MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 111%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (73rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 27 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 91.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics135% 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 Drive113% 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory12.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 15 '17 at 07:34
Run Duration116 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (73rd 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 i5-4690K-$255
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
91.1% Outstanding
SC Int 126
SC Float 128
SC Mixed 127
102% 127 Pts
QC Int 468
QC Float 485
QC Mixed 480
108% 478 Pts
MC Int 482
MC Float 485
MC Mixed 391
68% 453 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 91.1%
Great: 99%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti-$769
CLim: 2151 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
135% Outstanding
Lighting 556
Reflection 22.5
Parallax 23
112% 201 fps
MRender 254
Gravity 506
Splatting 264
152% 341 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 135%
Great: 179%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$149
346GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
113% Outstanding
Read 513
Write 405
Mixed 418
99% 445 MB/s
4K Read 46.1
4K Write 98.2
4K Mixed 44.3
179% 62.9 MB/s
DQ Read 315
DQ Write 294
DQ Mixed 27.7
97% 213 MB/s
Poor: 69%
This bench: 113%
Great: 115%
Intel 730 Series 240GB-$301
121GB free
Firmware: L2010420 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
96.7% Outstanding
Read 506
Write 282
Mixed 356
84% 381 MB/s
4K Read 35.3
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 32.2
153% 59.4 MB/s
DQ Read 338
DQ Write 272
DQ Mixed 115
138% 242 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 96.7%
Great: 96%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600 C10 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
61.1% Good
MC Read 20.8
MC Write 22.3
MC Mixed 19.4
60% 20.8 GB/s
SC Read 16.9
SC Write 22.3
SC Mixed 19
55% 19.4 GB/s
Latency 61
66% 61 ns
Poor: 38%
This bench: 61.1%
Great: 63%
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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 10,314 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $984
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