MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD, HDD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (61st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 39 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 93.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics123% 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.
Memory16GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 16GB also allows for very large file and system caches, software development and batch photo editing/processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (15%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory12.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateMar 14 '18 at 02:50
Run Duration607 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 15%

 PC Performing above expectations (61st 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 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
93.8% Outstanding
SC Int 129
SC Float 129
SC Mixed 129
103% 129 Pts
QC Int 400
QC Float 471
QC Mixed 468
101% 446 Pts
MC Int 643
MC Float 689
MC Mixed 676
100% 669 Pts
Poor: 69%
This bench: 93.8%
Great: 102%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$510
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 391.1
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
123% Outstanding
Lighting 395
Reflection 371
Parallax 395
122% 387 fps
MRender 237
Gravity 377
Splatting 242
124% 285 fps
Poor: 68%
This bench: 123%
Great: 141%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 EVO M.2 250GB
91GB free
Firmware: EMT21B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 71% Great: 112%
Hitachi HDS721050CLA362 500GB-$59
322GB free
Firmware: JP2OA3GH Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 42% Great: 75%
WD Blue 500GB (2008)-$38
320GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 32% Great: 71%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLT8G3D1608DT2TXRG 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
62.5% Good
MC Read 21.6
MC Write 22.3
MC Mixed 19.3
60% 21.1 GB/s
SC Read 16.5
SC Write 23.4
SC Mixed 20
57% 20 GB/s
Latency 54.3
74% 54.3 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 62.5%
Great: 78%
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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 12,813 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: $967
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