MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 65%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (66th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 34 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 80.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics67.2% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive97.8% 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory5.5 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150811
Uptime3.9 Days
Run DateSep 14 '17 at 10:33
Run Duration114 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing above expectations (66th 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 (43rd percentile)
80.9% Excellent
SC Int 115
SC Float 117
SC Mixed 113
92% 115 Pts
QC Int 430
QC Float 441
QC Mixed 417
97% 429 Pts
MC Int 434
MC Float 438
MC Mixed 428
65% 433 Pts
Poor: 68%
This bench: 80.9%
Great: 100%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$250
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 382.5
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
67.2% Good
Lighting 213
Reflection 182
Parallax 200
64% 198 fps
MRender 156
Gravity 195
Splatting 129
69% 160 fps
Poor: 50%
This bench: 67.2%
Great: 73%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$154
50GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
97.8% Outstanding
Read 496
Write 403
Mixed 414
97% 438 MB/s
4K Read 28.7
4K Write 53.3
4K Mixed 41.1
124% 41 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 248
DQ Mixed 120
142% 250 MB/s
Poor: 69%
This bench: 97.8%
Great: 118%
Hitachi HTS545050A7E380 500GB
182GB free
Firmware: GG2OACY0 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
47.8% Average
Read 85.7
Write 80.9
Mixed 79.9
62% 82.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.49
4K Write 1.26
4K Mixed 0.17
63% 0.64 MB/s
Poor: 31%
This bench: 47.8%
Great: 57%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR3 1866 C10 2x4GB-$69
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 1333 MHz clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
68.4% Good
MC Read 24.8
MC Write 24.8
MC Mixed 21.2
68% 23.6 GB/s
SC Read 18.3
SC Write 21.5
SC Mixed 21
58% 20.3 GB/s
Latency 54.2
74% 54.2 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 68.4%
Great: 67%
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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 7,925 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $975
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