MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 136%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 106%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 87%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (61st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 39 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 105%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics178% 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.
Boot Drive115% 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)
Memory22 GB free of 24 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 13 '18 at 09:15
Run Duration159 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing above expectations (61st 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 4.7 GHz, turbo 5.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
105% Outstanding
SC Int 139
SC Float 140
SC Mixed 134
110% 137 Pts
QC Int 506
QC Float 534
QC Mixed 548
120% 530 Pts
MC Int 697
MC Float 747
MC Mixed 735
109% 726 Pts
Poor: 68%
This bench: 105%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$770
CLim: 2037 MHz, MLim: 3002 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 390.65
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
178% Outstanding
Lighting 589
Reflection 532
Parallax 671
191% 597 fps
MRender 275
Gravity 569
Splatting 297
169% 380 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 178%
Great: 177%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$100
156GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
115% Outstanding
Read 734
Write 555
Mixed 556
137% 615 MB/s
4K Read 55.6
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 22.9
168% 60.4 MB/s
DQ Read 57.2
DQ Write 115
DQ Mixed 24.2
36% 65.3 MB/s
Poor: 137%
This bench: 115%
Great: 234%
Seagate ST5000LM000-2AN170 5TB
4TB free
Firmware: 0001 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
62.5% Good
Read 113
Write 103
Mixed 55
67% 90.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.79
4K Write 4.92
4K Mixed 0.48
177% 2.06 MB/s
Poor: 29%
This bench: 62.5%
Great: 67%
Toshiba P300 2TB-$55
1.5TB free
Firmware: MX4OACF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
57.9% Above average
Read 78.8
Write 123
Mixed 105
77% 102 MB/s
4K Read 0.45
4K Write 0.85
4K Mixed 0.14
50% 0.48 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 57.9%
Great: 111%
Seagate Barracuda Green 2TB-$115
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC3C Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
54.6% Above average
Read 73.2
Write 117
Mixed 94.6
72% 95 MB/s
4K Read 0.48
4K Write 0.74
4K Mixed 0.14
50% 0.45 MB/s
Poor: 38%
This bench: 54.6%
Great: 77%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown F3-14900CL9-4GBXL 0420 F3-1866C9-8GXM 0420 F3-14900CL9-4GBXL 0420 F3-1866C9-8GXM 24GB
1867, 1867, 1867, 1867 MHz
4096, 8192, 4096, 8192 MB
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
70.6% Very good
MC Read 24.8
MC Write 25.5
MC Mixed 21.6
68% 24 GB/s
SC Read 19.9
SC Write 25.4
SC Mixed 23.5
66% 22.9 GB/s
Latency 52.7
76% 52.7 ns
Poor: 49%
This bench: 70.6%
Great: 71%
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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 12,974 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: 80% - Very good Total price: $910
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