MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (78th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 22 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 88.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics75.5% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (33%). 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)
Memory13.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 04 '19 at 23:43
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 33%

 PC Performing above expectations (78th 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 3.5 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
88.2% Excellent
SC Int 117
SC Float 115
SC Mixed 117
93% 117 Pts
QC Int 460
QC Float 463
QC Mixed 467
105% 463 Pts
MC Int 465
MC Float 436
MC Mixed 439
67% 447 Pts
Poor: 62%
This bench: 88.2%
Great: 99%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$230
CLim: 2012 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 419.67
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
75.5% Very good
Lighting 232
Reflection 203
Parallax 243
73% 226 fps
MRender 148
Gravity 220
Splatting 174
77% 181 fps
Poor: 60%
This bench: 75.5%
Great: 77%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel 520 Series 120GB-$149
6GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 400i
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 452
Write 161
Mixed 208
60% 274 MB/s
4K Read 38.9
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 45.4
175% 64.4 MB/s
DQ Read 220
DQ Write 146
DQ Mixed 172
131% 179 MB/s
Poor: 55% Great: 89%
WD Green 3TB (2011)-$93
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 93 105 113 113 110 114 MB/s
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
66% Good
Read 122
Write 124
Mixed 77.7
SusWrite 108
79% 108 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.9
167% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 66%
Great: 83%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 1600 C9 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
62.5% Good
MC Read 22.2
MC Write 22.8
MC Mixed 19.9
62% 21.6 GB/s
SC Read 13.6
SC Write 21.8
SC Mixed 18.8
52% 18.1 GB/s
Latency 57.7
69% 57.7 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 62.5%
Great: 65%
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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 18,683 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: 75% - Very good Total price: $986
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