MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 43%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 107%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (65th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 35 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. 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 93.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics36.1% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive114% 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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory12.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime1.9 Days
Run DateMay 22 '19 at 09:48
Run Duration192 Seconds
Run User NLD-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (65th 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, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
93.1% Outstanding
1-Core 136
2-Core 272
96% 204 Pts
4-Core 536
8-Core 540
74% 538 Pts
64-Core 536
36% 536 Pts
Poor: 54%
This bench: 93.1%
Great: 88%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$198
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 417.1
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
36.1% Below average
Lighting 140
Reflection 131
Parallax 144
36% 139 fps
MRender 96
Gravity 139
Splatting 93.6
36% 110 fps
Poor: 30%
This bench: 36.1%
Great: 36%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Pro 256GB-$224
117GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXM02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 216 295 336 388 388 383 MB/s
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
114% Outstanding
Read 518
Write 492
Mixed 366
SusWrite 334
96% 428 MB/s
4K Read 38
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 49.8
183% 67.9 MB/s
DQ Read 384
DQ Write 348
DQ Mixed 347
266% 360 MB/s
Poor: 73%
This bench: 114%
Great: 123%
Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$90
172GB free
Firmware: 1B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 397 595 475 307 308 309 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
171% Outstanding
Read 717
Write 629
Mixed 614
SusWrite 398
132% 590 MB/s
4K Read 63.6
4K Write 138
4K Mixed 81.9
274% 94.5 MB/s
DQ Read 781
DQ Write 682
DQ Mixed 1,007
680% 823 MB/s
Poor: 161%
This bench: 171%
Great: 279%
WD Red 2TB (2012)-$70
979GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 95 118 114 120 116 118 MB/s
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
68% Good
Read 123
Write 113
Mixed 83.6
SusWrite 113
80% 108 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.9
174% 1.33 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 68%
Great: 85%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
1TB free
Firmware: CC25
SusWrite @10s intervals: 124 170 171 171 171 171 MB/s
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
106% Outstanding
Read 206
Write 163
Mixed 89.5
SusWrite 163
114% 155 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
150% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 106%
Great: 115%
Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.C 1TB-$50
431GB free
Firmware: JP4OA3MA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 92 109 109 109 108 108 MB/s
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
62.1% Good
Read 110
Write 104
Mixed 57.5
SusWrite 106
69% 94.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
146% 1 MB/s
Poor: 30%
This bench: 62.1%
Great: 76%
Sobetter Ext 120GB
30GB free
Firmware: 0509
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 407
Write 391
Mixed 359
290% 385 MB/s
4K Read 21.4
4K Write 38.4
4K Mixed 20.9
3,925% 26.9 MB/s
DQ Read 147
DQ Write 139
DQ Mixed 43.7
696% 110 MB/s
Poor: 15% Great: 30%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 2133 C11 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
62.8% Good
MC Read 22.5
MC Write 23.1
MC Mixed 18.1
61% 21.2 GB/s
SC Read 17.7
SC Write 23.7
SC Mixed 21
59% 20.8 GB/s
Latency 59.5
67% 59.5 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 62.8%
Great: 81%
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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 22,039 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 51%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 47% - Average Total price: $977
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