MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 25%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 21%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (75th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 25 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 80.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics24.9% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive109% 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 18:36
Run Duration127 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU4%
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 PC Performing above expectations (75th 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-$189
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
80.7% Excellent
Memory 92.6
1-Core 113
2-Core 224
84% 143 Pts
4-Core 409
8-Core 346
53% 377 Pts
64-Core 441
30% 441 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 80.7%
Great: 91%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2060-$314
CLim: 2310 MHz, MLim: 3528 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 417.71
Relative performance (0th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
24.9% Poor
Lighting 10.1
Reflection 3.8
Parallax 2.1
3% 5.33 fps
MRender 298
Gravity 24.1
Splatting 215
26% 179 fps
Poor: 75%
This bench: 24.9%
Great: 92%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk Ultra II 480GB-$85
84GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41200RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 459 404 242 261 255 238 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
109% Outstanding
Read 497
Write 479
Mixed 354
SusWrite 310
92% 410 MB/s
4K Read 36.9
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 50
178% 65.2 MB/s
DQ Read 388
DQ Write 301
DQ Mixed 252
214% 314 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 109%
Great: 107%
WD Blue 2.5" 1TB (2004)-$90
489GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 93 92 94 92 91 94 MB/s
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
51.8% Above average
Read 87.9
Write 68.3
Mixed 50.7
SusWrite 92.4
55% 74.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.9
162% 1.2 MB/s
Poor: 24%
This bench: 51.8%
Great: 62%
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
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
60.2% Good
MC Read 21.5
MC Write 22.5
MC Mixed 17.8
59% 20.6 GB/s
SC Read 16.6
SC Write 20.4
SC Mixed 19.9
54% 19 GB/s
Latency 63
64% 63 ns
Poor: 41%
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 6,619 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 48% - Average Total price: $848
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