MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 30%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (40th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 60 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 70%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics25.5% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive98.3% 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.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 8 years and 9 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.
Very high background CPU (38%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory0.5 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display2715 x 1527 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20141106
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateFeb 14 '18 at 22:51
Run Duration87 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 38%

 PC Performing as expected (40th 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
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
70% Very good
SC Int 104
SC Float 104
SC Mixed 105
83% 104 Pts
QC Int 320
QC Float 384
QC Mixed 343
79% 349 Pts
MC Int 425
MC Float 418
MC Mixed 418
63% 420 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 70%
Great: 100%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 770-$279
EVGA(3842 2773) 2GB
CLim: 1202 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 390.65
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
25.5% Poor
Lighting 69.4
Reflection 55.7
Parallax 90.7
24% 71.9 fps
MRender 61.4
Gravity 77.8
Splatting 43.9
27% 61 fps
Poor: 41%
This bench: 25.5%
Great: 52%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX100 512GB-$200
195GB free
Firmware: MU02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (85th percentile)
98.3% Outstanding
Read 500
Write 460
Mixed 212
86% 390 MB/s
4K Read 28.3
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 29.2
136% 54 MB/s
DQ Read 151
DQ Write 283
DQ Mixed 36.8
79% 157 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 98.3%
Great: 104%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL F3 DDR3 1600 C9 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
60% Good
MC Read 21.6
MC Write 21.6
MC Mixed 20.2
60% 21.1 GB/s
SC Read 12.3
SC Write 18.1
SC Mixed 17.1
45% 15.8 GB/s
Latency 61.7
65% 61.7 ns
Poor: 35%
This bench: 60%
Great: 64%
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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 12,198 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
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Desktop
Desktop 80%
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Workstation
Workstation 58%
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Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917) - $160

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $977
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