MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 49%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 63%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (72nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 28 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 91.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics46.9% 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)
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)
Memory13.1 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 14:10
Run Duration137 Seconds
Run User NLD-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (72nd 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 way above expectations (86th percentile)
91.8% Outstanding
SC Int 125
SC Float 121
SC Mixed 123
99% 123 Pts
QC Int 495
QC Float 481
QC Mixed 481
110% 486 Pts
MC Int 495
MC Float 477
MC Mixed 485
73% 486 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 91.8%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$198
CLim: 1680 MHz, MLim: 1907 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 398.36
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
46.9% Average
Lighting 157
Reflection 132
Parallax 144
47% 144 fps
MRender 90.7
Gravity 139
Splatting 94.3
47% 108 fps
Poor: 30%
This bench: 46.9%
Great: 44%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Pro 256GB-$163
16GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXM02B6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 510
Write 445
Mixed 349
97% 435 MB/s
4K Read 37.2
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 48.8
179% 66.8 MB/s
DQ Read 385
DQ Write 343
DQ Mixed 349
266% 359 MB/s
Poor: 78% Great: 126%
Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.C 1TB-$53
597GB free
Firmware: JP4OA3MA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 125 126 127 127 128 123 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
72.7% Very good
Read 128
Write 123
Mixed 63.8
SusWrite 126
81% 110 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
150% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 28%
This bench: 72.7%
Great: 75%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
449GB free
Firmware: CC25
SusWrite @10s intervals: 136 138 139 140 136 136 MB/s
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
78.9% Very good
Read 138
Write 108
Mixed 72.5
SusWrite 138
84% 114 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
137% 1 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 78.9%
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)
62.2% Good
MC Read 22.1
MC Write 23.1
MC Mixed 18
60% 21.1 GB/s
SC Read 17.7
SC Write 22.9
SC Mixed 20.7
58% 20.4 GB/s
Latency 59.7
67% 59.7 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 62.2%
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 14,825 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 77% - Very good Total price: $940
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