MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (41st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 59 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 77.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics52.8% 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 Drive69.2% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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.
Very high background CPU (76%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
8 days ago, 8 days ago.
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory10.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20141223
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 15 '17 at 05:51
Run Duration141 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 76%

 PC Performing as expected (41st 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 4.1 GHz, turbo 5 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
77.8% Very good
SC Int 116
SC Float 119
SC Mixed 117
94% 118 Pts
QC Int 364
QC Float 382
QC Mixed 382
85% 376 Pts
MC Int 431
MC Float 464
MC Mixed 444
67% 447 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 77.8%
Great: 100%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$490
CLim: 2012 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing below potential (3rd percentile) - Disable monitor sync before benchmarking (142 fps cap detected)
52.8% Above average
Lighting 141
Reflection 143
Parallax 141
44% 142 fps
MRender 143
Gravity 142
Splatting 142
60% 142 fps
Poor: 88%
This bench: 52.8%
Great: 143%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$88
57GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
69.2% Good
Read 512
Write 159
Mixed 211
64% 294 MB/s
4K Read 34.9
4K Write 97
4K Mixed 16.1
125% 49.3 MB/s
DQ Read 35.8
DQ Write 113
DQ Mixed 17.2
30% 55.3 MB/s
Poor: 71%
This bench: 69.2%
Great: 115%
Seagate STM3500418AS 500GB
465GB free
Firmware: CC34 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
69.5% Good
Read 123
Write 119
Mixed 103
86% 115 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.79
4K Mixed 0.67
137% 1.05 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 69.5%
Great: 70%
WD Blue 320GB (2008)-$20
265GB free
Firmware: 12.01B01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
40.4% Average
Read 71
Write 69.5
Mixed 71.7
53% 70.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.59
4K Write 2.22
4K Mixed 0.4
110% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 30%
This bench: 40.4%
Great: 58%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 1600 C10 2x8GB-$110
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
57.9% Above average
MC Read 20.3
MC Write 22.1
MC Mixed 17.7
57% 20 GB/s
SC Read 13.6
SC Write 20.6
SC Mixed 16.4
48% 16.9 GB/s
Latency 63.5
63% 63.5 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 57.9%
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 8,037 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
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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: 79% - Very good Total price: $951
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