MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 126%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 85%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (48th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 52 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 83.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics97.7% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive280% 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)
Memory26.5 GB free of 32 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime1.8 Days
Run DateFeb 14 '18 at 22:04
Run Duration117 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU6%

 PC Performing as expected (48th 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 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
83.9% Excellent
SC Int 133
SC Float 132
SC Mixed 133
106% 133 Pts
QC Int 441
QC Float 449
QC Mixed 380
96% 423 Pts
MC Int 664
MC Float 690
MC Mixed 667
101% 674 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 83.9%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$462
CLim: 2025 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 390.77
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
97.7% Outstanding
Lighting 439
Reflection 367
Parallax 452
137% 420 fps
MRender 164
Gravity 164
Splatting 161
68% 163 fps
Poor: 80%
This bench: 97.7%
Great: 140%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB-$299
439GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
280% Outstanding
Read 2,511
Write 1,426
Mixed 1,526
402% 1,821 MB/s
4K Read 54.6
4K Write 151
4K Mixed 60.2
240% 88.6 MB/s
DQ Read 491
DQ Write 381
DQ Mixed 182
205% 351 MB/s
Poor: 164%
This bench: 280%
Great: 299%
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$120
182GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 80% Great: 134%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600 C10 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
58.1% Above average
MC Read 19.4
MC Write 21.8
MC Mixed 17.6
56% 19.6 GB/s
SC Read 15.2
SC Write 23.1
SC Mixed 17.9
54% 18.7 GB/s
Latency 59.9
67% 59.9 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 58.1%
Great: 86%
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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 13,981 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917) - $160

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $977
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