MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 111%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 73%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (70th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 30 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 89.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics133% 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 Drive82.6% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (13%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory28 GB free of 32 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 13 '17 at 19:25
Run Duration190 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 13%

 PC Performing above expectations (70th 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 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
89.2% Excellent
SC Int 130
SC Float 132
SC Mixed 128
104% 130 Pts
QC Int 404
QC Float 431
QC Mixed 432
96% 422 Pts
MC Int 628
MC Float 676
MC Mixed 666
98% 657 Pts
Poor: 75%
This bench: 89.2%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$524
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 385.41
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
133% Outstanding
Lighting 430
Reflection 357
Parallax 418
132% 402 fps
MRender 246
Gravity 416
Splatting 258
134% 307 fps
Poor: 98%
This bench: 133%
Great: 143%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
PNY CS1311 240GB-$89
138GB free
Firmware: CS131122 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
82.6% Excellent
Read 516
Write 355
Mixed 353
90% 408 MB/s
4K Read 32.8
4K Write 73.6
4K Mixed 10.4
102% 38.9 MB/s
DQ Read 308
DQ Write 214
DQ Mixed 46.9
93% 190 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 82.6%
Great: 83%
Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2016)-$97
3TB free
Firmware: 0001 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5980 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
87.7% Excellent
Read 160
Write 145
Mixed 121
106% 142 MB/s
4K Read 0.69
4K Write 2.01
4K Mixed 0.25
94% 0.98 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 87.7%
Great: 103%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$47
930GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
107% Outstanding
Read 195
Write 178
Mixed 147
130% 173 MB/s
4K Read 1.38
4K Write 2.77
4K Mixed 0.35
148% 1.5 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 107%
Great: 106%
Seagate Desktop SSHD 2TB-$90
835GB free
Firmware: CC41 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
86.7% Excellent
Read 133
Write 168
Mixed 138
110% 146 MB/s
4K Read 0.55
4K Write 5.33
4K Mixed 0.68
197% 2.18 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 86.7%
Great: 104%
Seagate Expansion Desk 8TB
163GB free
Firmware: 9401
4KALIGNED
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
66.3% Good
Read 122
Write 108
Mixed 86.5
78% 105 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 7.35
4K Mixed 0.66
243% 2.94 MB/s
Poor: 19%
This bench: 66.3%
Great: 90%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 1600 C10 4x8GB-$232
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
60.1% Good
MC Read 21.1
MC Write 21.8
MC Mixed 17.9
58% 20.3 GB/s
SC Read 16.3
SC Write 23.1
SC Mixed 20
57% 19.8 GB/s
Latency 60.4
66% 60.4 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 60.1%
Great: 62%
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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 10,018 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $1,055
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