MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 49%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (49th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 51 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 72.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics47.4% 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 Drive104% 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.
Memory12GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 12GB also allows for very large file and system caches, software development and batch photo editing/processing.
OS VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 8 years and 2 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory8.2 GB free of 12 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 13 '17 at 16:51
Run Duration121 Seconds
Run User EST-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing as expected (49th 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 i5-4670K-$256
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
72.5% Very good
SC Int 103
SC Float 105
SC Mixed 103
83% 104 Pts
QC Int 391
QC Float 380
QC Mixed 372
86% 381 Pts
MC Int 409
MC Float 406
MC Mixed 372
59% 396 Pts
Poor: 58%
This bench: 72.5%
Great: 95%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 770-$279
MSI(1462 2825) 2GB
CLim: 1241 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 385.41
Performing below expectations (40th percentile)
47.4% Average
Lighting 130
Reflection 100
Parallax 166
44% 132 fps
MRender 111
Gravity 147
Splatting 82.5
50% 113 fps
Poor: 42%
This bench: 47.4%
Great: 52%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$97
68GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
104% Outstanding
Read 504
Write 404
Mixed 271
87% 393 MB/s
4K Read 43.6
4K Write 91
4K Mixed 35.6
160% 56.7 MB/s
DQ Read 286
DQ Write 231
DQ Mixed 119
127% 212 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 104%
Great: 116%
Seagate Constellation ES.3 1TB-$45
882GB free
Firmware: SN06 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
93.9% Outstanding
Read 164
Write 163
Mixed 94.7
104% 141 MB/s
4K Read 1.42
4K Write 2.95
4K Mixed 0.56
176% 1.64 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 93.9%
Great: 98%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston KHX1600C10D3/8G KHX1866C10D3/4G KHX1866C10D3/4G 12GB
1600, 1333, 1333 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
36.5% Below average
MC Read 12.2
MC Write 12.5
MC Mixed 10.8
34% 11.8 GB/s
SC Read 10.8
SC Write 11.9
SC Mixed 10.7
32% 11.1 GB/s
Latency 66.9
60% 66.9 ns
Poor: 36%
This bench: 36.5%
Great: 50%
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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 10,068 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: 73% - Very good Total price: $1,064
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