MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 142%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 77%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (57th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 43 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 84.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics206% 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 Drive91.6% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait times.
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.
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory12.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20141223
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 10 '18 at 03:03
Run Duration150 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU9%

 PC Performing as expected (57th 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 as expected (48th percentile)
84.2% Excellent
SC Int 115
SC Float 114
SC Mixed 117
92% 115 Pts
QC Int 412
QC Float 404
QC Mixed 412
93% 410 Pts
MC Int 605
MC Float 658
MC Mixed 648
95% 637 Pts
Poor: 69%
This bench: 84.2%
Great: 99%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2080 Ti-$1,000
Nvidia(10DE 12A4) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 416.16
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
206% Outstanding
Lighting 517
Reflection 601
Parallax 777
189% 632 fps
MRender 528
Gravity 641
Splatting 315
218% 495 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 206%
Great: 233%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Adata Premier SP550 240GB-$66
38GB free (System drive)
Firmware: O1203AB
SusWrite @10s intervals: 155 146 54 55 54 48 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
91.6% Outstanding
Read 494
Write 429
Mixed 402
SusWrite 85.4
79% 353 MB/s
4K Read 34
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 47.8
171% 63.7 MB/s
DQ Read 290
DQ Write 332
DQ Mixed 238
199% 287 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 91.6%
Great: 95%
WD Blue 500GB (2010)-$30
0GB free
Firmware: 17.01H17
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 61.3
Write 45.2
Mixed 41.5
37% 49.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.6
113% 0.83 MB/s
Poor: 23% Great: 69%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 500GB-$23
21GB free
Firmware: KC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 107 107 113 112 108 108 MB/s
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
51.4% Above average
Read 70
Write 72.3
Mixed 48.5
SusWrite 109
55% 75 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.6
112% 0.73 MB/s
Poor: 25%
This bench: 51.4%
Great: 76%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016)-$55
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 199 200 198 200 201 199 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
115% Outstanding
Read 200
Write 174
Mixed 87.7
SusWrite 200
121% 165 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.9
159% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 69%
This bench: 115%
Great: 117%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 2400 C11 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (40th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
50.9% Above average
MC Read 18.1
MC Write 18.5
MC Mixed 15.8
50% 17.5 GB/s
SC Read 13.1
SC Write 16.3
SC Mixed 14.9
42% 14.8 GB/s
Latency 66.3
60% 66.3 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 50.9%
Great: 87%
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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 12,282 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
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Desktop
Desktop 80%
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Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 86% - Excellent Total price: $832
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