MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 120%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (26th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 74 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 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 87.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics165% 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 Drive71.1% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
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 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)
Memory6.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150528
Uptime0.6 Days
Run DateJun 16 '17 at 10:54
Run Duration94 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing below expectations (26th 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-$339
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
87.5% Excellent
SC Int 121
SC Float 126
SC Mixed 121
98% 123 Pts
QC Int 423
QC Float 442
QC Mixed 433
98% 433 Pts
MC Int 618
MC Float 656
MC Mixed 645
96% 640 Pts
Poor: 74%
This bench: 87.5%
Great: 99%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti-$700
EVGA(3842 6696) ≥ 4GB
MaxC: 1999 MHz, MaxM: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 382.53
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
165% Outstanding
Lighting 540
Reflection 480
Parallax 572
166% 530 fps
MRender 259
Gravity 533
Splatting 276
135% 356 fps
Poor: 90%
This bench: 165%
Great: 184%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 1TB-$330
265GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
71.1% Very good
Read 493
Write 396
Mixed 412
97% 434 MB/s
4K Read 24.4
4K Write 41.5
4K Mixed 19.5
84% 28.5 MB/s
DQ Read 29.9
DQ Write 54.1
DQ Mixed 16.9
20% 33.6 MB/s
Poor: 71%
This bench: 71.1%
Great: 119%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL TridentX DDR3 2400 C10 2x8GB-$118
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 2400 MHz clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (3rd percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
27.5% Poor
MC Read 8.8
MC Write 9.1
MC Mixed 7.6
24% 8.5 GB/s
SC Read 8.6
SC Write 9
SC Mixed 8.5
25% 8.7 GB/s
Latency 70.7
57% 70.7 ns
Poor: 39%
This bench: 27.5%
Great: 89%
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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 8,228 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917) - $160

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $983
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HDDRAMUSB
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