MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 32%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 129%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 82%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (69th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 31 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 90.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics22.1% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
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.
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.
Run History
3 months ago, 3 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory10.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display3440 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150528
Uptime4.4 Days
Run DateMay 16 '18 at 17:22
Run Duration176 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (69th 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-$330
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
90.3% Outstanding
SC Int 130
SC Float 128
SC Mixed 131
104% 130 Pts
QC Int 426
QC Float 430
QC Mixed 434
98% 430 Pts
MC Int 647
MC Float 691
MC Mixed 686
101% 675 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 90.3%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$660
CLim: 2037 MHz, MLim: 2952 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 397.31
Performing below potential (1st percentile) - Disable monitor sync before benchmarking (60 fps cap detected)
22.1% Poor
Lighting 59.2
Reflection 59.8
Parallax 59.9
18% 59.6 fps
MRender 59.9
Gravity 58.7
Splatting 59.8
25% 59.5 fps
Poor: 61%
This bench: 22.1%
Great: 176%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$169
187GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
280% Outstanding
Read 2,696
Write 1,428
Mixed 1,429
407% 1,851 MB/s
4K Read 57.2
4K Write 147
4K Mixed 48.5
227% 84.3 MB/s
DQ Read 459
DQ Write 318
DQ Mixed 164
183% 314 MB/s
Poor: 159%
This bench: 280%
Great: 260%
SanDisk Extreme Pro 480GB-$209
91GB free
Firmware: X21200RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
106% Outstanding
Read 515
Write 458
Mixed 464
107% 479 MB/s
4K Read 32.7
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 30.1
145% 57 MB/s
DQ Read 355
DQ Write 301
DQ Mixed 61.6
119% 239 MB/s
Poor: 67%
This bench: 106%
Great: 108%
Seagate Desktop SSHD 2TB-$90
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC41 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
88.2% Excellent
Read 122
Write 185
Mixed 143
113% 150 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 5.01
4K Mixed 0.69
194% 2.1 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 88.2%
Great: 110%
WD My Book Essentials 2TB
765GB free, PID 1110
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
16.8% Very poor
Read 35.8
Write 36.4
Mixed 15.1
36% 29.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 1.18
4K Mixed 0.14
46% 0.54 MB/s
Poor: 12%
This bench: 16.8%
Great: 21%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown DDR3 1866 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1333 MHz clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
70.6% Very good
MC Read 25.3
MC Write 25.5
MC Mixed 21.6
69% 24.1 GB/s
SC Read 19.3
SC Write 24
SC Mixed 23.7
64% 22.3 GB/s
Latency 54.2
74% 54.2 ns
Poor: 39%
This bench: 70.6%
Great: 72%
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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 14,074 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: $955
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