MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 140%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 111%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 95%
Nuclear submarine
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (63rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 37 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: 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 92.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics194% 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 Drive171% 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
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory13.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 19 '19 at 02:41
Run Duration110 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-4790K-$348
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.9 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
92.2% Outstanding
Memory 90.1
1-Core 141
2-Core 279
96% 170 Pts
4-Core 508
8-Core 746
81% 627 Pts
64-Core 746
50% 746 Pts
Poor: 73%
This bench: 92.2%
Great: 95%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2080-Ti-$1,180
Gigabyte(1458 37B8) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3535 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 425.31
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
194% Outstanding
Lighting 672
Reflection 638
Parallax 859
176% 723 fps
MRender 551
Gravity 701
Splatting 334
196% 529 fps
Poor: 70%
This bench: 194%
Great: 196%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel 660p NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB-$110
612GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 002C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 628 647 644 662 664 662 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
171% Outstanding
Read 734
Write 660
Mixed 605
SusWrite 651
149% 663 MB/s
4K Read 55.3
4K Write 133
4K Mixed 71.5
246% 86.7 MB/s
DQ Read 634
DQ Write 527
DQ Mixed 272
288% 478 MB/s
Poor: 135%
This bench: 171%
Great: 268%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 1600 CL10 Series 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
56.7% Above average
MC Read 19.5
MC Write 20.4
MC Mixed 17.5
55% 19.1 GB/s
SC Read 15.3
SC Write 22.6
SC Mixed 19.6
55% 19.2 GB/s
Latency 67
60% 67 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 56.7%
Great: 63%
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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 27,758 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer

Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 50% - Above average Total price: $818
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