MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 134%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 140%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 103%
UFO
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (80th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 20 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 98.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics163% 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 Drive203% 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.
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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory16.9 GB free of 24 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime7 Days
Run DateNov 19 '17 at 01:43
Run Duration156 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (80th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i7-4790K-$365
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
98.2% Outstanding
SC Int 142
SC Float 144
SC Mixed 143
114% 143 Pts
QC Int 465
QC Float 477
QC Mixed 471
107% 471 Pts
MC Int 711
MC Float 756
MC Mixed 748
110% 738 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 98.2%
Great: 97%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$808
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
163% Outstanding
Lighting 532
Reflection 524
Parallax 560
168% 539 fps
MRender 271
Gravity 523
Splatting 294
160% 363 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 163%
Great: 177%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB-$427
275GB free
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
252% Outstanding
Read 2,352
Write 1,457
Mixed 1,570
396% 1,793 MB/s
4K Read 50
4K Write 155
4K Mixed 34.2
202% 79.7 MB/s
DQ Read 51.3
DQ Write 405
DQ Mixed 236
180% 231 MB/s
Poor: 141%
This bench: 252%
Great: 278%
Samsung SM951 AHCI PCIe M.2 256GB-$220
76GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXW2500Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
203% Outstanding
Read 1,976
Write 984
Mixed 1,307
314% 1,422 MB/s
4K Read 44.6
4K Write 153
4K Mixed 30.3
187% 76 MB/s
DQ Read 45.4
DQ Write 356
DQ Mixed 30.5
74% 144 MB/s
Poor: 116%
This bench: 203%
Great: 221%
SanDisk Ultra II 480GB-$89
39GB free
Firmware: X41100RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
89.5% Excellent
Read 495
Write 347
Mixed 332
87% 391 MB/s
4K Read 37
4K Write 77
4K Mixed 20.3
123% 44.7 MB/s
DQ Read 367
DQ Write 210
DQ Mixed 13.2
84% 197 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 89.5%
Great: 108%
WD Green 2TB (2012)-$55
55GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
77.5% Very good
Read 136
Write 134
Mixed 138
103% 136 MB/s
4K Read 0.85
4K Write 2.18
4K Mixed 0.19
97% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 39%
This bench: 77.5%
Great: 84%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown CMY8GX3M2A1600C9 0215 CMY16GX3M2A1600C9 0215 CMY8GX3M2A1600C9 0215 CMY16GX3M2A1600C9 24GB
1600, 1600, 1600, 1600 MHz
4096, 8192, 4096, 8192 MB
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
84.7% Excellent
MC Read 31.1
MC Write 31.8
MC Mixed 26.5
85% 29.8 GB/s
SC Read 20.7
SC Write 26.4
SC Mixed 27.6
71% 24.9 GB/s
Latency 52.4
76% 52.4 ns
Poor: 48%
This bench: 84.7%
Great: 84%
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 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 13,966 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 58%
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Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917) - $160

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $849
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