MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (61st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 39 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 94.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Boot Drive113% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
Memory12GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 12GB 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 (30%). 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)
Memory8.3 GB free of 12 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit kolorów
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 11 '19 at 20:07
Run Duration140 Seconds
Run User POL-User
Background CPU 30%

 PC Performing above expectations (61st 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 4.4 GHz, turbo 5.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
94.9% Outstanding
SC Int 129
SC Float 129
SC Mixed 128
103% 129 Pts
QC Int 483
QC Float 497
QC Mixed 498
112% 493 Pts
MC Int 502
MC Float 496
MC Mixed 489
74% 496 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 94.9%
Great: 97%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX500 250GB-$50
151GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 434 443 434 429 407 413 MB/s
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
113% Outstanding
Read 476
Write 433
Mixed 416
SusWrite 426
99% 438 MB/s
4K Read 34.6
4K Write 97.9
4K Mixed 54.4
174% 62.3 MB/s
DQ Read 313
DQ Write 299
DQ Mixed 273
214% 295 MB/s
Poor: 74%
This bench: 113%
Great: 124%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB-$30
91GB free
Firmware: JC4B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 85 86 85 86 85 86 MB/s
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
61.2% Good
Read 128
Write 124
Mixed 70.3
SusWrite 85.7
75% 102 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 1
174% 1.17 MB/s
Poor: 26%
This bench: 61.2%
Great: 71%
Seagate Expansion 1TB
197GB free
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 59 57 57 58 58 58 MB/s
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
36.6% Below average
Read 69.5
Write 79.2
Mixed 44.2
SusWrite 58
46% 62.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.9
147% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 36.6%
Great: 66%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown GR1333D364L9/4G 0793 GR1333D364L9/8G 12GB
1333, 1333 MHz
4096, 8192 MB
Performing below potential (29th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
37.3% Below average
MC Read 12.4
MC Write 12.9
MC Mixed 11.4
35% 12.2 GB/s
SC Read 8.1
SC Write 12.8
SC Mixed 11.7
31% 10.9 GB/s
Latency 66.2
60% 66.2 ns
Poor: 34%
This bench: 37.3%
Great: 51%
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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 16,033 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
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Desktop
Desktop 81%
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Workstation
Workstation 58%
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Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917) - $160

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $977
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