MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht
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 82.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics68.6% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive91.5% 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.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia 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)
Memory28.1 GB free of 32 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150811
Uptime2 Days
Run DateFeb 13 '18 at 17:04
Run Duration120 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU8%

 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 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
82.8% Excellent
SC Int 114
SC Float 114
SC Mixed 110
90% 113 Pts
QC Int 429
QC Float 434
QC Mixed 436
98% 433 Pts
MC Int 440
MC Float 437
MC Mixed 435
66% 438 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 82.8%
Great: 100%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 580-$280
CLim: 1380 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 18.2.1
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
68.6% Good
Lighting 193
Reflection 182
Parallax 272
69% 216 fps
MRender 151
Gravity 192
Splatting 134
68% 159 fps
Poor: 50%
This bench: 68.6%
Great: 75%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk Extreme Pro 240GB-$105
116GB free
Firmware: X21200RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
91.5% Outstanding
Read 507
Write 304
Mixed 368
87% 393 MB/s
4K Read 33.4
4K Write 98.6
4K Mixed 25.6
136% 52.6 MB/s
DQ Read 341
DQ Write 225
DQ Mixed 60.9
105% 209 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 91.5%
Great: 108%
WD Blue 2TB (2015)-$62
731GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
46.5% Average
Read 101
Write 60.9
Mixed 65.2
57% 75.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.07
4K Mixed 0.13
51% 0.53 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 46.5%
Great: 86%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 C10 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
61.8% Good
MC Read 21.5
MC Write 22.9
MC Mixed 19.3
61% 21.2 GB/s
SC Read 16.5
SC Write 21
SC Mixed 20.7
55% 19.4 GB/s
Latency 63.1
63% 63.1 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 61.8%
Great: 61%
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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 12,264 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: $977
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