MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 61%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (57th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 43 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 74.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics63.4% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive106% 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.
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.
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory5.8 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150811
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 14 '17 at 00:00
Run Duration137 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing as expected (57th 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 3.5 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
74.4% Very good
SC Int 103
SC Float 104
SC Mixed 101
82% 103 Pts
QC Int 395
QC Float 390
QC Mixed 388
89% 391 Pts
MC Int 394
MC Float 397
MC Mixed 390
59% 394 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 74.4%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$350
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 378.49
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
63.4% Good
Lighting 190
Reflection 176
Parallax 194
59% 187 fps
MRender 158
Gravity 179
Splatting 126
66% 154 fps
Poor: 56%
This bench: 63.4%
Great: 73%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 250GB-$90
209GB free
Firmware: X41110WD Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
89.5% Excellent
Read 498
Write 349
Mixed 339
88% 395 MB/s
4K Read 39.6
4K Write 76.6
4K Mixed 21.5
128% 45.9 MB/s
DQ Read 285
DQ Write 211
DQ Mixed 45.3
89% 180 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 89.5%
Great: 82%
SanDisk Extreme Pro 240GB-$105
85GB free
Firmware: X21200RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
106% Outstanding
Read 499
Write 473
Mixed 448
106% 473 MB/s
4K Read 35.5
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 29
145% 55.4 MB/s
DQ Read 330
DQ Write 319
DQ Mixed 18.8
98% 223 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 106%
Great: 108%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$57
339GB free
Firmware: CC41 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
80.3% Excellent
Read 149
Write 131
Mixed 121
100% 134 MB/s
4K Read 0.54
4K Write 1.63
4K Mixed 0.26
82% 0.81 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 80.3%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 1600 C9 2x4GB-$57
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
56% Above average
MC Read 19.7
MC Write 20.4
MC Mixed 17.3
55% 19.1 GB/s
SC Read 15.4
SC Write 18.5
SC Mixed 16.8
48% 16.9 GB/s
Latency 61.8
65% 61.8 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 56%
Great: 62%
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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 9,965 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 58%
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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HDDRAMUSB
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