MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 43%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 43%
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 73.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics40.5% 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 Drive111% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 8 years and 4 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)
Memory12.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20150811
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 13 '17 at 11:47
Run Duration93 Seconds
Run User ITA-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 i5-4570-$210
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
73.3% Very good
SC Int 98.3
SC Float 101
SC Mixed 98
79% 99.1 Pts
QC Int 376
QC Float 385
QC Mixed 388
87% 383 Pts
MC Int 354
MC Float 385
MC Mixed 370
55% 370 Pts
Poor: 56%
This bench: 73.3%
Great: 78%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$180
EVGA(3842 2963) 2GB
CLim: 1392 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 385.41
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
40.5% Average
Lighting 136
Reflection 108
Parallax 124
41% 123 fps
MRender 83.3
Gravity 116
Splatting 80.6
40% 93.1 fps
Poor: 34%
This bench: 40.5%
Great: 45%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 1TB-$275
440GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
111% Outstanding
Read 495
Write 393
Mixed 222
82% 370 MB/s
4K Read 43.3
4K Write 99.3
4K Mixed 49.1
181% 63.9 MB/s
DQ Read 281
DQ Write 229
DQ Mixed 121
127% 210 MB/s
Poor: 71%
This bench: 111%
Great: 118%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 C9 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
61.9% Good
MC Read 21.9
MC Write 22.9
MC Mixed 20.3
62% 21.7 GB/s
SC Read 15.6
SC Write 18.2
SC Mixed 17.5
49% 17.1 GB/s
Latency 61.2
65% 61.2 ns
Poor: 39%
This bench: 61.9%
Great: 65%
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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 8,488 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 77% - Very good Total price: $973
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