MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 61%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (51st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 49 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 70%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics63.4% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive89.3% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory12.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 12 '19 at 02:59
Run Duration138 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU10%

 PC Performing as expected (51st 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 i5-4670-$370
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
70% Good
SC Int 104
SC Float 105
SC Mixed 105
84% 105 Pts
QC Int 351
QC Float 348
QC Mixed 349
79% 350 Pts
MC Int 387
MC Float 369
MC Mixed 358
56% 371 Pts
Poor: 58%
This bench: 70%
Great: 81%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$374
MSI(1462 3161) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 417.35
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
63.4% Good
Lighting 196
Reflection 155
Parallax 172
58% 174 fps
MRender 149
Gravity 192
Splatting 126
68% 156 fps
Poor: 55%
This bench: 63.4%
Great: 73%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Drevo X1 SSD 240GB
128GB free (System drive)
Firmware: P0510D
SusWrite @10s intervals: 341 234 76 76 76 75 MB/s
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
89.3% Excellent
Read 475
Write 348
Mixed 334
SusWrite 146
73% 326 MB/s
4K Read 27
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 45.6
157% 60.6 MB/s
DQ Read 283
DQ Write 277
DQ Mixed 228
186% 263 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 89.3%
Great: 111%
Microsoft Storage Space Device 999GB
311GB free
Firmware: 0.1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 165 169 168 166 166 165 MB/s
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
95.1% Outstanding
Read 165
Write 152
Mixed 104
SusWrite 166
108% 147 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1.2
227% 1.63 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 95.1%
Great: 113%
WD Purple 1TB (2014)-$46
416GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 113 113 116 116 116 117 MB/s
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
63.9% Good
Read 107
Write 112
Mixed 74.7
SusWrite 115
75% 102 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 0.9
185% 1.53 MB/s
Poor: 38%
This bench: 63.9%
Great: 86%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown CML16GX3M2A1600C10 0215 CML8GX3M1A1600C10 16GB
1600, 1600 MHz
8192, 8192 MB
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
60% Good
MC Read 21.3
MC Write 22.7
MC Mixed 18.9
60% 21 GB/s
SC Read 15.6
SC Write 19.1
SC Mixed 17.1
49% 17.3 GB/s
Latency 65.4
61% 65.4 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 60%
Great: 61%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds (explanation by AdoredTV).

Typical Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917) Builds (Compare 16,886 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: 76% - Very good Total price: $974
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