MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 101%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (77th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 23 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 90.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics108% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive92.5% 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
2 months ago, 2 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory9.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0.5 Days
Run DateSep 14 '17 at 12:06
Run Duration177 Seconds
Run User NOR-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (77th 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 (73rd percentile)
90.3% Outstanding
SC Int 123
SC Float 126
SC Mixed 122
99% 124 Pts
QC Int 472
QC Float 482
QC Mixed 472
108% 475 Pts
MC Int 474
MC Float 492
MC Mixed 471
72% 479 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 90.3%
Great: 101%
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 way above expectations (94th percentile)
108% Outstanding
Lighting 344
Reflection 309
Parallax 360
108% 338 fps
MRender 207
Gravity 310
Splatting 242
109% 253 fps
Poor: 89%
This bench: 108%
Great: 110%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$148
152GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
109% Outstanding
Read 517
Write 397
Mixed 421
99% 445 MB/s
4K Read 43.5
4K Write 87.4
4K Mixed 42.1
166% 57.7 MB/s
DQ Read 344
DQ Write 278
DQ Mixed 119
142% 247 MB/s
Poor: 69%
This bench: 109%
Great: 118%
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB-$158
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 (88th percentile)
92.5% Outstanding
Read 507
Write 349
Mixed 352
89% 403 MB/s
4K Read 40.5
4K Write 67.1
4K Mixed 25.4
129% 44.3 MB/s
DQ Read 344
DQ Write 223
DQ Mixed 83
116% 217 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 92.5%
Great: 96%
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016)-$75
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 (97th percentile)
110% Outstanding
Read 196
Write 188
Mixed 151
134% 178 MB/s
4K Read 0.79
4K Write 1.96
4K Mixed 0.2
91% 0.98 MB/s
Poor: 71%
This bench: 110%
Great: 110%
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016)-$75
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
99.6% Outstanding
Read 178
Write 170
Mixed 159
127% 169 MB/s
4K Read 0.76
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.17
79% 0.81 MB/s
Poor: 71%
This bench: 99.6%
Great: 110%
Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB-$72
497GB free
Firmware: MX6OABB0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (40th percentile)
85.8% Excellent
Read 165
Write 135
Mixed 126
106% 142 MB/s
4K Read 0.63
4K Write 1.53
4K Mixed 0.19
76% 0.78 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 85.8%
Great: 110%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR3 1600 C10 2x8GB-$128
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
61.4% Good
MC Read 21.3
MC Write 22.4
MC Mixed 19.2
60% 21 GB/s
SC Read 16.2
SC Write 22.5
SC Mixed 19.6
56% 19.4 GB/s
Latency 60.8
66% 60.8 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 61.4%
Great: 64%
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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 7,956 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: 78% - Very good Total price: $970
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