MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 49%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (49th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 51 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 71.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics48.8% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive76% 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 8.1 is the second most recent version of Windows but it's worth upgrading to Windows 10 which has had several improvements made to the user interface including a better homescreen.
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory10.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20140408
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateDec 03 '17 at 22:55
Run Duration122 Seconds
Run User NLD-User
Background CPU6%

 PC Performing as expected (49th 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 3.75 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
71.5% Very good
SC Int 117
SC Float 120
SC Mixed 116
94% 118 Pts
QC Int 388
QC Float 378
QC Mixed 331
83% 366 Pts
MC Int 448
MC Float 455
MC Mixed 457
68% 453 Pts
Poor: 69%
This bench: 71.5%
Great: 99%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 770-$279
MSI(1462 2825) 2GB
CLim: 1241 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 385.69
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
48.8% Average
Lighting 131
Reflection 104
Parallax 171
45% 135 fps
MRender 114
Gravity 152
Splatting 87.9
52% 118 fps
Poor: 41%
This bench: 48.8%
Great: 52%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX100 128GB-$74
23GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
76% Very good
Read 518
Write 185
Mixed 175
64% 292 MB/s
4K Read 30.8
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 20.9
134% 55.7 MB/s
DQ Read 39.3
DQ Write 178
DQ Mixed 20.5
42% 79.3 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 76%
Great: 89%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$40
785GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
87.7% Excellent
Read 169
Write 137
Mixed 143
112% 149 MB/s
4K Read 0.52
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.29
96% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 87.7%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS8G3D1609DS1S00. 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
59.6% Above average
MC Read 20.6
MC Write 22
MC Mixed 19.1
59% 20.6 GB/s
SC Read 14.3
SC Write 21
SC Mixed 17.4
50% 17.6 GB/s
Latency 61.8
65% 61.8 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 59.6%
Great: 64%
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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 12,258 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: 87% - Excellent Total price: $821
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