MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 167%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 142%
UFO
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (78th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 22 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 78.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics221% 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.
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 10 is not the most recent version of Windows, it remains a great option.
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory8.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140731
Uptime3.2 Days
Run DateJul 26 '22 at 00:21
Run Duration238 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing above expectations (78th percentile)

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

Processor BenchNormalHeavyServer
Intel Core i7-4790K-$348
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
78.5% Very good
Memory 88.5
1-Core 121
2-Core 226
83% 145 Pts
4-Core 370
8-Core 614
60% 492 Pts
64-Core 621
38% 621 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 78.5%
Great: 87%
Graphics Card Bench3D DX93D DX103D DX11
Nvidia RTX 3080-Ti-$660
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 4750 MHz, Ram: 12GB, Driver: 516.59
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
221% Outstanding
Lighting 330
Reflection 290
Parallax 340
269% 320 fps
MRender 373
Gravity 267
Splatting 193
218% 278 fps
Poor: 162%
This bench: 221%
Great: 225%
Drives BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Pro 128GB-$66
2GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXM01B6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential test incomplete
Read 386
Write 280
Mixed 242
67% 302 MB/s
4K Read 37.7
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 46.4
174% 64.2 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 283
DQ Mixed 287
226% 316 MB/s
Poor: 71% Great: 119%
Samsung 860 Evo 2TB-$220
1TB free
Firmware: RVT04B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 456 466 473 488 471 464 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
129% Outstanding
Read 502
Write 479
Mixed 459
SusWrite 470
108% 477 MB/s
4K Read 42.8
4K Write 117
4K Mixed 61.6
206% 73.9 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 341
DQ Mixed 356
268% 358 MB/s
Poor: 89%
This bench: 129%
Great: 133%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$22
661GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 160 164 165 165 165 163 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
104% Outstanding
Read 198
Write 136
Mixed 107
SusWrite 164
111% 151 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1.2
234% 1.63 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 104%
Great: 109%
USB Flash Memory 4GB
3GB free, PID 6544
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 8.6 8.9 8.7 8.6 8.7 8.7 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
7.29% Terrible
Read 22.7
Write 9
Mixed 7.5
SusWrite 8.7
14% 12 MB/s
4K Read 8.9
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 0
33% 2.97 MB/s
Poor: 3%
This bench: 7.29%
Great: 7%
Memory Kit BenchMulti coreSingle coreLatency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 2133 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 2133 MHz clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (59th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
51.6% Above average
MC Read 18
MC Write 18.5
MC Mixed 15.9
50% 17.5 GB/s
SC Read 14
SC Write 18.8
SC Mixed 17
47% 16.6 GB/s
Latency 69
58% 69 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 51.6%
Great: 79%

 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 6,906 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski

Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Above average Total price: $648
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