MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 48%
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 91.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics46.2% 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)
Memory13.8 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 18:05
Run Duration138 Seconds
Run User NLD-User
Background CPU10%

 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)
91.7% Outstanding
SC Int 125
SC Float 122
SC Mixed 123
99% 124 Pts
QC Int 392
QC Float 384
QC Mixed 481
95% 419 Pts
MC Int 489
MC Float 465
MC Mixed 485
72% 480 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 91.7%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$198
CLim: 1650 MHz, MLim: 1907 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 398.36
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
46.2% Average
Lighting 154
Reflection 130
Parallax 142
46% 142 fps
MRender 90.8
Gravity 136
Splatting 92.2
46% 106 fps
Poor: 30%
This bench: 46.2%
Great: 44%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Pro 256GB-$134
16GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXM02B6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 508
Write 431
Mixed 348
95% 429 MB/s
4K Read 37.2
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 46.6
176% 65.6 MB/s
DQ Read 384
DQ Write 341
DQ Mixed 348
265% 358 MB/s
Poor: 78% Great: 126%
Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.C 1TB-$53
597GB free
Firmware: JP4OA3MA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 125 127 127 127 128 128 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
72.4% Very good
Read 126
Write 130
Mixed 64.2
SusWrite 127
82% 112 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
150% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 28%
This bench: 72.4%
Great: 75%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
449GB free
Firmware: CC25
SusWrite @10s intervals: 134 139 140 138 137 139 MB/s
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
79.7% Very good
Read 140
Write 105
Mixed 73
SusWrite 138
84% 114 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
148% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 50%
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)
61.6% Good
MC Read 22.2
MC Write 23
MC Mixed 17.9
60% 21 GB/s
SC Read 16.6
SC Write 22.6
SC Mixed 19.7
56% 19.6 GB/s
Latency 62
64% 62 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 61.6%
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 14,807 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: $940
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