MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 77%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 50%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 29%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (30th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 70 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 58.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics98.5% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load times.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory5.8 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 30 '18 at 13:41
Run Duration113 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing below expectations (30th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-4790-$321
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
58.3% Above average
1-Core 105
2-Core 211
74% 158 Pts
4-Core 267
8-Core 338
40% 303 Pts
64-Core 315
21% 315 Pts
Poor: 58%
This bench: 58.3%
Great: 78%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$540
Device(1B4C 119E) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 398.36
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
98.5% Outstanding
Lighting 161
Reflection 405
Parallax 422
42% 329 fps
MRender 242
Gravity 377
Splatting 247
102% 289 fps
Poor: 93%
This bench: 98.5%
Great: 115%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba DT01ABA200V 2TB
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: MZ4OACA0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 70 106 99 103 116 116 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
39.4% Below average
Read 35.8
Write 108
Mixed 21.8
SusWrite 102
48% 66.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.1
33% 0.3 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 39.4%
Great: 87%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 1866 C10 1x8GB
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 1333 MHz clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
37.4% Below average
MC Read 12.2
MC Write 12.7
MC Mixed 10.7
34% 11.9 GB/s
SC Read 10.7
SC Write 12.1
SC Mixed 11
32% 11.3 GB/s
Latency 56.2
71% 56.2 ns
Poor: 22%
This bench: 37.4%
Great: 40%
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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 22,869 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

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