MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 52%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (53rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 47 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 80.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics5.04% is a very low 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
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.
Run History
9 days ago, 9 days ago.
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory12.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1680 x 1050 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJan 13 '18 at 08:16
Run Duration91 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing as expected (53rd 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-$255
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
80.6% Excellent
SC Int 106
SC Float 108
SC Mixed 106
86% 107 Pts
QC Int 428
QC Float 427
QC Mixed 426
97% 427 Pts
MC Int 425
MC Float 425
MC Mixed 426
64% 425 Pts
Poor: 62%
This bench: 80.6%
Great: 99%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 4600 (Desktop 1.25 GHz)-$15
MSI(1462 7917) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 20.19.15.4835
Performing above expectations (60th percentile)
5.04% Terrible
Lighting 11.8
Reflection 16.4
Parallax 19.3
4% 15.8 fps
MRender 17.7
Gravity 7.4
Splatting 16
5% 13.7 fps
Poor: 4%
This bench: 5.04%
Great: 6%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB-$87
201GB free
Firmware: HP35 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
50.2% Above average
Read 89.5
Write 85.6
Mixed 69.1
61% 81.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.55
4K Write 0.83
4K Mixed 0.38
81% 0.59 MB/s
Poor: 39%
This bench: 50.2%
Great: 66%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 4GBH1X04F1AA28-15 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
60.4% Good
MC Read 21.3
MC Write 22.1
MC Mixed 19.5
60% 21 GB/s
SC Read 15.2
SC Write 19.3
SC Mixed 18.3
50% 17.6 GB/s
Latency 62.3
64% 62.3 ns
Poor: 34%
This bench: 60.4%
Great: 72%
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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 9,548 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Very good Total price: $1,110
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