MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 75%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (84th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 16 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 82.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics117% 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 Drive133% 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)
Memory14.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1824 x 1026 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 16 '21 at 17:01
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%
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 PC Performing above expectations (84th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-4690K-$175
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
82.2% Excellent
Memory 89.7
1-Core 114
2-Core 225
83% 143 Pts
4-Core 432
8-Core 435
59% 433 Pts
64-Core 434
29% 434 Pts
Poor: 59%
This bench: 82.2%
Great: 90%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$540
EVGA(3842 6288) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2025 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 466.63
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
117% Outstanding
Lighting 147
Reflection 150
Parallax 140
119% 146 fps
MRender 118
Gravity 148
Splatting 125
115% 130 fps
Poor: 95%
This bench: 117%
Great: 115%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
HFM256GDJTNG-8310A 256GB
85GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 80002C00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 251 365 356 352 343 317 MB/s
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
133% Outstanding
Read 629
Write 441
Mixed 522
SusWrite 331
108% 481 MB/s
4K Read 34.6
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 58.9
188% 69 MB/s
DQ Read 569
DQ Write 703
DQ Mixed 622
473% 631 MB/s
Poor: 81%
This bench: 133%
Great: 151%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 1600 C9 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
61.7% Good
MC Read 22.5
MC Write 23.1
MC Mixed 18.2
61% 21.3 GB/s
SC Read 16.6
SC Write 21.5
SC Mixed 20.9
56% 19.7 GB/s
Latency 67.7
59% 67.7 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 61.7%
Great: 65%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 69: 9R 6G 6B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
69% 19% 109 332 274 60 22.7" 1920 1080 HWP3060 HP E221
History:
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Gaming
Gaming 45%
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Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 39%
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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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