MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (64th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 36 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 81.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics71.1% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive92.2% 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.
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.
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory4.8 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime5.7 Days
Run DateJun 14 '18 at 12:56
Run Duration108 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (64th 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 (57th percentile)
81.2% Excellent
SC Int 105
SC Float 108
SC Mixed 107
85% 107 Pts
QC Int 428
QC Float 426
QC Mixed 428
97% 428 Pts
MC Int 421
MC Float 422
MC Mixed 440
64% 427 Pts
Poor: 58%
This bench: 81.2%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$370
CLim: 1594 MHz, MLim: 1826 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 391.35
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
71.1% Very good
Lighting 213
Reflection 199
Parallax 220
67% 211 fps
MRender 166
Gravity 211
Splatting 137
74% 171 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 71.1%
Great: 73%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 120GB-$84
5GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
92.2% Outstanding
Read 503
Write 400
Mixed 407
97% 437 MB/s
4K Read 41.3
4K Write 86.2
4K Mixed 24.7
140% 50.7 MB/s
DQ Read 44.2
DQ Write 257
DQ Mixed 24.4
56% 108 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 92.2%
Great: 116%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$39
532GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (60th percentile)
88.4% Excellent
Read 153
Write 155
Mixed 127
109% 145 MB/s
4K Read 0.49
4K Write 2.24
4K Mixed 0.34
100% 1.02 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 88.4%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR3 1600 C10 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
57.2% Above average
MC Read 20.4
MC Write 21.3
MC Mixed 17.7
57% 19.8 GB/s
SC Read 14.1
SC Write 19.4
SC Mixed 16.2
47% 16.6 GB/s
Latency 64.2
62% 64.2 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 57.2%
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 14,100 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 77% - Very good Total price: $923
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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $330Nvidia GTX 1070 $370Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $73
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $150Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $270Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $120
Intel Core i5-8600K $240AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $44Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $155SanDisk Extreme 64GB $80
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $901SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $175SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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