MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 65%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (69th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 31 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 83%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics69.2% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
Very high background CPU (57%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
2 months ago, 2 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory12.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150528
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 11 '18 at 01:13
Run Duration127 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 57%

 PC Performing above expectations (69th 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 4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (60th percentile)
83% Excellent
SC Int 106
SC Float 112
SC Mixed 113
88% 110 Pts
QC Int 350
QC Float 440
QC Mixed 434
92% 408 Pts
MC Int 443
MC Float 423
MC Mixed 422
64% 429 Pts
Poor: 59%
This bench: 83%
Great: 99%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 390-$304
CLim: 1040 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.12.1
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
69.2% Good
Lighting 210
Reflection 163
Parallax 269
72% 214 fps
MRender 130
Gravity 170
Splatting 185
67% 162 fps
Poor: 56%
This bench: 69.2%
Great: 71%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial BX100 250GB-$160
9GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU02
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 502
Write 347
Mixed 246
80% 365 MB/s
4K Read 29.6
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 42.9
154% 58 MB/s
DQ Read 279
DQ Write 46.1
DQ Mixed 196
135% 173 MB/s
Poor: 59% Great: 104%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$40
546GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 161 163 162 156 165 165 MB/s
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
94.3% Outstanding
Read 166
Write 134
Mixed 98.7
SusWrite 162
103% 140 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1
207% 1.57 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 94.3%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 1600 C9 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
57% Above average
MC Read 20.5
MC Write 22
MC Mixed 19.4
59% 20.6 GB/s
SC Read 11.5
SC Write 14.1
SC Mixed 12.1
36% 12.6 GB/s
Latency 66.7
60% 66.7 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 57%
Great: 64%
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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 12,232 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: 89% - Excellent Total price: $799
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