MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (51st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 49 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 93.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics60.6% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive110% 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory13.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 16 '18 at 21:17
Run Duration137 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU6%

 PC Performing as expected (51st 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 4.2 GHz, turbo 5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
93.9% Outstanding
SC Int 124
SC Float 124
SC Mixed 126
100% 125 Pts
QC Int 491
QC Float 492
QC Mixed 494
112% 492 Pts
MC Int 489
MC Float 483
MC Mixed 493
73% 488 Pts
Poor: 62%
This bench: 93.9%
Great: 97%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$500
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 391.35
Performing below potential (4th percentile) - Disable monitor sync before benchmarking (163 fps cap detected)
60.6% Good
Lighting 163
Reflection 163
Parallax 162
50% 163 fps
MRender 163
Gravity 162
Splatting 163
68% 162 fps
Poor: 87%
This bench: 60.6%
Great: 141%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$121
289GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT03B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (40th percentile)
110% Outstanding
Read 515
Write 416
Mixed 421
100% 451 MB/s
4K Read 42.2
4K Write 92.5
4K Mixed 42.1
167% 58.9 MB/s
DQ Read 328
DQ Write 280
DQ Mixed 27.1
96% 212 MB/s
Poor: 83%
This bench: 110%
Great: 134%
Samsung HD105SI 1TB
871GB free
Firmware: 1AJ10001 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
64.4% Good
Read 104
Write 120
Mixed 101
82% 108 MB/s
4K Read 0.69
4K Write 2.63
4K Mixed 0.47
130% 1.26 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 64.4%
Great: 64%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$48
374GB free
Firmware: CC45 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
94.1% Outstanding
Read 185
Write 144
Mixed 147
119% 159 MB/s
4K Read 0.53
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.21
76% 0.81 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 94.1%
Great: 112%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 2400 C11 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below potential (13th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
40.8% Average
MC Read 13.4
MC Write 14.1
MC Mixed 11.3
37% 12.9 GB/s
SC Read 11.9
SC Write 13.3
SC Mixed 13.1
36% 12.8 GB/s
Latency 53.8
74% 53.8 ns
Poor: 30%
This bench: 40.8%
Great: 86%
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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 13,369 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: $978
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HDDRAMUSB
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