MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 111%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 112%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 79%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (75th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 25 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 85.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
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 Drive72% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
Memory24GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 24GB 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory21.3 GB free of 24 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 07 '18 at 15:02
Run Duration192 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (75th 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-$352
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
85.7% Excellent
SC Int 115
SC Float 115
SC Mixed 119
93% 116 Pts
QC Int 416
QC Float 436
QC Mixed 425
96% 426 Pts
MC Int 584
MC Float 625
MC Mixed 612
91% 607 Pts
Poor: 69%
This bench: 85.7%
Great: 102%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$510
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 388.31
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
124% Outstanding
Lighting 399
Reflection 382
Parallax 398
123% 393 fps
MRender 236
Gravity 382
Splatting 241
125% 286 fps
Poor: 68%
This bench: 124%
Great: 141%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX300 525GB-$119
270GB free
Firmware: M0CR031 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
85.6% Excellent
Read 482
Write 343
Mixed 343
86% 389 MB/s
4K Read 26.4
4K Write 74.7
4K Mixed 25.4
112% 42.2 MB/s
DQ Read 317
DQ Write 210
DQ Mixed 45.4
93% 191 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 85.6%
Great: 85%
Samsung 840 250GB-$192
152GB free
Firmware: DXT06B0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
72% Very good
Read 480
Write 193
Mixed 149
60% 274 MB/s
4K Read 27.7
4K Write 93.1
4K Mixed 12.7
108% 44.5 MB/s
DQ Read 293
DQ Write 178
DQ Mixed 12.7
69% 161 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 72%
Great: 77%
Crucial M500 960GB-$300
144GB free
Firmware: MU03 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
93.8% Outstanding
Read 491
Write 417
Mixed 444
100% 451 MB/s
4K Read 25.8
4K Write 99.7
4K Mixed 25.9
125% 50.5 MB/s
DQ Read 260
DQ Write 255
DQ Mixed 54.1
96% 190 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 93.8%
Great: 100%
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$116
134GB free
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
4KALIGNED
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
240% Outstanding
Read 2,157
Write 1,264
Mixed 1,217
341% 1,546 MB/s
4K Read 56
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 42.5
204% 73.5 MB/s
DQ Read 437
DQ Write 281
DQ Mixed 162
174% 293 MB/s
Poor: 166%
This bench: 240%
Great: 262%
SanDisk Ultra II 960GB-$228
107GB free
Firmware: X41200RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
88.2% Excellent
Read 495
Write 347
Mixed 332
87% 391 MB/s
4K Read 36.9
4K Write 73.6
4K Mixed 21
122% 43.8 MB/s
DQ Read 322
DQ Write 204
DQ Mixed 43.5
92% 190 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 88.2%
Great: 82%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown CMY8GX3M2A2400C11 0215 CMY16GX3M2A2400C11 0215 CMY8GX3M2A2400C11 0215 CMY16GX3M2A2400C11 24GB
1600, 1600, 1600, 1600 MHz
4096, 8192, 4096, 8192 MB
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
83.5% Excellent
MC Read 30.3
MC Write 31.7
MC Mixed 26.3
84% 29.4 GB/s
SC Read 21
SC Write 21.8
SC Mixed 26.9
66% 23.2 GB/s
Latency 49.2
81% 49.2 ns
Poor: 50%
This bench: 83.5%
Great: 88%
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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 12,817 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
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Desktop
Desktop 80%
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Workstation
Workstation 58%
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Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917) - $160

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $986
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