MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 101%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (40th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 60 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 good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 76.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics112% 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.
Boot Drive161% 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.
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 (22%). 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)
Memory26.2 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 13 '19 at 15:47
Run Duration157 Seconds
Run User NLD-User
Background CPU 22%

 PC Performing below expectations (40th 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 way below expectations (13th percentile)
76.5% Very good
SC Int 114
SC Float 94
SC Mixed 114
86% 108 Pts
QC Int 324
QC Float 342
QC Mixed 364
78% 343 Pts
MC Int 548
MC Float 589
MC Mixed 559
85% 565 Pts
Poor: 69%
This bench: 76.5%
Great: 100%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980 Ti-$480
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 430.86
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
112% Outstanding
Lighting 534
Reflection 270
Parallax 312
140% 372 fps
MRender 180
Gravity 274
Splatting 175
92% 210 fps
Poor: 73%
This bench: 112%
Great: 112%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB-$170
496GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 549 559 585 607 612 614 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
161% Outstanding
Read 647
Write 595
Mixed 587
SusWrite 588
136% 604 MB/s
4K Read 47.3
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 68.3
216% 74.6 MB/s
DQ Read 756
DQ Write 655
DQ Mixed 876
610% 762 MB/s
Poor: 218%
This bench: 161%
Great: 365%
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$103
47GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 352 361 369 335 121 95 MB/s
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
110% Outstanding
Read 488
Write 454
Mixed 382
SusWrite 272
90% 399 MB/s
4K Read 41.8
4K Write 97.7
4K Mixed 56.3
187% 65.3 MB/s
DQ Read 365
DQ Write 336
DQ Mixed 349
262% 350 MB/s
Poor: 81%
This bench: 110%
Great: 135%
WD Green 2TB (2011)-$68
1.5TB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51
SusWrite @10s intervals: 112 112 115 115 114 114 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
67% Good
Read 120
Write 111
Mixed 95.7
SusWrite 113
81% 110 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
149% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 30%
This bench: 67%
Great: 68%
WD Red 3TB (2012)-$97
1TB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 90 90 92 92 92 91 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
51.8% Above average
Read 89
Write 90.8
Mixed 71
SusWrite 91.2
63% 85.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 0.9
176% 1.37 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 51.8%
Great: 89%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 2400 C11 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR3 2400 MHz clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing below potential (21st percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
51.9% Above average
MC Read 19.4
MC Write 20.4
MC Mixed 15.8
53% 18.5 GB/s
SC Read 11.9
SC Write 13.4
SC Mixed 14.1
38% 13.1 GB/s
Latency 76.8
52% 76.8 ns
Poor: 46%
This bench: 51.9%
Great: 117%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds (explanation by AdoredTV).

Typical Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917) Builds (Compare 19,472 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $1,028
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