MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 43%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 55%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (50th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 50 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 80.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics40.6% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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 DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load times.
Memory24GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 24GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 8.1 is the second most recent version of Windows but it's worth upgrading to Windows 10 which has had several improvements made to the user interface including a better homescreen.
Sub-optimal background CPU (14%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory21.4 GB free of 24 GB @ 1.6 GHz
DisplayЦвета: 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20150528
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 12 '19 at 11:25
Run Duration135 Seconds
Run User RUS-User
Background CPU 14%

 PC Performing as expected (50th 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 i5-4690-$255
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (85th percentile)
80.7% Excellent
SC Int 111
SC Float 114
SC Mixed 110
90% 112 Pts
QC Int 422
QC Float 422
QC Mixed 421
96% 422 Pts
MC Int 435
MC Float 422
MC Mixed 418
64% 425 Pts
Poor: 54%
This bench: 80.7%
Great: 83%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$198
Gigabyte(1458 368E) 2GB
CLim: 1506 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 398.36
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
40.6% Average
Lighting 130
Reflection 102
Parallax 102
37% 112 fps
MRender 84
Gravity 128
Splatting 87
43% 99.6 fps
Poor: 34%
This bench: 40.6%
Great: 44%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Red 2TB (2012)-$79
91GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 56 74 79 72 66 69 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
38.5% Below average
Read 64.8
Write 69.8
Mixed 42.9
SusWrite 69.4
45% 61.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.3
56% 0.43 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 38.5%
Great: 86%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston KHX1600C10D3/8G 0215 CMX8GX3M2A1600C9 KHX1600C10D3/8G 0215 CMX8GX3M2A1600C9 24GB
1600, 1600, 1600, 1600 MHz
8192, 4096, 8192, 4096 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
61.7% Good
MC Read 22.4
MC Write 23.5
MC Mixed 18.2
61% 21.4 GB/s
SC Read 17.1
SC Write 18.8
SC Mixed 20.3
54% 18.7 GB/s
Latency 64.8
62% 64.8 ns
Poor: 52%
This bench: 61.7%
Great: 62%
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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 17,529 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: 74% - Very good Total price: $999
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