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 (79th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 21 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.
Boot Drive121% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (20%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory13.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 17 '19 at 12:47
Run Duration136 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU 20%

 PC Performing above expectations (79th 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 4.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
92.2% Outstanding
Memory 96.1
1-Core 141
2-Core 264
96% 167 Pts
4-Core 475
8-Core 722
77% 599 Pts
64-Core 680
46% 680 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 92.2%
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: 431.36
Relative performance n/a - benchmarks incomplete
Lighting 589
Reflection 505
Parallax 659
155% 584 fps
Gravity 566
Splatting 286
191% 426 fps
Poor: 67% Great: 147%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$100
70GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 337 316 313 314 316 316 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
121% Outstanding
Read 505
Write 491
Mixed 394
SusWrite 319
96% 427 MB/s
4K Read 48.5
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 60.4
212% 74.9 MB/s
DQ Read 368
DQ Write 349
DQ Mixed 359
269% 358 MB/s
Poor: 74%
This bench: 121%
Great: 123%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
304GB free
Firmware: CC27
SusWrite @10s intervals: 138 139 138 140 140 138 MB/s
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
95.2% Outstanding
Read 193
Write 169
Mixed 86.5
SusWrite 139
107% 147 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.9
155% 1 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 95.2%
Great: 113%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016)-$66
371GB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 173 177 175 173 176 176 MB/s
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
95.6% Outstanding
Read 158
Write 122
Mixed 79.5
SusWrite 175
98% 134 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
138% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 95.6%
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 1600 MHz clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
71.8% Very good
MC Read 25.3
MC Write 25.9
MC Mixed 22.1
70% 24.4 GB/s
SC Read 20.4
SC Write 25.4
SC Mixed 24.2
67% 23.3 GB/s
Latency 53.5
75% 53.5 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 71.8%
Great: 66%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

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