MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 58%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (37th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 63 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 75.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics58.4% 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 Drive81.9% 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.
High background CPU (22%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory12.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJan 12 '19 at 20:04
Run Duration131 Seconds
Run User FIN-User
Background CPU 22%

 PC Performing below expectations (37th 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 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
75.7% Very good
SC Int 96.6
SC Float 104
SC Mixed 104
81% 102 Pts
QC Int 395
QC Float 392
QC Mixed 397
90% 395 Pts
MC Int 379
MC Float 363
MC Mixed 362
55% 368 Pts
Poor: 62%
This bench: 75.7%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$374
CLim: 1392 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 417.35
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
58.4% Above average
Lighting 184
Reflection 156
Parallax 175
56% 172 fps
MRender 140
Gravity 167
Splatting 110
60% 139 fps
Poor: 51%
This bench: 58.4%
Great: 71%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Pro 256GB-$120
42GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXM06B0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 272 224 174 137 110 98 MB/s
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
81.9% Excellent
Read 458
Write 401
Mixed 274
SusWrite 169
73% 325 MB/s
4K Read 29.8
4K Write 90.5
4K Mixed 38.7
143% 53 MB/s
DQ Read 143
DQ Write 274
DQ Mixed 83.9
99% 167 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 81.9%
Great: 117%
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$90
246GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 339 403 436 442 440 442 MB/s
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
114% Outstanding
Read 458
Write 451
Mixed 382
SusWrite 417
96% 427 MB/s
4K Read 40.4
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 56.3
187% 66.1 MB/s
DQ Read 185
DQ Write 348
DQ Mixed 223
181% 252 MB/s
Poor: 80%
This bench: 114%
Great: 135%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 1866 C10 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1333 MHz clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
67.2% Good
MC Read 23.4
MC Write 25.6
MC Mixed 22
68% 23.7 GB/s
SC Read 16.3
SC Write 19.3
SC Mixed 21.4
54% 19 GB/s
Latency 62.3
64% 62.3 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 67.2%
Great: 74%
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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 15,124 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: $969
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