MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 57%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (31st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 69 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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 77.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics60.3% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load times.
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 (32%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory11.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150811
Uptime1.1 Days
Run DateOct 11 '18 at 21:20
Run Duration106 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 32%

 PC Performing below expectations (31st 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 i5-4690-$255
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
77.5% Very good
SC Int 107
SC Float 109
SC Mixed 106
86% 108 Pts
QC Int 419
QC Float 415
QC Mixed 402
93% 412 Pts
MC Int 419
MC Float 383
MC Mixed 414
61% 406 Pts
Poor: 58%
This bench: 77.5%
Great: 84%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$300
PNY(196E 1131) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1392 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 416.16
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
60.3% Good
Lighting 176
Reflection 170
Parallax 191
56% 179 fps
MRender 149
Gravity 173
Splatting 119
64% 147 fps
Poor: 54%
This bench: 60.3%
Great: 71%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Black 4TB (2016)-$197
3TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 81.H0A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 123 152 170 167 187 188 MB/s
Performing below expectations (40th percentile)
97.7% Outstanding
Read 176
Write 188
Mixed 70.8
SusWrite 164
109% 150 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 3.4
4K Mixed 0.6
167% 1.63 MB/s
Poor: 70%
This bench: 97.7%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS8G3D1609DS1S00. 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing below potential (11th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
34.6% Below average
MC Read 11
MC Write 11.5
MC Mixed 10
31% 10.8 GB/s
SC Read 10.1
SC Write 11.2
SC Mixed 10.9
31% 10.7 GB/s
Latency 58.9
68% 58.9 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 34.6%
Great: 63%
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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 12,371 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: 79% - Very good Total price: $925
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