MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 107%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (77th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 23 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 very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 83.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics129% 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 Drive106% 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.
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.
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory10.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20141223
Uptime5.2 Days
Run DateOct 15 '19 at 03:36
Run Duration148 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (77th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-4790K-$348
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
83.8% Excellent
1-Core 128
2-Core 247
89% 188 Pts
4-Core 455
8-Core 650
72% 553 Pts
64-Core 646
43% 646 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 83.8%
Great: 91%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$695
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 436.48
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
129% Outstanding
Lighting 529
Reflection 491
Parallax 552
138% 524 fps
MRender 253
Gravity 512
Splatting 277
118% 347 fps
Poor: 79%
This bench: 129%
Great: 141%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Pro 512GB-$300
219GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXM04B0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 309 274 250 254 219 225 MB/s
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
106% Outstanding
Read 508
Write 390
Mixed 309
SusWrite 255
82% 365 MB/s
4K Read 36.4
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 48.3
177% 65.9 MB/s
DQ Read 372
DQ Write 311
DQ Mixed 164
171% 282 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 106%
Great: 117%
Samsung 850 Evo 1TB-$330
417GB free
Firmware: EMT03B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 441 463 472 488 488 488 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
134% Outstanding
Read 494
Write 457
Mixed 422
SusWrite 474
104% 462 MB/s
4K Read 46.7
4K Write 128
4K Mixed 66.1
223% 80.1 MB/s
DQ Read 371
DQ Write 336
DQ Mixed 358
268% 355 MB/s
Poor: 80%
This bench: 134%
Great: 135%
Intel X25-M 160GB
19GB free
Firmware: 2CV102HD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 104 99 105 92 52 69 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
45.9% Average
Read 252
Write 105
Mixed 136
SusWrite 86.9
32% 145 MB/s
4K Read 22.7
4K Write 70.7
4K Mixed 12.1
87% 35.2 MB/s
DQ Read 155
DQ Write 89.1
DQ Mixed 85.3
73% 110 MB/s
Poor: 23%
This bench: 45.9%
Great: 46%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 1600 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (64th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
52.3% Above average
MC Read 18.2
MC Write 18.6
MC Mixed 15.9
50% 17.6 GB/s
SC Read 14.5
SC Write 19.2
SC Mixed 17.4
49% 17 GB/s
Latency 65.1
62% 65.1 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 52.3%
Great: 62%
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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 22,041 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 51%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 47% - Average Total price: $977
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