MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (57th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 43 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 84.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics111% 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.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (14%). 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)
Memory23.7 GB free of 32 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1600 x 900 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime7.4 Days
Run DateNov 04 '19 at 04:22
Run Duration135 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 14%

 PC Performing as expected (57th 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 4.6 GHz, turbo 5.25 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
84.2% Excellent
1-Core 134
2-Core 260
93% 197 Pts
4-Core 439
8-Core 678
71% 558 Pts
64-Core 689
46% 689 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 84.2%
Great: 91%
Graphics Cards Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 4600 (Desktop 1.25 GHz)-$15
MSI(1462 7917) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 20.19.15.4531
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
3.38% Terrible
Lighting 13.1
Reflection 19.4
Parallax 24.7
3% 19.1 fps
MRender 23.1
Gravity 8
Splatting 20.3
3% 17.1 fps
Poor: 2%
This bench: 3.38%
Great: 3%
Nvidia GTX 1080-$540
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2503 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 430.64
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
111% Outstanding
Lighting 427
Reflection 402
Parallax 420
112% 416 fps
MRender 247
Gravity 421
Splatting 260
112% 309 fps
Poor: 80%
This bench: 111%
Great: 114%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Corsair Force MP500 NVMe PCIe M.2 120GB-$48
15GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E7FM02.1 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 638
Write 631
Mixed 589
138% 619 MB/s
4K Read 41
4K Write 93.8
4K Mixed 47.3
172% 60.7 MB/s
DQ Read 672
DQ Write 708
DQ Mixed 452
406% 610 MB/s
Poor: 92% Great: 175%
Intel Raid 0 Volume 1TB
184GB free
Firmware: 1.0.
SusWrite @10s intervals: 140 146 148 145 148 143 MB/s
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
84% Excellent
Read 148
Write 128
Mixed 64.7
SusWrite 145
88% 121 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1.1
209% 1.6 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 84%
Great: 159%
Intel Raid 0 Volume 2TB
178GB free
Firmware: 1.0.
SusWrite @10s intervals: 111 108 113 112 112 112 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
78.7% Very good
Read 162
Write 136
Mixed 63.7
SusWrite 111
86% 118 MB/s
4K Read 1.8
4K Write 3.8
4K Mixed 1.6
323% 2.4 MB/s
Poor: 76%
This bench: 78.7%
Great: 214%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS8G3D1609DS1S00. 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
60.8% Good
MC Read 20.9
MC Write 21.7
MC Mixed 18.7
58% 20.4 GB/s
SC Read 16.5
SC Write 22.9
SC Mixed 19.8
56% 19.7 GB/s
Latency 55.7
72% 55.7 ns
Poor: 46%
This bench: 60.8%
Great: 64%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Desktop
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Workstation
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Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

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