MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (54th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 46 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 77.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics5.36% 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 Drive117% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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)
Memory14 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1680 x 1050 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 14 '18 at 22:52
Run Duration119 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing as expected (54th 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 i5-4570-$210
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
77.8% Very good
SC Int 106
SC Float 108
SC Mixed 107
86% 107 Pts
QC Int 403
QC Float 392
QC Mixed 404
91% 400 Pts
MC Int 400
MC Float 400
MC Mixed 408
60% 402 Pts
Poor: 59%
This bench: 77.8%
Great: 78%
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 (61st percentile)
5.36% Terrible
Lighting 11.6
Reflection 18
Parallax 21.1
5% 16.9 fps
MRender 20.2
Gravity 7.1
Splatting 17.4
6% 14.9 fps
Poor: 4%
This bench: 5.36%
Great: 6%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$219
445GB free
Firmware: 2B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing way below expectations (0th percentile)
117% Outstanding
Read 720
Write 544
Mixed 549
134% 604 MB/s
4K Read 54
4K Write 97.4
4K Mixed 32.1
174% 61.2 MB/s
DQ Read 43.5
DQ Write 114
DQ Mixed 21.2
33% 59.6 MB/s
Poor: 177%
This bench: 117%
Great: 278%
Hitachi HDS721010DLE630 1TB-$150
931GB free
Firmware: MS2OA5R0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
58.9% Above average
Read 35.6
Write 170
Mixed 33.5
58% 79.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.56
4K Write 1.45
4K Mixed 0.22
75% 0.75 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 58.9%
Great: 95%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLT8G3D1608DT1TX0. 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
63.8% Good
MC Read 22.2
MC Write 23.1
MC Mixed 20.4
63% 21.9 GB/s
SC Read 17.7
SC Write 19.3
SC Mixed 21
55% 19.3 GB/s
Latency 57.5
70% 57.5 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 63.8%
Great: 70%
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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 12,272 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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