MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 124%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 103%
UFO
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (72nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 28 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 87.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics146% 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.
Memory24GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 24GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (17%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory19.5 GB free of 24 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140731
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 23 '22 at 03:03
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU 17%

 PC Performing above expectations (72nd 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 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
87.1% Excellent
Memory 96.1
1-Core 126
2-Core 228
86% 150 Pts
4-Core 422
8-Core 652
66% 537 Pts
64-Core 649
40% 649 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 87.1%
Great: 89%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$649
CLim: 2025 MHz, MLim: 2778 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 516.59
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
146% Outstanding
Lighting 178
Reflection 191
Parallax 186
144% 185 fps
MRender 137
Gravity 193
Splatting 130
148% 153 fps
Poor: 114%
This bench: 146%
Great: 149%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$90
12GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 481
Write 456
Mixed 381
98% 439 MB/s
4K Read 41.9
4K Write 98.8
4K Mixed 55.3
187% 65.3 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 349
DQ Mixed 363
273% 364 MB/s
Poor: 72% Great: 124%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$30
604GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 153 157 155 153 151 150 MB/s
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
89.7% Excellent
Read 159
Write 151
Mixed 88.9
SusWrite 153
101% 138 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1.1
229% 1.7 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 89.7%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown CMY8GX3M2A2400C11 0215 CMY16GX3M2A2400C11 0215 CMY8GX3M2A2400C11 0215 CMY16GX3M2A2400C11 24GB
1600, 1600, 1600, 1600 MHz
4096, 8192, 4096, 8192 MB
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
81.3% Excellent
MC Read 31.3
MC Write 30.7
MC Mixed 23.2
81% 28.4 GB/s
SC Read 21.9
SC Write 24.3
SC Mixed 27.7
70% 24.6 GB/s
Latency 53.5
75% 53.5 ns
Poor: 49%
This bench: 81.3%
Great: 88%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 0: 0R 0G 0B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
0% 0% 0 36 30 60 23" 1280 720 HWP294A HP LA2306
Typical Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917) Builds (Compare 3,601 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 44%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski

Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $778
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