MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 56%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 31%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (34th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 66 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 54.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics67.2% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive42.5% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (31%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory6 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20141223
Uptime1.6 Days
Run DateApr 17 '18 at 04:45
Run Duration249 Seconds
Run User EGY-User
Background CPU 31%

 PC Performing below expectations (34th 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 i5-4690-$242
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 2.75 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
54.9% Above average
SC Int 103
SC Float 108
SC Mixed 110
86% 107 Pts
QC Int 258
QC Float 180
QC Mixed 229
51% 222 Pts
MC Int 260
MC Float 249
MC Mixed 244
38% 251 Pts
Poor: 59%
This bench: 54.9%
Great: 85%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-3GB-$230
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
67.2% Good
Lighting 212
Reflection 175
Parallax 208
65% 199 fps
MRender 151
Gravity 192
Splatting 134
69% 159 fps
Poor: 59%
This bench: 67.2%
Great: 74%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston A400 240GB-$70
62GB free
Firmware: SBFK71E0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing below potential (22nd percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
42.5% Average
Read 271
Write 22.6
Mixed 70.5
26% 122 MB/s
4K Read 24.2
4K Write 57.5
4K Mixed 5.99
75% 29.2 MB/s
DQ Read 240
DQ Write 191
DQ Mixed 9.75
63% 147 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 42.5%
Great: 69%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$42
186GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
78.3% Very good
Read 123
Write 150
Mixed 141
104% 138 MB/s
4K Read 0.63
4K Write 1.74
4K Mixed 0.19
80% 0.85 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 78.3%
Great: 106%
WD Blue 500GB (2010)-$28
154GB free
Firmware: 17.01H17 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
58.4% Above average
Read 112
Write 91.3
Mixed 111
79% 105 MB/s
4K Read 0.43
4K Write 1.64
4K Mixed 0.29
81% 0.79 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 58.4%
Great: 70%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LP DDR3 1600 C9 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (60th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
51.2% Above average
MC Read 16.6
MC Write 19.2
MC Mixed 16.9
50% 17.6 GB/s
SC Read 9.9
SC Write 16.2
SC Mixed 17.2
41% 14.4 GB/s
Latency 63.7
63% 63.7 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 51.2%
Great: 63%
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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 11,586 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
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: $986
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