MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (65th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 35 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 82.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics42.4% 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 Drive85.6% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (11%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory12.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime2.8 Days
Run DateDec 07 '17 at 18:27
Run Duration111 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 11%

 PC Performing above expectations (65th 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 (50th percentile)
82.3% Excellent
SC Int 112
SC Float 114
SC Mixed 111
90% 113 Pts
QC Int 431
QC Float 436
QC Mixed 430
98% 432 Pts
MC Int 431
MC Float 436
MC Mixed 430
65% 432 Pts
Poor: 63%
This bench: 82.3%
Great: 100%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$200
CLim: 1544 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
42.4% Average
Lighting 145
Reflection 120
Parallax 128
43% 131 fps
MRender 80.1
Gravity 124
Splatting 85.2
42% 96.6 fps
Poor: 32%
This bench: 42.4%
Great: 45%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial BX100 250GB-$155
20GB free
Firmware: MU02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
85.6% Excellent
Read 513
Write 368
Mixed 424
97% 435 MB/s
4K Read 25.8
4K Write 99.2
4K Mixed 21.9
120% 49 MB/s
DQ Read 29.7
DQ Write 298
DQ Mixed 57.5
76% 128 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 85.6%
Great: 101%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$35
315GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
93% Outstanding
Read 186
Write 138
Mixed 130
113% 151 MB/s
4K Read 0.69
4K Write 2.23
4K Mixed 0.32
106% 1.08 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 93%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS4G3D1609DS1S00. 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
63.6% Good
MC Read 22.4
MC Write 23.2
MC Mixed 20.2
63% 21.9 GB/s
SC Read 16.4
SC Write 20.4
SC Mixed 19.8
54% 18.9 GB/s
Latency 58.1
69% 58.1 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 63.6%
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 8,565 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: $962
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