MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 105%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (56th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 44 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 68.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics135% 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 Drive110% 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.
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory9.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140918
Uptime31.9 Days
Run DateMay 12 '18 at 22:26
Run Duration151 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing as expected (56th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-4790K-$348
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
68.2% Good
1-Core 118
2-Core 202
77% 160 Pts
4-Core 380
8-Core 623
64% 501 Pts
64-Core 624
42% 624 Pts
Poor: 54%
This bench: 68.2%
Great: 88%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$750
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 397.64
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
135% Outstanding
Lighting 550
Reflection 530
Parallax 582
144% 554 fps
MRender 272
Gravity 540
Splatting 294
125% 368 fps
Poor: 97%
This bench: 135%
Great: 142%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
OCZ VERTEX2 50GB
41GB free
Firmware: 1.37 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
46.5% Average
Read 204
Write 78.9
Mixed 108
28% 130 MB/s
4K Read 27.7
4K Write 77
4K Mixed 14.3
101% 39.6 MB/s
DQ Read 122
DQ Write 78
DQ Mixed 9.94
32% 69.9 MB/s
Poor: 19%
This bench: 46.5%
Great: 46%
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$86
40GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
110% Outstanding
Read 501
Write 402
Mixed 413
98% 439 MB/s
4K Read 43
4K Write 91
4K Mixed 44.1
170% 59.4 MB/s
DQ Read 336
DQ Write 265
DQ Mixed 25.8
94% 209 MB/s
Poor: 76%
This bench: 110%
Great: 124%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB-$59
142GB free
Firmware: HP35 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
48% Average
Read 83.3
Write 83.9
Mixed 81.6
62% 82.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.55
4K Write 1.13
4K Mixed 0.42
91% 0.7 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 48%
Great: 69%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown BLS4G3D1609DS1S00. 1315 BLS4G3D1609DS1S00. 1315 BLS8G3D1609DS1S00. 16GB
1600, 1600, 1600 MHz
4096, 4096, 8192 MB
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
58.2% Above average
MC Read 20
MC Write 21.5
MC Mixed 18.2
57% 19.9 GB/s
SC Read 14.5
SC Write 21
SC Mixed 18.2
51% 17.9 GB/s
Latency 62.1
64% 62.1 ns
Poor: 36%
This bench: 58.2%
Great: 63%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds (explanation by AdoredTV).

Typical Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917) Builds (Compare 20,238 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 45% - Average Total price: $993
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HDDRAMUSB
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