MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (52nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 48 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 76.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics54.5% 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)
Boot Drive120% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
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)
Memory5.6 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit Farben
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20141223
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 12 '19 at 17:09
Run Duration137 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing as expected (52nd 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-$220
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
76.5% Very good
SC Int 112
SC Float 109
SC Mixed 111
89% 111 Pts
QC Int 418
QC Float 419
QC Mixed 385
92% 407 Pts
MC Int 427
MC Float 420
MC Mixed 422
63% 423 Pts
Poor: 59%
This bench: 76.5%
Great: 97%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$374
Nvidia(10DE 13C2) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1493 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 417.35
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
54.5% Above average
Lighting 90.4
Reflection 166
Parallax 190
39% 149 fps
MRender 143
Gravity 187
Splatting 127
66% 152 fps
Poor: 55%
This bench: 54.5%
Great: 73%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$75
89GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 385 297 296 297 299 264 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
120% Outstanding
Read 482
Write 486
Mixed 401
SusWrite 306
94% 419 MB/s
4K Read 47.3
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 62.4
210% 73.5 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 348
DQ Mixed 360
271% 362 MB/s
Poor: 73%
This bench: 120%
Great: 124%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$40
191GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 126 128 129 130 127 129 MB/s
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
74.5% Very good
Read 132
Write 59.2
Mixed 64.3
SusWrite 128
70% 95.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.7
133% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 39%
This bench: 74.5%
Great: 116%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB-$50
512GB free
Firmware: CC44
SusWrite @10s intervals: 111 112 108 110 108 110 MB/s
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
58.6% Above average
Read 94.3
Write 98.5
Mixed 59.7
SusWrite 110
66% 90.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.9
157% 1 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 58.6%
Great: 69%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR3 1600 C9 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
63.9% Good
MC Read 22.5
MC Write 23.3
MC Mixed 20.4
63% 22.1 GB/s
SC Read 16.2
SC Write 20.5
SC Mixed 18.9
53% 18.5 GB/s
Latency 56.5
71% 56.5 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 63.9%
Great: 64%
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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 16,888 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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