MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 65%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (56th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 44 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 78%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics67.5% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive80.4% 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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 8 years and 11 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
Run History
8 months ago, 6 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory9.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display3440 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20150528
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJan 13 '18 at 07:32
Run Duration117 Seconds
Run User RUS-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing as expected (56th 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 i5-4590-$308
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
78% Very good
SC Int 105
SC Float 108
SC Mixed 108
86% 107 Pts
QC Int 397
QC Float 402
QC Mixed 404
91% 401 Pts
MC Int 404
MC Float 407
MC Mixed 407
61% 406 Pts
Poor: 54%
This bench: 78%
Great: 79%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$370
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
67.5% Good
Lighting 214
Reflection 181
Parallax 215
66% 203 fps
MRender 152
Gravity 192
Splatting 131
68% 158 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 67.5%
Great: 72%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Pro 256GB-$290
46GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXM0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
80.4% Excellent
Read 508
Write 165
Mixed 313
72% 328 MB/s
4K Read 34.7
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 23.5
138% 54.1 MB/s
DQ Read 311
DQ Write 124
DQ Mixed 63.7
88% 166 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 80.4%
Great: 116%
WD Black 1.5TB (2010)
197GB free
Firmware: 05.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
51.3% Above average
Read 98.2
Write 79.9
Mixed 83.5
66% 87.2 MB/s
4K Read 1.05
4K Write 2.38
4K Mixed 0.4
132% 1.28 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 51.3%
Great: 89%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 2400 C11 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
71.5% Very good
MC Read 25.4
MC Write 26.5
MC Mixed 23.6
72% 25.2 GB/s
SC Read 15.5
SC Write 18.4
SC Mixed 21.1
52% 18.3 GB/s
Latency 49.4
81% 49.4 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 71.5%
Great: 86%
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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 13,315 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: 75% - Very good Total price: $963
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