MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 84%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 71%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (55th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 45 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 80.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics109% 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 Drive84.2% 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.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
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)
Memory4.3 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime1 Days
Run DateNov 17 '16 at 07:37
Run Duration291 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU3%
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 PC Performing as expected (55th 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 below expectations (29th percentile)
80.2% Excellent
Memory 89.6
1-Core 115
2-Core 223
83% 143 Pts
4-Core 382
8-Core 619
64% 500 Pts
64-Core 627
42% 627 Pts
Poor: 71%
This bench: 80.2%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$450
Driver: nvd3dumx Ver. 21.21.13.7586
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
109% Outstanding
Lighting 137
Reflection 148
Parallax 139
114% 142 fps
MRender 116
Gravity 134
Splatting 109
70% 120 fps
Poor: 94%
This bench: 109%
Great: 115%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Liteonit LAT-128M2S 128GB
78GB free
Firmware: PMDA Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
51.3% Above average
Read 373
Write 189
Mixed 251
60% 271 MB/s
4K Read 16.3
4K Write 50.7
4K Mixed 16.4
72% 27.8 MB/s
DQ Read 76.4
DQ Write 57.1
DQ Mixed 28.2
32% 53.9 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 51.3%
Great: 51%
Crucial BX100 120GB-$70
27GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (85th percentile)
84.2% Excellent
Read 507
Write 180
Mixed 266
70% 318 MB/s
4K Read 30.1
4K Write 100
4K Mixed 34.3
143% 54.9 MB/s
DQ Read 258
DQ Write 177
DQ Mixed 67.7
91% 167 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 84.2%
Great: 88%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$38
83GB free
Firmware: 03.01A03 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
57% Above average
Read 91.8
Write 107
Mixed 105
76% 101 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.21
4K Mixed 0.26
96% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 57%
Great: 109%
USB DISK 3.0 124GB
115GB free, PID 5500
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
5.98% Terrible
Read 23.9
Write 4.81
Mixed 7.73
12% 12.1 MB/s
4K Read 6.18
4K Write 0.003
4K Mixed 0.002
23% 2.06 MB/s
Poor: 5%
This bench: 5.98%
Great: 42%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Value DDR3 1600 C11 1x8GB
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
30.1% Below average
MC Read 10.1
MC Write 9.7
MC Mixed 8.2
27% 9.33 GB/s
SC Read 8.6
SC Write 10.7
SC Mixed 9.8
28% 9.7 GB/s
Latency 67.7
59% 67.7 ns
Poor: 22%
This bench: 30.1%
Great: 34%

 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 8,449 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 53% - Above average Total price: $758
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