MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 86%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (84th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 16 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. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 71.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics95.1% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive106% 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)
Memory12.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0.4 Days
Run DateFeb 01 '19 at 04:45
Run Duration126 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing above expectations (84th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-4690K-$189
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
71.6% Very good
1-Core 118
2-Core 235
83% 177 Pts
4-Core 446
8-Core 453
61% 450 Pts
64-Core 459
31% 459 Pts
Poor: 50%
This bench: 71.6%
Great: 82%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2060-$349
CLim: 2265 MHz, MLim: 3520 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 417.71
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
95.1% Outstanding
Lighting 386
Reflection 317
Parallax 403
100% 369 fps
MRender 295
Gravity 322
Splatting 210
88% 276 fps
Poor: 74%
This bench: 95.1%
Great: 92%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk Ultra II 480GB-$65
85GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41200RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 365 418 224 253 254 252 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
106% Outstanding
Read 484
Write 474
Mixed 343
SusWrite 294
90% 399 MB/s
4K Read 37.9
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 48.5
174% 63.2 MB/s
DQ Read 387
DQ Write 297
DQ Mixed 248
211% 311 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 106%
Great: 108%
WD Blue 2.5" 1TB (2004)-$52
489GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 93 93 91 94 93 94 MB/s
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
52% Above average
Read 87.9
Write 94
Mixed 51.7
SusWrite 93
60% 81.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.8
150% 1.17 MB/s
Poor: 23%
This bench: 52%
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
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
60% Good
MC Read 21.1
MC Write 22.3
MC Mixed 17.8
58% 20.4 GB/s
SC Read 16
SC Write 22.1
SC Mixed 19.9
55% 19.3 GB/s
Latency 62.2
64% 62.2 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 60%
Great: 64%
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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 21,387 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917) - $160

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 47% - Average Total price: $962
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HDDRAMUSB
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WD Blue 1TB (2012) $37Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $70SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $14
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