MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 126%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship
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 88.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics168% 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 Drive53.2% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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.
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory11 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 13 '17 at 18:23
Run Duration221 Seconds
Run User NOR-User
Background CPU10%

 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 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
88.9% Excellent
SC Int 123
SC Float 127
SC Mixed 121
99% 124 Pts
QC Int 418
QC Float 421
QC Mixed 444
97% 427 Pts
MC Int 623
MC Float 659
MC Mixed 647
96% 643 Pts
Poor: 75%
This bench: 88.9%
Great: 100%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti-$699
Asus(1043 85EA) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 385.41
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
168% Outstanding
Lighting 544
Reflection 525
Parallax 586
173% 552 fps
MRender 272
Gravity 541
Splatting 296
164% 369 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 168%
Great: 181%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX100 256GB-$116
121GB free
Firmware: MU01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
94.4% Outstanding
Read 515
Write 334
Mixed 399
92% 416 MB/s
4K Read 29.9
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 32.9
144% 56.7 MB/s
DQ Read 139
DQ Write 305
DQ Mixed 46.6
86% 164 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 94.4%
Great: 95%
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$140
50GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
112% Outstanding
Read 507
Write 407
Mixed 415
99% 443 MB/s
4K Read 44.3
4K Write 94.9
4K Mixed 46.2
177% 61.8 MB/s
DQ Read 328
DQ Write 265
DQ Mixed 112
134% 235 MB/s
Poor: 71%
This bench: 112%
Great: 117%
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB-$158
17GB free
Firmware: EXT0DB6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
53.2% Above average
Read 494
Write 30.3
Mixed 48.6
40% 191 MB/s
4K Read 35.6
4K Write 25.7
4K Mixed 10.1
81% 23.8 MB/s
DQ Read 336
DQ Write 56.3
DQ Mixed 20
60% 138 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 53.2%
Great: 97%
Hitachi HDS723020BLA642 2TB-$110
262GB free
Firmware: MN6OA580 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (20th percentile)
58.2% Above average
Read 104
Write 98.7
Mixed 29.7
56% 77.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.72
4K Write 1.66
4K Mixed 0.41
107% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 58.2%
Great: 87%
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 (65th percentile)
60.1% Good
MC Read 20.7
MC Write 21.9
MC Mixed 18.7
58% 20.4 GB/s
SC Read 16.2
SC Write 21.9
SC Mixed 18.9
54% 19 GB/s
Latency 60.5
66% 60.5 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 60.1%
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 8,059 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $995
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