MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (79th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 21 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 69.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics40.4% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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 Drive91.1% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait times.
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.
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory13.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20141223
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 11 '19 at 04:45
Run Duration113 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (79th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-4590-$170
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
69.5% Good
1-Core 106
2-Core 209
74% 158 Pts
4-Core 386
8-Core 398
53% 392 Pts
64-Core 406
27% 406 Pts
Poor: 51%
This bench: 69.5%
Great: 72%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 770-$279
Nvidia(10DE 1033) 2GB
CLim: 1202 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
40.4% Average
Lighting 127
Reflection 101
Parallax 176
33% 135 fps
MRender 113
Gravity 147
Splatting 82.6
41% 114 fps
Poor: 38%
This bench: 40.4%
Great: 44%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston A400 240GB-$32
201GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S1Z40102
SusWrite @10s intervals: 276 370 412 404 402 402 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
91.1% Outstanding
Read 462
Write 402
Mixed 366
SusWrite 378
90% 402 MB/s
4K Read 29.9
4K Write 121
4K Mixed 21.1
136% 57.4 MB/s
DQ Read 120
DQ Write 327
DQ Mixed 33.2
80% 160 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 91.1%
Great: 96%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 1333 C9 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
54.3% Above average
MC Read 18.9
MC Write 19.7
MC Mixed 16.7
53% 18.4 GB/s
SC Read 15.5
SC Write 18.8
SC Mixed 17.1
49% 17.1 GB/s
Latency 65.8
61% 65.8 ns
Poor: 26%
This bench: 54.3%
Great: 54%
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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 22,787 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 49% - Average Total price: $802
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