MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 135%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 131%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 94%
Nuclear submarine
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (61st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 39 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 90.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics173% is a record breaking 3D score, it's almost off the scale. This GPU can handle all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive280% 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.
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.
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory20.5 GB free of 32 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime1 Days
Run DateMay 31 '17 at 15:37
Run Duration155 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (61st 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 above expectations (74th percentile)
90.4% Outstanding
SC Int 130
SC Float 133
SC Mixed 128
104% 130 Pts
QC Int 514
QC Float 445
QC Mixed 442
106% 467 Pts
MC Int 630
MC Float 673
MC Mixed 663
98% 655 Pts
Poor: 73%
This bench: 90.4%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$675
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 382.33
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
173% Outstanding
Lighting 554
Reflection 528
Parallax 644
182% 576 fps
MRender 277
Gravity 556
Splatting 290
166% 374 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 173%
Great: 177%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Adata Premier SP550 480GB-$176
893GB free
Firmware: O0730A Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 50% Great: 97%
Adata Premier SP550 480GB-$176
893GB free
Firmware: O0730A Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 50% Great: 97%
Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB-$340
410GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
280% Outstanding
Read 2,194
Write 1,701
Mixed 1622
408% 1,839 MB/s
4K Read 52.9
4K Write 174
4K Mixed 41
225% 89.4 MB/s
DQ Read 544
DQ Write 444
DQ Mixed 40.3
154% 343 MB/s
Poor: 185%
This bench: 280%
Great: 354%
Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$339
184GB free
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
138% Outstanding
Read 775
Write 658
Mixed 714
160% 716 MB/s
4K Read 50.4
4K Write 127
4K Mixed 49.3
207% 75.6 MB/s
DQ Read 51.7
DQ Write 140
DQ Mixed 30.7
42% 74.1 MB/s
Poor: 138%
This bench: 138%
Great: 238%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600 C10 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
61.3% Good
MC Read 21.9
MC Write 22
MC Mixed 18.3
59% 20.7 GB/s
SC Read 15.9
SC Write 23.8
SC Mixed 20.6
57% 20.1 GB/s
Latency 59.4
67% 59.4 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 61.3%
Great: 86%
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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 14,795 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
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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: 78% - Very good Total price: $941
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