MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (76th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 24 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 88.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics103% 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 Drive103% 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.
High background CPU (23%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
4 months ago, 2 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory7.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime1.4 Days
Run DateAug 13 '17 at 00:41
Run Duration135 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 23%

 PC Performing above expectations (76th 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 4.6 GHz, turbo 5.25 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
88.6% Excellent
SC Int 134
SC Float 133
SC Mixed 132
106% 133 Pts
QC Int 410
QC Float 427
QC Mixed 422
95% 420 Pts
MC Int 624
MC Float 664
MC Mixed 652
97% 647 Pts
Poor: 73%
This bench: 88.6%
Great: 101%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980 Ti-$550
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 384.94
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
103% Outstanding
Lighting 340
Reflection 298
Parallax 333
104% 323 fps
MRender 198
Gravity 304
Splatting 208
103% 237 fps
Poor: 72%
This bench: 103%
Great: 114%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Mushkin Reactor 1TB-$258
299GB free
Firmware: N1007C Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
104% Outstanding
Read 506
Write 427
Mixed 461
104% 465 MB/s
4K Read 28.8
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 36.8
147% 57.4 MB/s
DQ Read 267
DQ Write 296
DQ Mixed 69.6
111% 211 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 104%
Great: 103%
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$85
80GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
115% Outstanding
Read 515
Write 416
Mixed 424
100% 452 MB/s
4K Read 46.6
4K Write 99.3
4K Mixed 44.7
181% 63.6 MB/s
DQ Read 354
DQ Write 288
DQ Mixed 118
144% 253 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 115%
Great: 116%
Samsung 850 EVO M.2 120GB
27GB free
Firmware: EMT21B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
103% Outstanding
Read 514
Write 411
Mixed 413
99% 446 MB/s
4K Read 43.4
4K Write 97.9
4K Mixed 25
150% 55.4 MB/s
DQ Read 336
DQ Write 283
DQ Mixed 65.1
115% 228 MB/s
Poor: 75%
This bench: 103%
Great: 111%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 2133 C11 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
69.8% Good
MC Read 25.5
MC Write 25.9
MC Mixed 21
69% 24.1 GB/s
SC Read 17.5
SC Write 23.9
SC Mixed 20.2
59% 20.5 GB/s
Latency 53.1
75% 53.1 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 69.8%
Great: 79%
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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 8,624 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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: 77% - Very good Total price: $975
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