MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 48%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (68th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 32 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 67.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics49.5% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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)
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 (32%). 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)
Memory12.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit kolorów
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20141223
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 12 '19 at 18:43
Run Duration126 Seconds
Run User POL-User
Background CPU 32%

 PC Performing above expectations (68th 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 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (60th percentile)
67.8% Good
1-Core 112
2-Core 220
78% 166 Pts
4-Core 434
8-Core 403
58% 418 Pts
64-Core 430
29% 430 Pts
Poor: 46%
This bench: 67.8%
Great: 82%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$399
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 431.36
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
49.5% Average
Lighting 190
Reflection 158
Parallax 196
49% 182 fps
MRender 150
Gravity 188
Splatting 123
50% 154 fps
Poor: 44%
This bench: 49.5%
Great: 55%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 120GB-$110
22GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 442
Write 440
Mixed 339
91% 407 MB/s
4K Read 37.4
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 59.5
194% 70.6 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 342
DQ Mixed 354
268% 359 MB/s
Poor: 71% Great: 115%
Toshiba DT01ACA050 500GB-$23
40GB free
Firmware: MS1OA750
SusWrite @10s intervals: 145 137 136 132 134 133 MB/s
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
83% Excellent
Read 153
Write 165
Mixed 38.5
SusWrite 136
89% 123 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
137% 1 MB/s
Poor: 31%
This bench: 83%
Great: 103%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 1866 C10 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1333 MHz clocked @ 2000 MHz
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
73.5% Very good
MC Read 26.3
MC Write 28.3
MC Mixed 22.4
73% 25.7 GB/s
SC Read 18.6
SC Write 20.7
SC Mixed 24.4
61% 21.2 GB/s
Latency 53.8
74% 53.8 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 73.5%
Great: 74%
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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 20,894 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 46% - Average Total price: $977
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