MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 113%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 96%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 76%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (65th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 35 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 97%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics137% 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 Drive107% 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory14.2 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 10:39
Run Duration113 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (65th 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-$326
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
97% Outstanding
SC Int 139
SC Float 136
SC Mixed 138
110% 138 Pts
QC Int 472
QC Float 469
QC Mixed 470
107% 470 Pts
MC Int 700
MC Float 746
MC Mixed 738
109% 728 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 97%
Great: 101%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$535
CLim: 2088 MHz, MLim: 2665 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 387.92
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
137% Outstanding
Lighting 456
Reflection 401
Parallax 451
141% 436 fps
MRender 246
Gravity 422
Splatting 247
134% 305 fps
Poor: 102%
This bench: 137%
Great: 142%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$124
115GB free
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
107% Outstanding
Read 691
Write 527
Mixed 566
132% 595 MB/s
4K Read 44.8
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 21
150% 56.7 MB/s
DQ Read 38.8
DQ Write 129
DQ Mixed 14.9
31% 60.8 MB/s
Poor: 168%
This bench: 107%
Great: 270%
Transcend SSD370S 128GB-$78
84GB free
Firmware: N1126KB Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
75.8% Very good
Read 504
Write 150
Mixed 234
64% 296 MB/s
4K Read 20.7
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 29.3
124% 51.4 MB/s
DQ Read 251
DQ Write 145
DQ Mixed 42.6
73% 146 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 75.8%
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 above expectations (83rd percentile)
87.7% Excellent
MC Read 31.8
MC Write 32.6
MC Mixed 25.7
86% 30 GB/s
SC Read 23.7
SC Write 25.9
SC Mixed 30.9
77% 26.8 GB/s
Latency 41.5
96% 41.5 ns
Poor: 55%
This bench: 87.7%
Great: 96%
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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 8,541 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: 78% - Very good Total price: $962
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