MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD, HDD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (41st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 59 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 66.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics101% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (18%). 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)
Memory0.5 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display1600 x 900 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140408
Uptime6.9 Days
Run DateJan 13 '19 at 00:18
Run Duration79 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 18%

 PC Performing as expected (41st 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 way below expectations (11th percentile)
66.9% Good
SC Int 111
SC Float 110
SC Mixed 109
88% 110 Pts
QC Int 350
QC Float 286
QC Mixed 315
72% 317 Pts
MC Int 375
MC Float 345
MC Mixed 378
55% 366 Pts
Poor: 59%
This bench: 66.9%
Great: 97%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980 Ti-$480
Asus(1043 855B) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1506 MHz, MLim: 1800 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 416.34
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
101% Outstanding
Lighting 321
Reflection 301
Parallax 332
100% 318 fps
MRender 197
Gravity 299
Splatting 210
102% 235 fps
Poor: 61%
This bench: 101%
Great: 112%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX100 512GB-$200
11GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU01
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 407
Write 411
Mixed 307
84% 375 MB/s
4K Read 27.8
4K Write 45.6
4K Mixed 16.9
88% 30.1 MB/s
DQ Read 173
DQ Write 252
DQ Mixed 32.8
75% 153 MB/s
Poor: 60% Great: 104%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS4G3D18ADS3.16FE 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
57.3% Above average
MC Read 17
MC Write 24.2
MC Mixed 18.4
57% 19.9 GB/s
SC Read 18.1
SC Write 20.2
SC Mixed 6.7
43% 15 GB/s
Latency 55.6
72% 55.6 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 57.3%
Great: 73%
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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 16,813 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: 75% - Very good Total price: $979
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