MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 17%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat
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 brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 90.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics7.72% is a very low 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory13.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 12 '18 at 13:48
Run Duration137 Seconds
Run User NLD-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 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
90.8% Outstanding
SC Int 125
SC Float 122
SC Mixed 124
99% 123 Pts
QC Int 493
QC Float 482
QC Mixed 472
109% 483 Pts
MC Int 493
MC Float 480
MC Mixed 486
73% 487 Pts
Poor: 62%
This bench: 90.8%
Great: 97%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$198
CLim: 1715 MHz, MLim: 1940 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 398.36
Relative performance (0th percentile)
7.72% Terrible
Lighting 3
Reflection 21.2
Parallax 16.8
2% 13.7 fps
MRender 9.9
Gravity 0.3
Splatting 95.1
12% 35.1 fps
Poor: 30%
This bench: 7.72%
Great: 44%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Pro 256GB-$135
16GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXM02B6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 505
Write 466
Mixed 346
98% 439 MB/s
4K Read 37.8
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 48.8
181% 67.3 MB/s
DQ Read 383
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 348
265% 358 MB/s
Poor: 78% Great: 126%
Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.C 1TB-$53
597GB free
Firmware: JP4OA3MA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 121 125 127 121 128 127 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
71.3% Very good
Read 124
Write 123
Mixed 65
SusWrite 125
80% 109 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.9
163% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 28%
This bench: 71.3%
Great: 75%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
449GB free
Firmware: CC25
SusWrite @10s intervals: 131 136 141 131 138 139 MB/s
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
79.7% Very good
Read 142
Write 105
Mixed 75.3
SusWrite 136
84% 115 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
150% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 79.7%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 2133 C11 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
62.3% Good
MC Read 22.2
MC Write 23.2
MC Mixed 17.9
60% 21.1 GB/s
SC Read 17.1
SC Write 23.3
SC Mixed 21.1
59% 20.5 GB/s
Latency 60.3
66% 60.3 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 62.3%
Great: 81%
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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 14,784 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: 78% - Very good Total price: $941
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