MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (59th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 41 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 82.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics103% 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 Drive84.9% 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)
Memory11.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJan 13 '18 at 22:48
Run Duration149 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing as expected (59th 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 (55th percentile)
82.1% Excellent
SC Int 110
SC Float 111
SC Mixed 111
89% 111 Pts
QC Int 428
QC Float 418
QC Mixed 430
96% 425 Pts
MC Int 432
MC Float 427
MC Mixed 433
65% 431 Pts
Poor: 62%
This bench: 82.1%
Great: 99%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$430
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 388.31
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
103% Outstanding
Lighting 333
Reflection 298
Parallax 315
101% 315 fps
MRender 202
Gravity 297
Splatting 229
104% 243 fps
Poor: 86%
This bench: 103%
Great: 110%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$140
57GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
84.9% Excellent
Read 492
Write 391
Mixed 412
96% 432 MB/s
4K Read 39.3
4K Write 86
4K Mixed 21.4
132% 48.9 MB/s
DQ Read 35
DQ Write 89.5
DQ Mixed 25.7
30% 50.1 MB/s
Poor: 69%
This bench: 84.9%
Great: 116%
Toshiba P300 2TB-$63
803GB free
Firmware: MX4OACF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
93.9% Outstanding
Read 169
Write 158
Mixed 158
122% 162 MB/s
4K Read 0.55
4K Write 1.82
4K Mixed 0.18
77% 0.85 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 93.9%
Great: 112%
Seagate ST3250820AS 250GB-$28
200GB free
Firmware: 3.AFE Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
39.2% Below average
Read 70.3
Write 66
Mixed 60.7
49% 65.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.47
4K Write 1.25
4K Mixed 0.4
87% 0.71 MB/s
Poor: 26%
This bench: 39.2%
Great: 44%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR3 1866 C10 2x8GB-$130
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1333 MHz clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
71% Very good
MC Read 25.6
MC Write 26.6
MC Mixed 22.6
71% 24.9 GB/s
SC Read 17.9
SC Write 20.4
SC Mixed 22.1
58% 20.1 GB/s
Latency 57.8
69% 57.8 ns
Poor: 34%
This bench: 71%
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 9,502 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
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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HDDRAMUSB
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