MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 101%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (67th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 33 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 86.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics115% 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 Drive86.5% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (13%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory9.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150811
Uptime2 Days
Run DateApr 14 '17 at 21:53
Run Duration151 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 13%

 PC Performing above expectations (67th 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-$334
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
86.8% Excellent
SC Int 130
SC Float 128
SC Mixed 127
103% 129 Pts
QC Int 424
QC Float 422
QC Mixed 413
95% 420 Pts
MC Int 647
MC Float 688
MC Mixed 677
100% 671 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 86.8%
Great: 99%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980 Ti-$560
EVGA(3842 4996) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1582 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 378.78
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
115% Outstanding
Lighting 492
Reflection 301
Parallax 339
135% 378 fps
MRender 199
Gravity 299
Splatting 188
100% 229 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 115%
Great: 114%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk SSD Plus 240GB-$84
103GB free
Firmware: U21010RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
86.5% Excellent
Read 492
Write 408
Mixed 451
100% 450 MB/s
4K Read 30.1
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 5.44
110% 48.2 MB/s
DQ Read 230
DQ Write 300
DQ Mixed 34.1
90% 188 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 86.5%
Great: 82%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$63
819GB free
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
99% Outstanding
Read 188
Write 157
Mixed 165
128% 170 MB/s
4K Read 0.58
4K Write 1.51
4K Mixed 0.21
76% 0.77 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 99%
Great: 108%
WD Blue 500GB (2008)-$47
434GB free
Firmware: 12.01C02 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
45.1% Average
Read 82.6
Write 74.1
Mixed 73.8
58% 76.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.58
4K Write 2.29
4K Mixed 0.37
107% 1.08 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 45.1%
Great: 71%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 2400 C11 2x8GB-$130
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (44th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
51.5% Above average
MC Read 17.6
MC Write 18.3
MC Mixed 15.8
49% 17.2 GB/s
SC Read 14.3
SC Write 19.2
SC Mixed 17.4
48% 17 GB/s
Latency 65.6
61% 65.6 ns
Poor: 27%
This bench: 51.5%
Great: 86%
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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 9,377 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: 73% - Very good Total price: $1,052
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HDDRAMUSB
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