MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 53%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (39th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 61 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 74.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics67.7% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
High background CPU (24%). 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)
Memory10.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit farver, 1280 x 1024 - 32 Bit farver
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140731
Uptime2.8 Days
Run DateAug 13 '17 at 08:26
Run Duration173 Seconds
Run User DNK-User
Background CPU 24%

 PC Performing below expectations (39th 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 (26th percentile)
74.6% Very good
SC Int 110
SC Float 107
SC Mixed 104
85% 107 Pts
QC Int 395
QC Float 398
QC Mixed 384
89% 392 Pts
MC Int 408
MC Float 404
MC Mixed 400
61% 404 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 74.6%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$370
CLim: 1505 MHz, MLim: 1802 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 384.76
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
67.7% Good
Lighting 211
Reflection 179
Parallax 221
66% 204 fps
MRender 157
Gravity 192
Splatting 126
69% 158 fps
Poor: 55%
This bench: 67.7%
Great: 73%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB-$60
46GB free
Firmware: 541ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 29% Great: 65%
Seagate ST3160812AS 160GB-$16
142GB free
Firmware: 3.AAE Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
35.8% Below average
Read 66.6
Write 58.1
Mixed 65.1
48% 63.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.58
4K Write 1.26
4K Mixed 0.35
87% 0.73 MB/s
Poor: 24%
This bench: 35.8%
Great: 40%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 500GB-$33
58GB free
Firmware: KC48 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 44% Great: 73%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLT8G3D1608DT1TX0. 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
54.5% Above average
MC Read 18.6
MC Write 20
MC Mixed 17.8
54% 18.8 GB/s
SC Read 14.8
SC Write 18.8
SC Mixed 16.5
48% 16.7 GB/s
Latency 71.9
56% 71.9 ns
Poor: 30%
This bench: 54.5%
Great: 77%
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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 9,303 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $1,077
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