MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 105%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (75th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 25 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 86.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics126% 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 Drive57.8% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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)
Memory7.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150811
Uptime1.9 Days
Run DateAug 11 '17 at 21:18
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing above expectations (75th 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 i5-4690K-$235
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
86.4% Excellent
SC Int 118
SC Float 116
SC Mixed 116
93% 117 Pts
QC Int 464
QC Float 468
QC Mixed 454
105% 462 Pts
MC Int 461
MC Float 466
MC Mixed 452
69% 460 Pts
Poor: 63%
This bench: 86.4%
Great: 100%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$535
PNY(196E 119E) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 2552 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 384.94
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
126% Outstanding
Lighting 408
Reflection 383
Parallax 403
126% 398 fps
MRender 234
Gravity 392
Splatting 245
127% 290 fps
Poor: 102%
This bench: 126%
Great: 142%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB-$57
28GB free
Firmware: 603ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
57.8% Above average
Read 422
Write 111
Mixed 154
50% 229 MB/s
4K Read 27.7
4K Write 88.5
4K Mixed 12.6
105% 42.9 MB/s
DQ Read 75.4
DQ Write 114
DQ Mixed 25
38% 71.4 MB/s
Poor: 29%
This bench: 57.8%
Great: 64%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$49
777GB free
Firmware: 02.01A02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
105% Outstanding
Read 186
Write 180
Mixed 157
131% 174 MB/s
4K Read 0.81
4K Write 2.92
4K Mixed 0.33
125% 1.36 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 105%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 1866 C10 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1333 MHz clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
70.7% Very good
MC Read 25.1
MC Write 26.3
MC Mixed 22.3
70% 24.6 GB/s
SC Read 17.7
SC Write 21.8
SC Mixed 22.7
59% 20.7 GB/s
Latency 54.6
73% 54.6 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 70.7%
Great: 74%
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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 8,528 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $964
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