MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (76th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 24 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 79.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics67.5% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive52.2% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (17%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
2 months ago, 2 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory3.5 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150811
Uptime5.6 Days
Run DateJul 17 '17 at 23:32
Run Duration148 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 17%

 PC Performing above expectations (76th 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 (48th percentile)
79.8% Very good
SC Int 108
SC Float 109
SC Mixed 106
86% 108 Pts
QC Int 428
QC Float 435
QC Mixed 420
97% 428 Pts
MC Int 428
MC Float 432
MC Mixed 423
64% 427 Pts
Poor: 59%
This bench: 79.8%
Great: 99%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$350
MSI(1462 3161) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 382.5
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
67.5% Good
Lighting 215
Reflection 184
Parallax 203
65% 201 fps
MRender 155
Gravity 196
Splatting 128
69% 160 fps
Poor: 54%
This bench: 67.5%
Great: 72%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$97
179GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
107% Outstanding
Read 493
Write 404
Mixed 417
98% 438 MB/s
4K Read 29.7
4K Write 92.6
4K Mixed 47.1
154% 56.5 MB/s
DQ Read 352
DQ Write 274
DQ Mixed 119
142% 248 MB/s
Poor: 71%
This bench: 107%
Great: 115%
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB-$55
72GB free
Firmware: 608ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
52.2% Above average
Read 482
Write 110
Mixed 159
54% 250 MB/s
4K Read 14.3
4K Write 82.1
4K Mixed 12.3
81% 36.2 MB/s
DQ Read 26.8
DQ Write 93.5
DQ Mixed 9.72
22% 43.3 MB/s
Poor: 30%
This bench: 52.2%
Great: 64%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$47
906GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
104% Outstanding
Read 196
Write 167
Mixed 161
131% 175 MB/s
4K Read 1.15
4K Write 2.69
4K Mixed 0.36
138% 1.4 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 104%
Great: 104%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR3 1600 C9 2x4GB-$60
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
62.9% Good
MC Read 22.1
MC Write 23
MC Mixed 20.4
62% 21.8 GB/s
SC Read 15.7
SC Write 19.8
SC Mixed 18.6
52% 18 GB/s
Latency 59
68% 59 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 62.9%
Great: 64%
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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 10,095 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 64%
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Desktop
Desktop 80%
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Workstation
Workstation 59%
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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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HDDRAMUSB
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