MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht
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 78.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics42.1% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive81.8% 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.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (47%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
3 months ago, 3 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory26.5 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime3.1 Days
Run DateJun 14 '18 at 05:19
Run Duration208 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 47%

 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 as expected (44th percentile)
78.2% Very good
SC Int 113
SC Float 114
SC Mixed 114
91% 114 Pts
QC Int 411
QC Float 416
QC Mixed 396
92% 408 Pts
MC Int 402
MC Float 420
MC Mixed 405
61% 409 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 78.2%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$198
Zotac(19DA 1375) 2GB
CLim: 1443 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
42.1% Average
Lighting 138
Reflection 115
Parallax 140
43% 131 fps
MRender 82.6
Gravity 122
Splatting 82.3
42% 95.8 fps
Poor: 30%
This bench: 42.1%
Great: 44%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 1TB-$253
593GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
81.8% Excellent
Read 512
Write 389
Mixed 422
98% 441 MB/s
4K Read 19.5
4K Write 56.4
4K Mixed 24.7
91% 33.5 MB/s
DQ Read 249
DQ Write 180
DQ Mixed 97.4
105% 176 MB/s
Poor: 76%
This bench: 81.8%
Great: 134%
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$114
237GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
104% Outstanding
Read 505
Write 389
Mixed 419
97% 438 MB/s
4K Read 41.4
4K Write 77.2
4K Mixed 44.9
161% 54.5 MB/s
DQ Read 286
DQ Write 179
DQ Mixed 93
107% 186 MB/s
Poor: 74%
This bench: 104%
Great: 135%
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$114
229GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
104% Outstanding
Read 508
Write 397
Mixed 419
98% 441 MB/s
4K Read 41
4K Write 74.8
4K Mixed 44.2
158% 53.3 MB/s
DQ Read 292
DQ Write 197
DQ Mixed 105
116% 198 MB/s
Poor: 74%
This bench: 104%
Great: 135%
PNY SSD2SC240G1CS2754D117-488 240GB
191GB free
Firmware: CS211101 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
84.6% Excellent
Read 494
Write 280
Mixed 368
84% 381 MB/s
4K Read 20
4K Write 81.8
4K Mixed 33.3
116% 45.1 MB/s
DQ Read 273
DQ Write 250
DQ Mixed 66.4
103% 196 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 84.6%
Great: 94%
PNY SSD2SC240G1CS2754D117-488 240GB
168GB free
Firmware: CS211101 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
85.3% Excellent
Read 490
Write 291
Mixed 370
85% 384 MB/s
4K Read 21.1
4K Write 83.4
4K Mixed 32.8
118% 45.8 MB/s
DQ Read 277
DQ Write 236
DQ Mixed 67.5
102% 193 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 85.3%
Great: 94%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 2133 C11 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR3 2133 MHz clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing below potential (44th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
56.2% Above average
MC Read 21.1
MC Write 19.9
MC Mixed 17.3
56% 19.4 GB/s
SC Read 15.5
SC Write 20.4
SC Mixed 18.1
51% 18 GB/s
Latency 78.6
51% 78.6 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 56.2%
Great: 80%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

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Gaming
Gaming 63%
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Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 58%
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Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917) - $160

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 77% - Very good Total price: $939
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