MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing GPU
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (73rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 27 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 90.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Boot Drive119% 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)
Memory12.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0.4 Days
Run DateJul 10 '19 at 08:43
Run Duration139 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (73rd 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 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
90.5% Outstanding
Memory 92.7
1-Core 111
2-Core 261
88% 155 Pts
4-Core 483
8-Core 646
74% 564 Pts
64-Core 646
43% 646 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 90.5%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$808
CLim: 2025 MHz, MLim: 2952 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 430.86
Relative performance n/a - benchmarks incomplete
Lighting 541
Reflection 493
Parallax 624
142% 553 fps
Gravity 524
Splatting 286
177% 405 fps
Poor: 120% Great: 147%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$100
84GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 352 294 318 319 317 289 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
119% Outstanding
Read 501
Write 477
Mixed 397
SusWrite 315
95% 422 MB/s
4K Read 45.3
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 60.5
203% 70.8 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 348
DQ Mixed 357
270% 362 MB/s
Poor: 73%
This bench: 119%
Great: 123%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
300GB free
Firmware: CC27
SusWrite @10s intervals: 125 125 126 125 127 125 MB/s
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
91.4% Outstanding
Read 193
Write 125
Mixed 86.9
SusWrite 126
97% 133 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
146% 1 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 91.4%
Great: 115%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016)-$70
449GB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 173 175 175 175 177 176 MB/s
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
98.8% Outstanding
Read 170
Write 119
Mixed 81.6
SusWrite 175
100% 136 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
138% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 98.8%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Sniper DDR3 1600 C9 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
59.5% Above average
MC Read 22.2
MC Write 21.5
MC Mixed 16.7
58% 20.1 GB/s
SC Read 16
SC Write 23.2
SC Mixed 19.9
56% 19.7 GB/s
Latency 62.7
64% 62.7 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 59.5%
Great: 69%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Gaming
Gaming 47%
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Desktop
Desktop 88%
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Workstation
Workstation 40%
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Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $788
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