MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (43rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 57 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 61.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics64.5% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive69% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
Memory12GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 12GB 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 (45%). 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)
Memory8.3 GB free of 12 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1280 x 1024 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150528
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateJun 14 '18 at 05:31
Run Duration146 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 45%

 PC Performing as expected (43rd 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 (4th percentile)
61.5% Good
SC Int 105
SC Float 104
SC Mixed 104
83% 104 Pts
QC Int 307
QC Float 344
QC Mixed 279
70% 310 Pts
MC Int 368
MC Float 402
MC Mixed 379
57% 383 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 61.5%
Great: 100%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$370
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1502 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 398.11
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
64.5% Good
Lighting 206
Reflection 180
Parallax 195
63% 194 fps
MRender 138
Gravity 190
Splatting 128
66% 152 fps
Poor: 49%
This bench: 64.5%
Great: 73%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk Ultra II 120GB-$203
64GB free
Firmware: X31200RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
69% Good
Read 444
Write 137
Mixed 161
54% 247 MB/s
4K Read 31.8
4K Write 67.4
4K Mixed 20
109% 39.7 MB/s
DQ Read 298
DQ Write 187
DQ Mixed 46
87% 177 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 69%
Great: 79%
Seagate Expansion 2TB
2TB free
Firmware: 9300
4KALIGNED
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
20.8% Poor
Read 35.5
Write 35.7
Mixed 35.6
27% 35.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.92
4K Write 3.59
4K Mixed 0.47
157% 1.66 MB/s
Poor: 17%
This bench: 20.8%
Great: 72%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$39
876GB free
Firmware: CC47 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
108% Outstanding
Read 197
Write 178
Mixed 170
137% 182 MB/s
4K Read 0.69
4K Write 1.68
4K Mixed 0.33
97% 0.9 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 108%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 C9 3x4GB
3 of 4 slots used
12GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (5th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
28.4% Poor
MC Read 8.3
MC Write 8.8
MC Mixed 9.2
25% 8.77 GB/s
SC Read 9.6
SC Write 11.5
SC Mixed 11.4
31% 10.8 GB/s
Latency 86.4
46% 86.4 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 28.4%
Great: 60%
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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 12,904 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: 74% - Very good Total price: $986
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