MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 81%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (17th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 83 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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 79.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics89.8% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
High background CPU (21%). 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)
Memory17 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150811
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateAug 10 '18 at 19:12
Run Duration145 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 21%

 PC Performing way below expectations (17th 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 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
79.8% Very good
SC Int 112
SC Float 113
SC Mixed 114
90% 113 Pts
QC Int 356
QC Float 392
QC Mixed 392
86% 380 Pts
MC Int 542
MC Float 593
MC Mixed 558
84% 564 Pts
Poor: 69%
This bench: 79.8%
Great: 99%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980 Ti-$550
CLim: 1493 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 397.64
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
89.8% Excellent
Lighting 274
Reflection 266
Parallax 332
91% 291 fps
MRender 182
Gravity 258
Splatting 174
89% 204 fps
Poor: 59%
This bench: 89.8%
Great: 110%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 120GB-$94
6GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 419
Write 372
Mixed 328
83% 373 MB/s
4K Read 33.9
4K Write 90
4K Mixed 48.5
161% 57.5 MB/s
DQ Read 372
DQ Write 333
DQ Mixed 341
259% 349 MB/s
Poor: 67% Great: 115%
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$100
5GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 405
Write 363
Mixed 339
82% 369 MB/s
4K Read 38.9
4K Write 96.3
4K Mixed 46.7
170% 60.6 MB/s
DQ Read 370
DQ Write 337
DQ Mixed 349
263% 352 MB/s
Poor: 69% Great: 123%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
319GB free
Firmware: CC29
SusWrite @10s intervals: 115 115 115 115 96 114 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
65.8% Good
Read 118
Write 85
Mixed 72
SusWrite 112
71% 96.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
138% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 65.8%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL TridentX DDR3 2400 C10 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR3 2400 MHz clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (7th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
42.2% Average
MC Read 14.5
MC Write 15.1
MC Mixed 13.4
41% 14.3 GB/s
SC Read 10.3
SC Write 13.8
SC Mixed 11.8
34% 12 GB/s
Latency 71.2
56% 71.2 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 42.2%
Great: 120%
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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 12,261 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: 84% - Excellent Total price: $855
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