MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 139%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 104%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 85%
Aircraft carrier
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 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 93%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics193% is a record breaking 3D score, it's almost off the scale. This GPU can handle all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive108% 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory12.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150811
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 10 '17 at 17:10
Run Duration143 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing above expectations (79th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i7-4790K-$365
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.7 GHz, turbo 5.5 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
93% Outstanding
SC Int 138
SC Float 140
SC Mixed 136
110% 138 Pts
QC Int 451
QC Float 456
QC Mixed 444
102% 450 Pts
MC Int 680
MC Float 717
MC Mixed 719
106% 706 Pts
Poor: 69%
This bench: 93%
Great: 99%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$450
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 382.33
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
193% Outstanding
Lighting 670
Reflection 663
Parallax 749
216% 694 fps
MRender 446
Gravity 436
Splatting 356
176% 412 fps
Poor: 64%
This bench: 193%
Great: 139%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$100
163GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
108% Outstanding
Read 514
Write 415
Mixed 418
100% 449 MB/s
4K Read 46.7
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 27.7
161% 59.3 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 289
DQ Mixed 74.6
127% 249 MB/s
Poor: 69%
This bench: 108%
Great: 123%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$40
929GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
99.7% Outstanding
Read 193
Write 155
Mixed 138
121% 162 MB/s
4K Read 1.26
4K Write 2.29
4K Mixed 0.32
131% 1.29 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 99.7%
Great: 106%
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$73
795GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
104% Outstanding
Read 189
Write 175
Mixed 161
131% 175 MB/s
4K Read 1.14
4K Write 2.47
4K Mixed 0.35
133% 1.32 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 104%
Great: 105%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 2400 C11 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
68.9% Good
MC Read 24.3
MC Write 24.9
MC Mixed 20.3
66% 23.2 GB/s
SC Read 19.1
SC Write 25.2
SC Mixed 22.8
64% 22.4 GB/s
Latency 49.6
81% 49.6 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 68.9%
Great: 86%
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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 12,282 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 86% - Excellent Total price: $832
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HDDRAMUSB
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