MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 115%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (37th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 63 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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 66.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics159% 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 Drive92.8% 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.
High background CPU (23%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory12.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime20.8 Days
Run DateDec 07 '17 at 21:10
Run Duration143 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 23%

 PC Performing below expectations (37th 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 way below expectations (8th percentile)
66.9% Good
SC Int 99.4
SC Float 101
SC Mixed 99.9
80% 100 Pts
QC Int 342
QC Float 348
QC Mixed 330
77% 340 Pts
MC Int 366
MC Float 362
MC Mixed 381
56% 370 Pts
Poor: 63%
This bench: 66.9%
Great: 100%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti-$750
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 388.43
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
159% Outstanding
Lighting 454
Reflection 504
Parallax 606
158% 522 fps
MRender 267
Gravity 528
Splatting 290
160% 361 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 159%
Great: 180%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$88
145GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ !4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
92.8% Outstanding
Read 499
Write 399
Mixed 409
97% 436 MB/s
4K Read 39.3
4K Write 77.6
4K Mixed 38.3
150% 51.7 MB/s
DQ Read 41.2
DQ Write 80.7
DQ Mixed 108
69% 76.6 MB/s
Poor: 69%
This bench: 92.8%
Great: 116%
Spcc Solid State Disk 120GB
108GB free
Firmware: S9FM02.6 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
54.4% Above average
Read 398
Write 170
Mixed 192
55% 253 MB/s
4K Read 29.4
4K Write 59.4
4K Mixed 7.17
85% 32 MB/s
DQ Read 117
DQ Write 81
DQ Mixed 9.52
31% 69.3 MB/s
Poor: 38%
This bench: 54.4%
Great: 84%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$55
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
105% Outstanding
Read 194
Write 171
Mixed 173
135% 179 MB/s
4K Read 0.64
4K Write 1.34
4K Mixed 0.29
84% 0.75 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 105%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLT8G3D1608DT1TX0. 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (11th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
42.2% Average
MC Read 13.8
MC Write 15.5
MC Mixed 13.9
41% 14.4 GB/s
SC Read 11.2
SC Write 14.5
SC Mixed 13
37% 12.9 GB/s
Latency 82.2
49% 82.2 ns
Poor: 30%
This bench: 42.2%
Great: 67%
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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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