MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 31%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 39%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 17%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (60th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 40 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including moderate gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 42.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics42.5% 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 DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load times.
Memory4GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and although it's sufficient for most games, some will benefit from up to 8GB of RAM. 4GB is also enough for modest file and system caches which allow for a responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (100%). 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)
Memory1.1 GB free of 4 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 19 '17 at 12:41
Run Duration157 Seconds
Run User MYS-User
Background CPU 100%

 PC Performing above expectations (60th 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 G3260
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
42.7% Average
SC Int 82.4
SC Float 79
SC Mixed 82.9
65% 81.4 Pts
QC Int 188
QC Float 187
QC Mixed 185
42% 187 Pts
MC Int 188
MC Float 190
MC Mixed 169
27% 182 Pts
Poor: 34%
This bench: 42.7%
Great: 47%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti-$145
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 382.53
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
42.5% Average
Lighting 133
Reflection 84.5
Parallax 135
41% 117 fps
MRender 81.4
Gravity 130
Splatting 86.9
43% 99.6 fps
Poor: 35%
This bench: 42.5%
Great: 43%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba DT01ACA050 500GB-$34
280GB free
Firmware: MS1OA750 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
73.9% Very good
Read 128
Write 130
Mixed 130
98% 129 MB/s
4K Read 0.44
4K Write 1.55
4K Mixed 0.17
66% 0.72 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 73.9%
Great: 98%
SanDisk Ultra 16GB
14GB free, PID 5590
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
19.3% Very poor
Read 38.7
Write 23.2
Mixed 27.5
36% 29.8 MB/s
4K Read 4.22
4K Write 2.47
4K Mixed 1.5
151% 2.73 MB/s
Poor: 12%
This bench: 19.3%
Great: 45%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown TEAMGROUP-UD3-1600 1x4GB
1 of 4 slots used
4GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
29% Poor
MC Read 10.2
MC Write 10.3
MC Mixed 8.9
28% 9.8 GB/s
SC Read 6.6
SC Write 7.7
SC Mixed 7.2
20% 7.17 GB/s
Latency 84.4
47% 84.4 ns
Poor: 19%
This bench: 29%
Great: 33%
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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 10,097 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $1,055
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