MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 116%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (38th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 62 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 70.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics158% 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 Drive87.4% 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 (28%). 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)
Memory13.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 07 '17 at 21:21
Run Duration139 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 28%

 PC Performing below expectations (38th 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 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
70.5% Very good
SC Int 103
SC Float 104
SC Mixed 103
83% 104 Pts
QC Int 361
QC Float 351
QC Mixed 356
81% 356 Pts
MC Int 358
MC Float 360
MC Mixed 360
54% 359 Pts
Poor: 63%
This bench: 70.5%
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 (35th percentile)
158% Outstanding
Lighting 462
Reflection 510
Parallax 566
154% 512 fps
MRender 272
Gravity 522
Splatting 296
160% 363 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 158%
Great: 178%
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 below expectations (28th percentile)
87.4% Excellent
Read 512
Write 414
Mixed 411
99% 446 MB/s
4K Read 39
4K Write 79
4K Mixed 24.2
132% 47.4 MB/s
DQ Read 41.8
DQ Write 86.5
DQ Mixed 104
68% 77.3 MB/s
Poor: 69%
This bench: 87.4%
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 (34th percentile)
54% Above average
Read 387
Write 168
Mixed 235
58% 263 MB/s
4K Read 31.7
4K Write 59
4K Mixed 6.25
87% 32.3 MB/s
DQ Read 105
DQ Write 82.4
DQ Mixed 2.03
26% 63.3 MB/s
Poor: 39%
This bench: 54%
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 (93rd percentile)
105% Outstanding
Read 195
Write 172
Mixed 171
135% 179 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.31
4K Mixed 0.32
85% 0.74 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 105%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLT8G3D1608DT1TX0. 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
49.1% Average
MC Read 16.3
MC Write 17.5
MC Mixed 15.3
47% 16.4 GB/s
SC Read 14
SC Write 17.8
SC Mixed 15.5
45% 15.8 GB/s
Latency 64.1
62% 64.1 ns
Poor: 30%
This bench: 49.1%
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 8,583 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 81%
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Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $967
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