MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 137%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 108%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 87%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (63rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 37 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 98.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics183% is a record breaking 3D score, it's almost off the scale. This GPU can handle all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive135% 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.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB 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.
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory27.1 GB free of 32 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 27 '18 at 23:55
Run Duration260 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU6%

 PC Performing above expectations (63rd 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 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
98.1% Outstanding
SC Int 134
SC Float 136
SC Mixed 131
107% 134 Pts
QC Int 505
QC Float 504
QC Mixed 495
114% 501 Pts
MC Int 658
MC Float 689
MC Mixed 701
102% 683 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 98.1%
Great: 97%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$750
CLim: 2050 MHz, MLim: 2852 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 390.65
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
183% Outstanding
Lighting 599
Reflection 550
Parallax 683
195% 611 fps
MRender 278
Gravity 588
Splatting 307
174% 391 fps
Poor: 56%
This bench: 183%
Great: 177%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$111
167GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
135% Outstanding
Read 731
Write 549
Mixed 570
137% 617 MB/s
4K Read 54.6
4K Write 98.8
4K Mixed 40.1
186% 64.5 MB/s
DQ Read 437
DQ Write 297
DQ Mixed 159
175% 298 MB/s
Poor: 153%
This bench: 135%
Great: 237%
Samsung 850 Pro 128GB-$205
78GB free
Firmware: EXM02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
116% Outstanding
Read 525
Write 451
Mixed 472
108% 483 MB/s
4K Read 37.9
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 41.1
172% 65 MB/s
DQ Read 363
DQ Write 316
DQ Mixed 135
157% 271 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 116%
Great: 116%
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$121
51GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
118% Outstanding
Read 516
Write 415
Mixed 423
100% 451 MB/s
4K Read 48.1
4K Write 99.8
4K Mixed 51.2
191% 66.4 MB/s
DQ Read 357
DQ Write 257
DQ Mixed 121
141% 245 MB/s
Poor: 83%
This bench: 118%
Great: 134%
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$121
30GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
117% Outstanding
Read 514
Write 415
Mixed 416
100% 448 MB/s
4K Read 46.3
4K Write 100
4K Mixed 50.9
188% 65.7 MB/s
DQ Read 359
DQ Write 257
DQ Mixed 29.6
97% 215 MB/s
Poor: 83%
This bench: 117%
Great: 134%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB-$75
970GB free
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
77.4% Very good
Read 141
Write 130
Mixed 133
101% 135 MB/s
4K Read 0.44
4K Write 1.45
4K Mixed 0.22
70% 0.71 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 77.4%
Great: 112%
WD My Passport 0827 2TB
1.5TB free, PID 0827
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
28.3% Poor
Read 66.6
Write 62.8
Mixed 84.3
94% 71.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.31
4K Write 1.57
4K Mixed 0.16
60% 0.68 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 28.3%
Great: 42%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 1600 C9 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
61.9% Good
MC Read 22
MC Write 21.9
MC Mixed 18.6
60% 20.8 GB/s
SC Read 16.4
SC Write 23.7
SC Mixed 20.7
58% 20.3 GB/s
Latency 56.3
71% 56.3 ns
Poor: 39%
This bench: 61.9%
Great: 65%
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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 13,340 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: 75% - Very good Total price: $978
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