MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 33%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 63%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (46th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 54 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 69.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics28.5% 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 Drive91.1% 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.
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.
Very high background CPU (46%). 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)
Memory7.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150528
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateApr 17 '18 at 05:14
Run Duration197 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 46%

 PC Performing as expected (46th 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 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
69.1% Good
SC Int 91.2
SC Float 89.3
SC Mixed 91.9
73% 90.8 Pts
QC Int 312
QC Float 370
QC Mixed 364
79% 349 Pts
MC Int 368
MC Float 335
MC Mixed 368
54% 357 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 69.1%
Great: 97%
Graphics Cards Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 560-$140
Gigabyte(1458 22FF) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1224 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 18.2.1
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
28.5% Poor
Lighting 78
Reflection 74.9
Parallax 105
27% 85.8 fps
MRender 59.6
Gravity 77
Splatting 74.1
30% 70.2 fps
Poor: 25%
This bench: 28.5%
Great: 35%
Intel HD 4600 (Desktop 1.25 GHz)-$15
MSI(1462 7917) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 20.19.15.4835
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
5.63% Terrible
Lighting 13
Reflection 18.8
Parallax 23
5% 18.3 fps
MRender 18.4
Gravity 7.7
Splatting 19.7
6% 15.3 fps
Poor: 4%
This bench: 5.63%
Great: 6%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
HyperX Fury 120GB-$61
21GB free
Firmware: 603ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (40th percentile)
62.2% Good
Read 506
Write 103
Mixed 152
55% 254 MB/s
4K Read 23.5
4K Write 96.3
4K Mixed 16
107% 45.3 MB/s
DQ Read 88.2
DQ Write 118
DQ Mixed 30.8
44% 79.1 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 62.2%
Great: 75%
Samsung 840 Evo 120GB-$138
20GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT0CB6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
91.1% Outstanding
Read 488
Write 349
Mixed 341
87% 393 MB/s
4K Read 40.9
4K Write 67.3
4K Mixed 23.6
128% 44 MB/s
DQ Read 362
DQ Write 212
DQ Mixed 68.3
110% 214 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 91.1%
Great: 109%
Toshiba DT01ABA200V 2TB
1.5TB free
Firmware: MZ4OABC0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
73.8% Very good
Read 128
Write 129
Mixed 135
99% 131 MB/s
4K Read 0.35
4K Write 1.58
4K Mixed 0.18
64% 0.7 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 73.8%
Great: 84%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB-$25
252GB free
Firmware: JC4B Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
54.7% Above average
Read 104
Write 86.5
Mixed 88.5
70% 93.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.43
4K Write 1.45
4K Mixed 0.56
107% 0.81 MB/s
Poor: 22%
This bench: 54.7%
Great: 70%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR3 1600 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
53.9% Above average
MC Read 19
MC Write 20.9
MC Mixed 17.6
55% 19.2 GB/s
SC Read 11.6
SC Write 13.5
SC Mixed 12.2
36% 12.4 GB/s
Latency 61.9
65% 61.9 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 53.9%
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 13,439 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917) - $160

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $946
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