MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (40th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 60 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 very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 64.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics69.4% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive69.6% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (11%). 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)
Memory4.7 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150528
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 12 '19 at 12:18
Run Duration146 Seconds
Run User LBN-User
Background CPU 11%

 PC Performing as expected (40th 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 i5-4460-$190
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
64.8% Good
SC Int 94
SC Float 95.1
SC Mixed 91.3
75% 93.5 Pts
QC Int 348
QC Float 346
QC Mixed 332
78% 342 Pts
MC Int 350
MC Float 344
MC Mixed 347
52% 347 Pts
Poor: 49%
This bench: 64.8%
Great: 72%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 290X-$549
MSI(1462 3071) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1000 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.7
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
69.4% Good
Lighting 210
Reflection 153
Parallax 292
74% 218 fps
MRender 123
Gravity 174
Splatting 172
66% 157 fps
Poor: 55%
This bench: 69.4%
Great: 75%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
HyperX Fury 240GB-$82
69GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 603ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 121 131 116 127 125 128 MB/s
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
69.6% Good
Read 340
Write 198
Mixed 217
SusWrite 125
49% 220 MB/s
4K Read 25.9
4K Write 87.2
4K Mixed 36.7
132% 49.9 MB/s
DQ Read 164
DQ Write 172
DQ Mixed 180
132% 172 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 69.6%
Great: 84%
Toshiba MD04ACA400 4TB-$110
3.5TB free
Firmware: FP2A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 126 137 138 150 145 145 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
65.6% Good
Read 87.9
Write 143
Mixed 37.3
SusWrite 140
74% 102 MB/s
4K Read 1.6
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.1
113% 1.2 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 65.6%
Great: 106%
WD Blue 500GB (2008)-$33
40GB free
Firmware: 12.01C02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 16 8.9 15 14 13 14 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (0th percentile)
8.21% Terrible
Read 15
Write 16
Mixed 11.5
SusWrite 13.6
10% 14 MB/s
4K Read 0
4K Write 0.3
4K Mixed 0
6% 0.1 MB/s
Poor: 23%
This bench: 8.21%
Great: 69%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 1866 C10 1x8GB
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 1333 MHz clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
36.8% Below average
MC Read 12
MC Write 12
MC Mixed 11
33% 11.7 GB/s
SC Read 11
SC Write 12.7
SC Mixed 12.4
34% 12 GB/s
Latency 62.6
64% 62.6 ns
Poor: 22%
This bench: 36.8%
Great: 39%
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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 15,885 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
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Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

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

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