MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (52nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 48 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 77.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics40.6% 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 DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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 (35%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
5 days ago, 5 days ago.
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory10.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime3.1 Days
Run DateDec 07 '17 at 20:48
Run Duration121 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 35%

 PC Performing as expected (52nd 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 4 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
77.5% Very good
SC Int 114
SC Float 116
SC Mixed 110
91% 113 Pts
QC Int 397
QC Float 396
QC Mixed 394
90% 396 Pts
MC Int 437
MC Float 419
MC Mixed 416
64% 424 Pts
Poor: 63%
This bench: 77.5%
Great: 100%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$180
MSI(1462 3201) 2GB
CLim: 1443 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
40.6% Average
Lighting 138
Reflection 113
Parallax 122
41% 124 fps
MRender 80.3
Gravity 119
Splatting 80
40% 93.2 fps
Poor: 34%
This bench: 40.6%
Great: 45%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$49
199GB free
Firmware: 03.01A03 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
90.4% Outstanding
Read 169
Write 146
Mixed 132
112% 149 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.56
4K Mixed 0.28
112% 1.21 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 90.4%
Great: 106%
WD My Passport 259F 1TB
871GB free, PID 259f
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
21.3% Poor
Read 41.7
Write 41
Mixed 34.5
50% 39.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.55
4K Write 2.01
4K Mixed 0.23
78% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 21.3%
Great: 45%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 1866 C10 2x8GB-$146
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
65.5% Good
MC Read 23.2
MC Write 25.2
MC Mixed 21.1
66% 23.2 GB/s
SC Read 16.4
SC Write 18.8
SC Mixed 15.7
48% 17 GB/s
Latency 57.4
70% 57.4 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 65.5%
Great: 71%
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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 8,523 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: 78% - Very good Total price: $964
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