MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 136%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 131%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 95%
Nuclear submarine
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (90th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 10 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
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 95.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics171% 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 Drive264% 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.
Run History
5 months ago, 2 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory29.1 GB free of 32 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateFeb 13 '18 at 04:26
Run Duration135 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing way above expectations (90th 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 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
95.9% Outstanding
SC Int 130
SC Float 132
SC Mixed 130
104% 131 Pts
QC Int 504
QC Float 465
QC Mixed 482
110% 484 Pts
MC Int 654
MC Float 697
MC Mixed 684
102% 679 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 95.9%
Great: 97%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$750
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 390.77
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
171% Outstanding
Lighting 547
Reflection 526
Parallax 653
181% 575 fps
MRender 269
Gravity 550
Splatting 290
164% 370 fps
Poor: 56%
This bench: 171%
Great: 177%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Pro 256GB-$162
238GB free
Firmware: EXM04B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
116% Outstanding
Read 516
Write 504
Mixed 503
114% 508 MB/s
4K Read 45.5
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 52.7
190% 66.3 MB/s
DQ Read 156
DQ Write 99.8
DQ Mixed 32.3
50% 96.1 MB/s
Poor: 77%
This bench: 116%
Great: 124%
Sandisk S128G 126GB
117GB free
Firmware: 3.2.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
53.3% Above average
Read 457
Write 320
Mixed 346
83% 374 MB/s
4K Read 18.2
4K Write 18.1
4K Mixed 8.84
48% 15 MB/s
DQ Read 39
DQ Write 18
DQ Mixed 9.05
12% 22 MB/s
Poor: 30%
This bench: 53.3%
Great: 51%
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$111
114GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
264% Outstanding
Read 2,517
Write 1,222
Mixed 1,356
373% 1,699 MB/s
4K Read 60
4K Write 159
4K Mixed 46.9
235% 88.6 MB/s
DQ Read 493
DQ Write 368
DQ Mixed 26.8
130% 296 MB/s
Poor: 153%
This bench: 264%
Great: 237%
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 (87th percentile)
61.8% Good
MC Read 21.9
MC Write 21.9
MC Mixed 18.8
60% 20.9 GB/s
SC Read 17
SC Write 23.4
SC Mixed 20.9
58% 20.4 GB/s
Latency 59
68% 59 ns
Poor: 43%
This bench: 61.8%
Great: 64%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

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Desktop
Desktop 80%
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Workstation
Workstation 59%
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Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917) - $160

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $978
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