MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (60th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 40 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 83.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics37.2% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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 Drive97.9% 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.
Memory12GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 12GB 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (12%). 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)
Memory9.9 GB free of 12 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 13 '19 at 05:07
Run Duration126 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 12%

 PC Performing as expected (60th 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 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
83.5% Excellent
SC Int 114
SC Float 117
SC Mixed 114
92% 115 Pts
QC Int 437
QC Float 433
QC Mixed 434
99% 435 Pts
MC Int 438
MC Float 429
MC Mixed 439
65% 435 Pts
Poor: 62%
This bench: 83.5%
Great: 99%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 760-$209
MSI(1462 284C) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1241 MHz, MLim: 1502 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
37.2% Below average
Lighting 97.2
Reflection 77.1
Parallax 120
33% 98 fps
MRender 86.4
Gravity 118
Splatting 76.1
41% 93.6 fps
Poor: 32%
This bench: 37.2%
Great: 40%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Evo 120GB-$138
85GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT0BB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 267 143 142 142 144 145 MB/s
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
97.9% Outstanding
Read 457
Write 439
Mixed 319
SusWrite 164
77% 345 MB/s
4K Read 32.4
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 51
172% 63.9 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 346
DQ Mixed 173
182% 299 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 97.9%
Great: 108%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$42
834GB free
Firmware: CC46
SusWrite @10s intervals: 164 167 192 170 167 182 MB/s
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
89% Excellent
Read 137
Write 97.2
Mixed 83.4
SusWrite 174
90% 123 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.7
127% 0.83 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 89%
Great: 112%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Micron 512M6416V69AD2J15E 0420 F3-14900CL9-4GBXL 0420 F3-14900CL9-4GBXL 12GB
1333, 1867, 1867 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
31.7% Below average
MC Read 10.2
MC Write 10.4
MC Mixed 8.9
28% 9.83 GB/s
SC Read 9.9
SC Write 10.7
SC Mixed 10
29% 10.2 GB/s
Latency 63.9
63% 63.9 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 31.7%
Great: 37%
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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 18,700 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: $985
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