MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht
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. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 72.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics66.1% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive107% 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.
Very high background CPU (33%). 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)
Memory12.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit kleuren
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20141223
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 21 '17 at 14:23
Run Duration117 Seconds
Run User NLD-User
Background CPU 33%

 PC Performing as expected (56th 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 below expectations (21st percentile)
72.2% Very good
SC Int 104
SC Float 103
SC Mixed 102
82% 103 Pts
QC Int 361
QC Float 358
QC Mixed 366
82% 362 Pts
MC Int 391
MC Float 382
MC Mixed 412
59% 395 Pts
Poor: 59%
This bench: 72.2%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$370
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 381.65
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
66.1% Good
Lighting 196
Reflection 180
Parallax 217
62% 198 fps
MRender 159
Gravity 185
Splatting 129
79% 158 fps
Poor: 48%
This bench: 66.1%
Great: 72%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$165
314GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
107% Outstanding
Read 509
Write 410
Mixed 409
98% 443 MB/s
4K Read 41.1
4K Write 80
4K Mixed 42.7
159% 54.6 MB/s
DQ Read 318
DQ Write 254
DQ Mixed 109
130% 227 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 107%
Great: 118%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 1866 C9 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1867 MHz clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing below potential (54th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
59% Above average
MC Read 21.3
MC Write 22.4
MC Mixed 18
59% 20.6 GB/s
SC Read 15.1
SC Write 19.2
SC Mixed 17.5
49% 17.3 GB/s
Latency 67.9
59% 67.9 ns
Poor: 37%
This bench: 59%
Great: 90%
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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 8,873 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: 71% - Very good Total price: $1,084
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