MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 39%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 31%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (81st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 19 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 83.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics41.4% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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 Drive103% 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 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime1 Days
Run DateJan 31 '19 at 17:56
Run Duration126 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU5%
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 PC Performing above expectations (81st percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-4690K-$175
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
83.6% Excellent
Memory 92.9
1-Core 113
2-Core 216
83% 141 Pts
4-Core 429
8-Core 431
59% 430 Pts
64-Core 437
29% 437 Pts
Poor: 59%
This bench: 83.6%
Great: 90%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2060-$390
CLim: 2325 MHz, MLim: 3536 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 417.71
Relative performance (0th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
41.4% Average
Lighting 1.33
Reflection 10.1
Parallax 0.5
1% 3.97 fps
MRender 139
Gravity 104
Splatting 84.6
88% 109 fps
Poor: 80%
This bench: 41.4%
Great: 95%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk Ultra II 480GB-$100
84GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41200RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 399 250 204 209 90 105 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
103% Outstanding
Read 497
Write 476
Mixed 338
SusWrite 210
85% 380 MB/s
4K Read 38
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 49.4
177% 64.7 MB/s
DQ Read 387
DQ Write 304
DQ Mixed 249
212% 313 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 103%
Great: 108%
WD Blue 2.5" 1TB (2004)-$65
489GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 92 84 95 94 93 95 MB/s
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
53.2% Above average
Read 93.2
Write 91.2
Mixed 49.4
SusWrite 91.9
60% 81.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.9
160% 1.17 MB/s
Poor: 20%
This bench: 53.2%
Great: 63%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 1600 C9 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Relative performance (0th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
60.2% Good
MC Read 21.7
MC Write 22.3
MC Mixed 17.7
59% 20.6 GB/s
SC Read 16.6
SC Write 21
SC Mixed 19.2
54% 18.9 GB/s
Latency 62.2
64% 62.2 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 60.2%
Great: 65%

 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 12,092 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $788
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