MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 109%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 98%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 76%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (58th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 42 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: 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 101%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics124% 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 Drive115% 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.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (16%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory14.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 13 '17 at 10:31
Run Duration113 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU 16%

 PC Performing as expected (58th 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-$348
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
101% Outstanding
SC Int 139
SC Float 137
SC Mixed 139
111% 138 Pts
QC Int 503
QC Float 497
QC Mixed 500
113% 500 Pts
MC Int 699
MC Float 746
MC Mixed 740
109% 728 Pts
Poor: 71%
This bench: 101%
Great: 97%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$478
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 387.92
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
124% Outstanding
Lighting 404
Reflection 374
Parallax 393
124% 390 fps
MRender 229
Gravity 391
Splatting 235
125% 285 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 124%
Great: 140%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$100
115GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
115% Outstanding
Read 730
Write 548
Mixed 563
136% 614 MB/s
4K Read 46.1
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 19.9
150% 56.6 MB/s
DQ Read 41.4
DQ Write 368
DQ Mixed 161
137% 190 MB/s
Poor: 152%
This bench: 115%
Great: 238%
Transcend SSD370S 128GB-$67
84GB free
Firmware: N1126KB Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
76.9% Very good
Read 505
Write 150
Mixed 231
64% 295 MB/s
4K Read 23.4
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 29.8
128% 51.8 MB/s
DQ Read 256
DQ Write 146
DQ Mixed 59.3
82% 154 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 76.9%
Great: 88%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL F3 DDR3 2600 C10 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
87.7% Excellent
MC Read 31.8
MC Write 32.5
MC Mixed 25.8
86% 30 GB/s
SC Read 23.7
SC Write 25.8
SC Mixed 30.8
76% 26.8 GB/s
Latency 41.3
97% 41.3 ns
Poor: 56%
This bench: 87.7%
Great: 90%
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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 13,463 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $978
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