MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (36th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 64 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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 76.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics65.7% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive79.8% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (38%). 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)
Memory4.5 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime4.3 Days
Run DateMay 20 '17 at 05:05
Run Duration145 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 38%

 PC Performing below expectations (36th 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 below expectations (24th percentile)
76.1% Very good
SC Int 115
SC Float 114
SC Mixed 114
91% 114 Pts
QC Int 374
QC Float 384
QC Mixed 374
86% 377 Pts
MC Int 458
MC Float 456
MC Mixed 448
68% 454 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 76.1%
Great: 101%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$370
Gigabyte(1458 3684) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 382.5
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
65.7% Good
Lighting 207
Reflection 176
Parallax 213
65% 199 fps
MRender 150
Gravity 187
Splatting 124
66% 154 fps
Poor: 55%
This bench: 65.7%
Great: 74%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Corsair Neutron GTX 240GB-$245
53GB free
Firmware: M311 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
79.8% Very good
Read 504
Write 319
Mixed 462
95% 428 MB/s
4K Read 27.1
4K Write 93.6
4K Mixed 18.3
114% 46.3 MB/s
DQ Read 27.5
DQ Write 284
DQ Mixed 77.2
83% 129 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 79.8%
Great: 100%
Seagate Desktop SSHD 1TB-$85
269GB free
Firmware: CC41 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
58.5% Above average
Read 102
Write 100
Mixed 143
88% 115 MB/s
4K Read 0.74
4K Write 5.21
4K Mixed 0.59
194% 2.18 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 58.5%
Great: 103%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$50
168GB 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 (4th percentile)
59.7% Above average
Read 106
Write 101
Mixed 99.6
77% 102 MB/s
4K Read 1.31
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 0.34
141% 1.42 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 59.7%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown DDR3 1866 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 1333 MHz clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
55.8% Above average
MC Read 19.7
MC Write 19.4
MC Mixed 18.5
55% 19.2 GB/s
SC Read 13.9
SC Write 17.5
SC Mixed 18.3
47% 16.6 GB/s
Latency 64.5
62% 64.5 ns
Poor: 34%
This bench: 55.8%
Great: 67%
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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 7,153 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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