MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 104%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (56th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 44 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 86.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics118% 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 Drive94% 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.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia 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)
Memory29.4 GB free of 32 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 21 '17 at 04:47
Run Duration131 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing as expected (56th 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-$339
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
86.8% Excellent
SC Int 119
SC Float 116
SC Mixed 117
94% 117 Pts
QC Int 457
QC Float 418
QC Mixed 438
99% 438 Pts
MC Int 588
MC Float 627
MC Mixed 618
92% 611 Pts
Poor: 77%
This bench: 86.8%
Great: 99%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980 Ti-$560
MSI(1462 3231) ≥ 4GB
MaxC: 1569 MHz, MaxM: 1774 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 378.78
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
118% Outstanding
Lighting 404
Reflection 296
Parallax 373
117% 358 fps
MRender 202
Gravity 300
Splatting 210
105% 238 fps
Poor: 71%
This bench: 118%
Great: 121%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$178
258GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
94% Outstanding
Read 516
Write 408
Mixed 419
100% 448 MB/s
4K Read 44.5
4K Write 94.7
4K Mixed 28.1
154% 55.8 MB/s
DQ Read 45.9
DQ Write 99.4
DQ Mixed 27.5
34% 57.6 MB/s
Poor: 69%
This bench: 94%
Great: 120%
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$178
203GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
94.2% Outstanding
Read 518
Write 410
Mixed 419
100% 449 MB/s
4K Read 45
4K Write 92.9
4K Mixed 28.1
153% 55.3 MB/s
DQ Read 45.6
DQ Write 99.8
DQ Mixed 27.6
34% 57.6 MB/s
Poor: 69%
This bench: 94.2%
Great: 120%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$50
739GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
90.4% Outstanding
Read 152
Write 162
Mixed 144
115% 153 MB/s
4K Read 0.48
4K Write 2.71
4K Mixed 0.22
95% 1.14 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 90.4%
Great: 104%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 2400 C11 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
71.9% Very good
MC Read 26.4
MC Write 26
MC Mixed 21
70% 24.5 GB/s
SC Read 19.8
SC Write 22.1
SC Mixed 25.3
64% 22.4 GB/s
Latency 49
82% 49 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 71.9%
Great: 87%
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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 6,770 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 79% - Very good Total price: $972
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HDDRAMUSB
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