MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 136%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 126%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 93%
Nuclear submarine
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (83rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 17 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 97.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics173% 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 Drive102% 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.
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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory29.4 GB free of 32 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 07 '18 at 17:01
Run Duration108 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (83rd 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-$365
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
97.6% Outstanding
SC Int 130
SC Float 129
SC Mixed 130
104% 130 Pts
QC Int 499
QC Float 491
QC Mixed 496
112% 495 Pts
MC Int 647
MC Float 682
MC Mixed 682
100% 671 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 97.6%
Great: 97%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$713
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 390.77
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
173% Outstanding
Lighting 589
Reflection 531
Parallax 599
183% 573 fps
MRender 268
Gravity 551
Splatting 299
165% 373 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 173%
Great: 177%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$94
233GB free
Firmware: 3B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
241% Outstanding
Read 2,033
Write 1,179
Mixed 1,179
323% 1,464 MB/s
4K Read 58.3
4K Write 157
4K Mixed 41.2
224% 85.6 MB/s
DQ Read 560
DQ Write 407
DQ Mixed 206
229% 391 MB/s
Poor: 143%
This bench: 241%
Great: 231%
Samsung 850 Pro 256GB-$135
119GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXM04B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
102% Outstanding
Read 511
Write 504
Mixed 505
113% 507 MB/s
4K Read 44.8
4K Write 98.7
4K Mixed 31.9
161% 58.5 MB/s
DQ Read 44.2
DQ Write 98.4
DQ Mixed 32.2
36% 58.3 MB/s
Poor: 67%
This bench: 102%
Great: 126%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS8G3D1609DS1S00. 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
61.5% Good
MC Read 21.4
MC Write 22.1
MC Mixed 18.8
59% 20.8 GB/s
SC Read 15.9
SC Write 23.4
SC Mixed 21.1
58% 20.1 GB/s
Latency 58.1
69% 58.1 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 61.5%
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 14,902 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: 76% - Very good Total price: $955
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