MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 134%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 143%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 104%
UFO
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 94.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics163% 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 Drive225% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
Memory24GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 24GB 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
14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 10 months ago, 10 months ago, 10 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago. (Only the first run influences device rankings)
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory20.9 GB free of 24 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 15 '17 at 22:15
Run Duration163 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU4%

 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-$352
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
94.9% Outstanding
SC Int 142
SC Float 140
SC Mixed 139
112% 140 Pts
QC Int 486
QC Float 458
QC Mixed 450
105% 464 Pts
MC Int 721
MC Float 758
MC Mixed 754
112% 744 Pts
Poor: 75%
This bench: 94.9%
Great: 102%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$728
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 381.65
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
163% Outstanding
Lighting 544
Reflection 526
Parallax 564
170% 544 fps
MRender 271
Gravity 517
Splatting 284
158% 357 fps
Poor: 75%
This bench: 163%
Great: 179%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB-$586
476GB free
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
4KALIGNED
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
276% Outstanding
Read 2,368
Write 1,453
Mixed 1,576
398% 1,799 MB/s
4K Read 49.9
4K Write 153
4K Mixed 62.3
236% 88.5 MB/s
DQ Read 495
DQ Write 394
DQ Mixed 220
226% 370 MB/s
Poor: 152%
This bench: 276%
Great: 268%
SanDisk Ultra II 480GB-$130
84GB free
Firmware: X41100RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
80.7% Excellent
Read 495
Write 236
Mixed 271
73% 334 MB/s
4K Read 37.1
4K Write 76.3
4K Mixed 17.1
118% 43.5 MB/s
DQ Read 350
DQ Write 207
DQ Mixed 41
94% 199 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 80.7%
Great: 84%
Samsung SM951 AHCI PCIe M.2 256GB-$170
52GB free
Firmware: BXW2500Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
225% Outstanding
Read 1,980
Write 1,026
Mixed 1,212
310% 1,406 MB/s
4K Read 46.5
4K Write 145
4K Mixed 52.2
214% 81.2 MB/s
DQ Read 500
DQ Write 336
DQ Mixed 221
218% 352 MB/s
Poor: 124%
This bench: 225%
Great: 229%
WD Green 2TB (2012)-$79
812GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (60th percentile)
70.2% Very good
Read 119
Write 126
Mixed 124
93% 123 MB/s
4K Read 0.82
4K Write 1.98
4K Mixed 0.18
91% 1 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 70.2%
Great: 83%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown CMY8GX3M2A1600C9 0215 CMY16GX3M2A1600C9 0215 CMY8GX3M2A1600C9 0215 CMY16GX3M2A1600C9 24GB
1600, 1600, 1600, 1600 MHz
4096, 8192, 4096, 8192 MB
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
83.9% Excellent
MC Read 30
MC Write 32.1
MC Mixed 26
84% 29.4 GB/s
SC Read 21.9
SC Write 26.2
SC Mixed 27.6
72% 25.2 GB/s
Latency 52.5
76% 52.5 ns
Poor: 49%
This bench: 83.9%
Great: 84%
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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
Gaming 63%
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Desktop
Desktop 80%
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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: 74% - Very good Total price: $986
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