MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 50%
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 79.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics66.7% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive105% 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.
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory10.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140731
Uptime0.5 Days
Run DateJan 13 '18 at 13:03
Run Duration107 Seconds
Run User NOR-User
Background CPU0%

 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 i5-4690K-$158
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
79.9% Very good
SC Int 111
SC Float 112
SC Mixed 115
90% 113 Pts
QC Int 410
QC Float 377
QC Mixed 408
90% 398 Pts
MC Int 423
MC Float 422
MC Mixed 408
63% 417 Pts
Poor: 62%
This bench: 79.9%
Great: 97%
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 above expectations (83rd percentile)
66.7% Good
Lighting 211
Reflection 181
Parallax 200
64% 197 fps
MRender 152
Gravity 194
Splatting 128
69% 158 fps
Poor: 48%
This bench: 66.7%
Great: 70%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Pro 256GB-$160
140GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXM04B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
105% Outstanding
Read 510
Write 484
Mixed 496
111% 497 MB/s
4K Read 35.1
4K Write 96
4K Mixed 26.2
138% 52.4 MB/s
DQ Read 321
DQ Write 316
DQ Mixed 143
156% 260 MB/s
Poor: 77%
This bench: 105%
Great: 124%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$43
927GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
87.9% Excellent
Read 153
Write 153
Mixed 148
114% 151 MB/s
4K Read 1.22
4K Write 2.52
4K Mixed 0.28
128% 1.34 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 87.9%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Savage DDR3 2400 C11 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 2400 MHz clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing below potential (46th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
59.3% Above average
MC Read 19.9
MC Write 22.7
MC Mixed 18.4
58% 20.3 GB/s
SC Read 15.4
SC Write 20.9
SC Mixed 19.9
54% 18.7 GB/s
Latency 66.5
60% 66.5 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 59.3%
Great: 88%
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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 13,371 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $978
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