MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 107%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (49th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 51 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 68.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics140% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive99.9% 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.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (16%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory10.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20141223
Uptime2.7 Days
Run DateOct 27 '19 at 08:27
Run Duration144 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 16%

 PC Performing as expected (49th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-4690-$223
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
68.2% Good
1-Core 105
2-Core 200
72% 153 Pts
4-Core 379
8-Core 383
52% 381 Pts
64-Core 384
26% 384 Pts
Poor: 56%
This bench: 68.2%
Great: 77%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$750
Zotac(19DA 4471) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2037 MHz, MLim: 2800 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 440.97
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
140% Outstanding
Lighting 554
Reflection 495
Parallax 565
146% 538 fps
MRender 255
Gravity 546
Splatting 286
141% 362 fps
Poor: 51%
This bench: 140%
Great: 146%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Corsair Force LE SSD 960GB
354GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFC12.2
SusWrite @10s intervals: 361 386 415 290 197 318 MB/s
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
99.9% Outstanding
Read 482
Write 463
Mixed 379
SusWrite 328
93% 413 MB/s
4K Read 31
4K Write 93.7
4K Mixed 40.3
148% 55 MB/s
DQ Read 353
DQ Write 322
DQ Mixed 207
191% 294 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 99.9%
Great: 107%
WD Blue 3D SATA M.2 1TB-$110
253GB free
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 373 404 429 450 453 453 MB/s
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
107% Outstanding
Read 472
Write 456
Mixed 312
SusWrite 427
94% 417 MB/s
4K Read 36.4
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 34.4
156% 59.2 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 331
DQ Mixed 254
218% 321 MB/s
Poor: 76%
This bench: 107%
Great: 120%
WD Black 4TB (2013)-$210
933GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 93 96 96 96 96 96 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
53.3% Above average
Read 89.7
Write 90
Mixed 71.8
SusWrite 95.5
64% 86.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 3.2
4K Mixed 1.1
215% 1.7 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 53.3%
Great: 99%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 1600 C9 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (33rd percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
47.7% Average
MC Read 16.5
MC Write 17.2
MC Mixed 15.3
47% 16.3 GB/s
SC Read 12.5
SC Write 16.1
SC Mixed 14.4
41% 14.3 GB/s
Latency 72.9
55% 72.9 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 47.7%
Great: 63%
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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 24,145 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 52%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 46% - Average Total price: $861
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