MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (83rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 17 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 78.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics64.6% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive111% 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.
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 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. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory18.9 GB free of 24 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime1.2 Days
Run DateMar 27 '19 at 22:59
Run Duration141 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 11%
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 PC Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-4690K-$175
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4.3 GHz, turbo 5.25 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
78.8% Very good
Memory 84.2
1-Core 122
2-Core 240
85% 149 Pts
4-Core 420
8-Core 443
59% 432 Pts
64-Core 456
31% 456 Pts
Poor: 59%
This bench: 78.8%
Great: 90%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$290
CLim: 2088 MHz, MLim: 2402 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 419.67
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
64.6% Good
Lighting 83
Reflection 81.2
Parallax 71.3
67% 78.5 fps
MRender 84.1
Gravity 75
Splatting 77.5
62% 78.9 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 64.6%
Great: 61%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$100
153GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT03B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 320 217 213 211 211 205 MB/s
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
111% Outstanding
Read 492
Write 483
Mixed 400
SusWrite 229
90% 401 MB/s
4K Read 41.9
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 57.1
196% 70.6 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 349
DQ Mixed 362
272% 364 MB/s
Poor: 73%
This bench: 111%
Great: 122%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$31
750GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 170 172 168 171 171 173 MB/s
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
101% Outstanding
Read 181
Write 160
Mixed 88.5
SusWrite 171
110% 150 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1.2
218% 1.6 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 101%
Great: 108%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$31
931GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 174 175 175 176 175 174 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
111% Outstanding
Read 213
Write 162
Mixed 91.5
SusWrite 175
117% 160 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 1.2
247% 1.87 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 111%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown CMZ16GX3M2A1600C10 0215 CMZ16GX3M2A1600C10 0215 CML8GX3M2A1600C9 0215 CML8GX3M2A1600C9 24GB
1600, 1600, 1600, 1600 MHz
8192, 8192, 4096, 4096 MB
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
55.2% Above average
MC Read 19.1
MC Write 21.3
MC Mixed 16.5
54% 19 GB/s
SC Read 14.5
SC Write 20.3
SC Mixed 18
50% 17.6 GB/s
Latency 73.1
55% 73.1 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 55.2%
Great: 55%

 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 12,622 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $788
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HDDRAMUSB
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