MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (99th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 1 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 80.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics93.9% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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 8.1 is the second most recent version of Windows but it's worth upgrading to Windows 10 which has had several improvements made to the user interface including a better homescreen.
High background CPU (27%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
15 months ago, 8 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory12.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 13 '19 at 09:31
Run Duration158 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 27%

 PC Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-4570-$195
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
80.9% Excellent
Memory 95.5
1-Core 105
2-Core 205
81% 135 Pts
4-Core 386
8-Core 377
52% 382 Pts
64-Core 385
26% 385 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 80.9%
Great: 80%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-Ti-$560
CLim: 1662 MHz, MLim: 1823 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 436.48
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
93.9% Outstanding
Lighting 122
Reflection 128
Parallax 115
98% 122 fps
MRender 104
Gravity 111
Splatting 106
89% 107 fps
Poor: 70%
This bench: 93.9%
Great: 90%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$70
22GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 5,156
Write 86
Mixed 166
375% 1,803 MB/s
4K Read 901
4K Write 5.2
4K Mixed 10.4
1,381% 306 MB/s
Poor: 69% Great: 122%
Liteon CV8-8E128-11 SATA 128GB
104GB free
Firmware: C27110B
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 466
Write 388
Mixed 378
92% 411 MB/s
4K Read 40.7
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 57.8
193% 69.1 MB/s
DQ Read 276
DQ Write 313
DQ Mixed 117
137% 235 MB/s
Poor: 46% Great: 100%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$30
472GB free
Firmware: CC44
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 128
Write 103
Mixed 71.4
75% 101 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.7
144% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 52% Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 1866 C9 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1400 MHz clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
72.9% Very good
MC Read 26.4
MC Write 27.1
MC Mixed 23.5
73% 25.7 GB/s
SC Read 18.5
SC Write 19.4
SC Mixed 22.9
58% 20.3 GB/s
Latency 55.6
72% 55.6 ns
Poor: 30%
This bench: 72.9%
Great: 71%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

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Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 53% - Above average Total price: $758
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