MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (83rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 17 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 98.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics66.4% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive109% 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)
Memory11.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime2.9 Days
Run DateOct 06 '18 at 00:28
Run Duration142 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing above expectations (83rd 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 way above expectations (96th percentile)
98.5% Outstanding
SC Int 121
SC Float 127
SC Mixed 128
100% 125 Pts
QC Int 422
QC Float 423
QC Mixed 507
102% 451 Pts
MC Int 646
MC Float 693
MC Mixed 678
101% 672 Pts
Poor: 73%
This bench: 98.5%
Great: 99%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$207
CLim: 1506 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 397.64
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
66.4% Good
Lighting 205
Reflection 184
Parallax 201
63% 196 fps
MRender 155
Gravity 190
Splatting 136
69% 160 fps
Poor: 54%
This bench: 66.4%
Great: 71%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 3D 1TB-$150
386GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61130WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 431 439 424 417 420 417 MB/s
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
109% Outstanding
Read 459
Write 420
Mixed 283
SusWrite 425
89% 397 MB/s
4K Read 33.3
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 41.8
160% 60.2 MB/s
DQ Read 376
DQ Write 326
DQ Mixed 247
214% 316 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 109%
Great: 121%
SanDisk Ultra II 480GB-$90
315GB free
Firmware: X31200RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 426 432 272 224 215 212 MB/s
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
94.9% Outstanding
Read 465
Write 413
Mixed 336
SusWrite 297
85% 378 MB/s
4K Read 24.1
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 35.4
140% 56.8 MB/s
DQ Read 372
DQ Write 315
DQ Mixed 112
147% 267 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 94.9%
Great: 108%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$33
916GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 175 179 181 179 181 177 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
108% Outstanding
Read 197
Write 165
Mixed 101
SusWrite 179
118% 160 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1.1
229% 1.67 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 108%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLE8G3D1869DE1TX0. 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
70.5% Very good
MC Read 24.9
MC Write 25.4
MC Mixed 21.6
68% 24 GB/s
SC Read 19.3
SC Write 24.3
SC Mixed 22.8
63% 22.1 GB/s
Latency 50.7
79% 50.7 ns
Poor: 27%
This bench: 70.5%
Great: 75%
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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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Gaming
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Desktop
Desktop 81%
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Workstation
Workstation 59%
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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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