MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 48%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (68th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 32 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 60.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics48.7% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive108% 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.
High background CPU (21%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory11.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20141223
Uptime1.6 Days
Run DateMar 21 '17 at 01:51
Run Duration137 Seconds
Run User ESP-User
Background CPU 21%

 PC Performing above expectations (68th 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 Pentium G3258-$72
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
60.1% Good
SC Int 131
SC Float 129
SC Mixed 130
104% 130 Pts
QC Int 240
QC Float 249
QC Mixed 237
55% 242 Pts
MC Int 246
MC Float 244
MC Mixed 242
37% 244 Pts
Poor: 34%
This bench: 60.1%
Great: 62%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD HD 7970-$435
AMD(1002 3000) 3GB
MaxC: 1050 MHz, MaxM: 1500 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 17.2.1
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
48.7% Average
Lighting 145
Reflection 83.7
Parallax 195
50% 141 fps
MRender 64
Gravity 142
Splatting 91.6
36% 99.1 fps
Poor: 40%
This bench: 48.7%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Evo 500GB-$308
427GB free
Firmware: EXT0BB0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
84.6% Excellent
Read 496
Write 165
Mixed 355
74% 339 MB/s
4K Read 44.1
4K Write 72.2
4K Mixed 28.8
142% 48.4 MB/s
DQ Read 347
DQ Write 217
DQ Mixed 96.5
122% 220 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 84.6%
Great: 98%
Micron_M550_MTFDDAV256MAY 256GB
157GB free
Firmware: MU01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
108% Outstanding
Read 520
Write 469
Mixed 484
110% 491 MB/s
4K Read 30.4
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 38
149% 56.7 MB/s
DQ Read 331
DQ Write 260
DQ Mixed 66.4
112% 219 MB/s
Poor: 73%
This bench: 108%
Great: 113%
WD Blue 2TB (2015)-$67
1TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
72.6% Very good
Read 124
Write 129
Mixed 122
94% 125 MB/s
4K Read 0.86
4K Write 0.44
4K Mixed 0.26
73% 0.52 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 72.6%
Great: 87%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 1600 C9 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
59% Above average
MC Read 18.6
MC Write 22.2
MC Mixed 19.1
57% 20 GB/s
SC Read 16.2
SC Write 22.1
SC Mixed 18.9
54% 19.1 GB/s
Latency 60.5
66% 60.5 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 59%
Great: 63%
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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 7,762 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: 77% - Very good Total price: $992
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