MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (63rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 37 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. 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 65.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics81.7% 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 Drive112% 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.
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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 10 years and 2 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
Run History
9 months ago, 6 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory11.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20150811
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 16 '19 at 01:40
Run Duration158 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (63rd 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 3.5 GHz
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
65.6% Good
1-Core 110
2-Core 218
77% 164 Pts
4-Core 402
8-Core 431
56% 417 Pts
64-Core 425
28% 425 Pts
Poor: 46%
This bench: 65.6%
Great: 82%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$409
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 419.17
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
81.7% Excellent
Lighting 321
Reflection 314
Parallax 328
83% 321 fps
MRender 210
Gravity 301
Splatting 234
80% 248 fps
Poor: 70%
This bench: 81.7%
Great: 86%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB-$100
122GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 318 153 144 134 133 132 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
112% Outstanding
Read 501
Write 478
Mixed 377
SusWrite 169
85% 381 MB/s
4K Read 47
4K Write 121
4K Mixed 58.7
211% 75.7 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 346
DQ Mixed 229
208% 319 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 112%
Great: 115%
Seagate Desktop SSHD 2TB-$90
296GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 181 187 189 188 188 188 MB/s
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
104% Outstanding
Read 173
Write 136
Mixed 63.7
SusWrite 187
102% 140 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 4.9
4K Mixed 2.6
438% 2.97 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 104%
Great: 112%
USB DISK 3.0 64GB
3GB free, PID 5200
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 182
Write 84.5
Mixed 63
119% 110 MB/s
4K Read 5.4
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 1.2
85% 2.43 MB/s
Poor: 8% Great: 39%
SanDisk Cruzer Blade 32GB
30GB free, PID 5567
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 4.8 8.1 8.7 8.4 8.3 8.4 MB/s
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
10.9% Very poor
Read 20.8
Write 10.5
Mixed 5.5
SusWrite 7.8
13% 11.1 MB/s
4K Read 4.1
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.3
83% 2.03 MB/s
Poor: 5%
This bench: 10.9%
Great: 15%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing below potential (12th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
34.6% Below average
MC Read 11.5
MC Write 11.7
MC Mixed 10
32% 11.1 GB/s
SC Read 9.7
SC Write 11.3
SC Mixed 10.4
30% 10.5 GB/s
Latency 64
62% 64 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 34.6%
Great: 63%
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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 20,910 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 50%
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Desktop
Desktop 76%
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Workstation
Workstation 52%
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Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917) - $160

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 46% - Average Total price: $977
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