MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 145%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 101%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 121%
UFO
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 an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: 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 95.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics152% 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 Drive259% 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.
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory12.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 13 '17 at 12:46
Run Duration607 Seconds
Run User NLD-User
Background CPU4%

 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 Server
Intel Core i7-4790K-$348
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
95.9% Outstanding
Memory 97.9
1-Core 139
2-Core 278
98% 172 Pts
4-Core 506
8-Core 728
80% 617 Pts
64-Core 729
49% 729 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 95.9%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$808
CLim: 2088 MHz, MLim: 2852 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 382.53
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
152% Outstanding
Lighting 597
Reflection 574
Parallax 691
157% 621 fps
MRender 289
Gravity 588
Splatting 308
152% 395 fps
Poor: 105%
This bench: 152%
Great: 147%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$140
328GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
259% Outstanding
Read 1,966
Write 1,417
Mixed 1,246
342% 1,543 MB/s
4K Read 60.4
4K Write 141
4K Mixed 57.1
239% 86.2 MB/s
DQ Read 558
DQ Write 410
DQ Mixed 215
234% 394 MB/s
Poor: 151%
This bench: 259%
Great: 257%
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB-$75
165GB free
Firmware: EXT0BB6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
97.4% Outstanding
Read 509
Write 349
Mixed 356
90% 405 MB/s
4K Read 44.1
4K Write 77.4
4K Mixed 27.2
143% 49.6 MB/s
DQ Read 371
DQ Write 244
DQ Mixed 83.6
123% 233 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 97.4%
Great: 116%
Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB-$152
2TB free
Firmware: MX6OABB0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
104% Outstanding
Read 178
Write 184
Mixed 173
134% 178 MB/s
4K Read 1.13
4K Write 2.22
4K Mixed 0.24
115% 1.2 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 104%
Great: 108%
Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB-$152
2TB free
Firmware: MX6OABB0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
103% Outstanding
Read 185
Write 174
Mixed 149
127% 170 MB/s
4K Read 0.87
4K Write 1.74
4K Mixed 0.18
88% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 103%
Great: 108%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
88.1% Excellent
Read 151
Write 156
Mixed 148
114% 152 MB/s
4K Read 0.77
4K Write 1.59
4K Mixed 0.25
89% 0.87 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 88.1%
Great: 113%
Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.C 1TB-$42
482GB free
Firmware: JP4OA39C Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
56% Above average
Read 92.8
Write 102
Mixed 102
75% 99.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.18
4K Mixed 0.42
89% 0.7 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 56%
Great: 76%
Philips USB Flash Drive 16GB
14GB free, PID 4200, phillips USB Flash Drive
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
6.5% Terrible
Read 23.6
Write 4.68
Mixed 4.89
10% 11.1 MB/s
4K Read 8.63
4K Write 0.005
4K Mixed 0.007
32% 2.88 MB/s
Poor: 3%
This bench: 6.5%
Great: 10%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Dominator DDR3 1600 C9 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 2200 MHz
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
81.2% Excellent
MC Read 28.8
MC Write 29.9
MC Mixed 25.3
80% 28 GB/s
SC Read 21.5
SC Write 26.1
SC Mixed 25.8
70% 24.5 GB/s
Latency 46.6
86% 46.6 ns
Poor: 30%
This bench: 81.2%
Great: 63%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

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