MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 110%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 96%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 91%
Nuclear submarine
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (68th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 32 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 95.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics114% 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 Drive131% 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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 11 years and 9 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
Run History
2 months ago, 1 month ago.
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory10.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1200 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 30 '21 at 09:37
Run Duration163 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU4%
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 PC Performing above expectations (68th 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
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
95.2% Outstanding
Memory 97.5
1-Core 131
2-Core 258
94% 162 Pts
4-Core 508
8-Core 681
78% 595 Pts
64-Core 683
46% 683 Pts
Poor: 69%
This bench: 95.2%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$450
CLim: 2126 MHz, MLim: 2758 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 461.92
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
114% Outstanding
Lighting 140
Reflection 158
Parallax 142
113% 147 fps
MRender 124
Gravity 146
Splatting 131
115% 134 fps
Poor: 93%
This bench: 114%
Great: 117%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung SM951 AHCI PCIe M.2 512GB-$290
370GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXW25L0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 453 688 696 699 701 703 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
131% Outstanding
Read 696
Write 697
Mixed 550
SusWrite 657
146% 650 MB/s
4K Read 39.2
4K Write 93.7
4K Mixed 51.8
175% 61.6 MB/s
DQ Read 189
DQ Write 167
DQ Mixed 195
141% 183 MB/s
Poor: 122%
This bench: 131%
Great: 237%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 500GB-$24
73GB free
Firmware: KC47
SusWrite @10s intervals: 87 91 91 91 91 90 MB/s
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
50.5% Above average
Read 86
Write 82.5
Mixed 55
SusWrite 90.1
58% 78.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.7
122% 0.73 MB/s
Poor: 21%
This bench: 50.5%
Great: 77%
WD Green 1TB (2011)-$70
852GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 118 156 156 155 156 156 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
86.2% Excellent
Read 150
Write 148
Mixed 126
SusWrite 150
106% 143 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 0.9
200% 1.63 MB/s
Poor: 38%
This bench: 86.2%
Great: 87%
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB-$80
198GB free
Firmware: 1AJ10001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 109 116 116 116 116 115 MB/s
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
64.7% Good
Read 110
Write 33.7
Mixed 53
SusWrite 115
57% 77.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1.2
223% 1.63 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 64.7%
Great: 76%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Savage DDR3 2400 C11 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
85.1% Excellent
MC Read 31
MC Write 32.2
MC Mixed 26.8
86% 30 GB/s
SC Read 21.1
SC Write 24.2
SC Mixed 26.1
68% 23.8 GB/s
Latency 48.2
83% 48.2 ns
Poor: 39%
This bench: 85.1%
Great: 87%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Gaming
Gaming 45%
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Desktop
Desktop 87%
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Workstation
Workstation 38%
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Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $788
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