MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 124%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer
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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 84.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics169% 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 Drive114% 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.
Very high background CPU (45%). 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)
Memory12.3 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 07:40
Run Duration113 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 45%

 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-$235
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
84.2% Excellent
SC Int 120
SC Float 122
SC Mixed 123
97% 122 Pts
QC Int 402
QC Float 427
QC Mixed 423
95% 418 Pts
MC Int 460
MC Float 464
MC Mixed 464
69% 462 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 84.2%
Great: 101%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti-$699
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
169% Outstanding
Lighting 555
Reflection 549
Parallax 585
175% 563 fps
MRender 280
Gravity 543
Splatting 296
165% 373 fps
Poor: 61%
This bench: 169%
Great: 178%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$150
345GB 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 (91st percentile)
114% Outstanding
Read 516
Write 403
Mixed 410
98% 443 MB/s
4K Read 44.2
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 45
178% 63.3 MB/s
DQ Read 358
DQ Write 288
DQ Mixed 27.4
101% 225 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 114%
Great: 118%
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 (93rd percentile)
95.3% Outstanding
Read 499
Write 283
Mixed 361
84% 381 MB/s
4K Read 34.8
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 29.9
150% 58.6 MB/s
DQ Read 342
DQ Write 271
DQ Mixed 118
140% 244 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 95.3%
Great: 97%
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 as expected (55th percentile)
58.3% Above average
MC Read 20.1
MC Write 21.6
MC Mixed 18.7
58% 20.1 GB/s
SC Read 15
SC Write 19.5
SC Mixed 18.1
50% 17.5 GB/s
Latency 64.8
62% 64.8 ns
Poor: 37%
This bench: 58.3%
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 8,006 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 81%
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: $968
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