MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (58th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 42 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. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 80.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics68.4% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive112% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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)
Memory7.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150811
Uptime3.3 Days
Run DateMar 21 '17 at 03:42
Run Duration120 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing as expected (58th 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 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
80.6% Excellent
SC Int 111
SC Float 110
SC Mixed 109
88% 110 Pts
QC Int 421
QC Float 432
QC Mixed 422
96% 425 Pts
MC Int 427
MC Float 425
MC Mixed 422
64% 425 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 80.6%
Great: 101%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$370
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 378.92
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
68.4% Good
Lighting 217
Reflection 189
Parallax 204
66% 203 fps
MRender 159
Gravity 199
Splatting 130
70% 162 fps
Poor: 55%
This bench: 68.4%
Great: 74%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$96
87GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
112% Outstanding
Read 501
Write 398
Mixed 412
97% 437 MB/s
4K Read 44.2
4K Write 89.5
4K Mixed 46.1
173% 59.9 MB/s
DQ Read 367
DQ Write 273
DQ Mixed 111
140% 250 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 112%
Great: 116%
WD Black 2TB (2013)-$75
112GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
62.4% Good
Read 111
Write 106
Mixed 96.7
78% 105 MB/s
4K Read 0.57
4K Write 2.91
4K Mixed 0.22
102% 1.23 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 62.4%
Great: 111%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 1600 C9 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (68th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
53.4% Above average
MC Read 18.4
MC Write 19.4
MC Mixed 16.5
52% 18.1 GB/s
SC Read 14.9
SC Write 18.2
SC Mixed 17.5
48% 16.9 GB/s
Latency 65.8
61% 65.8 ns
Poor: 27%
This bench: 53.4%
Great: 62%
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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 7,155 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $1,085
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