MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 56%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat
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 brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 90.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics52.7% 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 Drive92.6% 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.
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.
Run History
5 days ago, 5 days ago.
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory9.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0.4 Days
Run DateSep 14 '17 at 12:01
Run Duration193 Seconds
Run User NOR-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 4.3 GHz, turbo 5.25 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
90.1% Outstanding
SC Int 124
SC Float 122
SC Mixed 123
98% 123 Pts
QC Int 470
QC Float 488
QC Mixed 470
108% 476 Pts
MC Int 477
MC Float 484
MC Mixed 467
71% 476 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 90.1%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$410
MSI(1462 3303) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2037 MHz, MLim: 2027 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 385.41
Performing below potential (2nd percentile) - Disable monitor sync before benchmarking (141 fps cap detected)
52.7% Above average
Lighting 143
Reflection 140
Parallax 143
44% 142 fps
MRender 137
Gravity 142
Splatting 142
59% 141 fps
Poor: 85%
This bench: 52.7%
Great: 112%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$150
152GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
112% Outstanding
Read 516
Write 414
Mixed 421
100% 450 MB/s
4K Read 43.5
4K Write 87.5
4K Mixed 45.9
171% 59 MB/s
DQ Read 355
DQ Write 271
DQ Mixed 120
142% 248 MB/s
Poor: 70%
This bench: 112%
Great: 118%
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB-$120
71GB free
Firmware: EXT0DB6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
92.6% Outstanding
Read 507
Write 350
Mixed 353
89% 403 MB/s
4K Read 40.5
4K Write 67
4K Mixed 25.4
129% 44.3 MB/s
DQ Read 340
DQ Write 230
DQ Mixed 81.8
116% 217 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 92.6%
Great: 95%
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016)-$70
3TB free
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
110% Outstanding
Read 195
Write 190
Mixed 162
136% 182 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.87
4K Mixed 0.19
88% 0.95 MB/s
Poor: 77%
This bench: 110%
Great: 112%
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016)-$70
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
99% Outstanding
Read 176
Write 169
Mixed 165
128% 170 MB/s
4K Read 0.76
4K Write 1.58
4K Mixed 0.19
82% 0.84 MB/s
Poor: 77%
This bench: 99%
Great: 112%
Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB-$70
497GB free
Firmware: MX6OABB0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
81.1% Excellent
Read 156
Write 126
Mixed 124
102% 136 MB/s
4K Read 0.65
4K Write 1.58
4K Mixed 0.15
74% 0.8 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 81.1%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR3 1600 C10 2x8GB-$129
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
61.5% Good
MC Read 21
MC Write 22.5
MC Mixed 19.4
60% 21 GB/s
SC Read 16.4
SC Write 22.7
SC Mixed 20
56% 19.7 GB/s
Latency 61.6
65% 61.6 ns
Poor: 30%
This bench: 61.5%
Great: 63%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

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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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