1867 MHz clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing below potential (59th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
58.7% Above average
MC Read 21.4
MC Write 21.1
MC Mixed 16.7
56% 19.7 GB/s
SC Read 15.8
SC Write 23.6
SC Mixed 20
56% 19.8 GB/s
Latency 62.3
64% 62.3 ns
Poor: 43%
This bench: 58.7%
Great: 73%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $977
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