MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 110%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (44th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 56 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 74.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics135% 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 Drive205% 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)
Memory11.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.4 GHz
Display3440 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20141223
Uptime8.4 Days
Run DateNov 05 '19 at 11:17
Run Duration112 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing as expected (44th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-4690K-$168
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
74.2% Very good
1-Core 110
2-Core 218
77% 164 Pts
4-Core 422
8-Core 422
58% 422 Pts
64-Core 422
28% 422 Pts
Poor: 54%
This bench: 74.2%
Great: 90%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$808
MSI(1462 3607) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 441.8
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
135% Outstanding
Lighting 512
Reflection 486
Parallax 552
134% 517 fps
MRender 256
Gravity 524
Splatting 280
136% 353 fps
Poor: 119%
This bench: 135%
Great: 146%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
HP EX920 NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB-$100
379GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SVN139B Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 695 864 193 185 201 336 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
205% Outstanding
Read 1,063
Write 1,293
Mixed 972
SusWrite 412
210% 935 MB/s
4K Read 44.4
4K Write 149
4K Mixed 89.1
260% 94.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1,357
DQ Write 1,091
DQ Mixed 1,101
857% 1,183 MB/s
Poor: 207%
This bench: 205%
Great: 351%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 1866 C9 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1400 MHz clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (57th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
52.6% Above average
MC Read 18.2
MC Write 19.1
MC Mixed 16.7
51% 18 GB/s
SC Read 14.1
SC Write 18.5
SC Mixed 16.1
46% 16.2 GB/s
Latency 69.4
58% 69.4 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 52.6%
Great: 73%
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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 22,881 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

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