MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 33%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (63rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 37 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 76%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics28% 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 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 above expectations (63rd 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 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
76% Very good
1-Core 114
2-Core 210
77% 162 Pts
4-Core 434
8-Core 424
59% 429 Pts
64-Core 439
30% 439 Pts
Poor: 54%
This bench: 76%
Great: 88%
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 (71st percentile)
28% Poor
Lighting 97.2
Reflection 77.1
Parallax 120
26% 98 fps
MRender 86.4
Gravity 118
Splatting 76.1
30% 93.6 fps
Poor: 25%
This bench: 28%
Great: 30%
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 (67th 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: 60%
This bench: 97.9%
Great: 107%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$30
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: 53%
This bench: 89%
Great: 113%
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.

Typical Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917) Builds (Compare 22,049 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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