MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 80%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht
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 brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. 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 83.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics82.2% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive114% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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 (13%). 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)
Memory11.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 16 '19 at 10:13
Run Duration144 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 13%

 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 4.3 GHz, turbo 5.25 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (85th percentile)
83.8% Excellent
1-Core 126
2-Core 250
88% 188 Pts
4-Core 472
8-Core 472
64% 472 Pts
64-Core 474
32% 474 Pts
Poor: 55%
This bench: 83.8%
Great: 89%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$346
CLim: 2037 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 441.20
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
82.2% Excellent
Lighting 329
Reflection 300
Parallax 315
86% 314 fps
MRender 204
Gravity 303
Splatting 235
82% 247 fps
Poor: 72%
This bench: 82.2%
Great: 85%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Pro 512GB-$249
40GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXM04B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 294 396 447 459 444 305 MB/s
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
114% Outstanding
Read 497
Write 475
Mixed 358
SusWrite 391
97% 430 MB/s
4K Read 36.2
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 47.8
174% 64.8 MB/s
DQ Read 383
DQ Write 348
DQ Mixed 358
270% 363 MB/s
Poor: 75%
This bench: 114%
Great: 125%
Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB-$350
37GB free
Firmware: 2B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 371 505 484 367 360 346 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
149% Outstanding
Read 717
Write 589
Mixed 510
SusWrite 405
124% 555 MB/s
4K Read 49.5
4K Write 132
4K Mixed 62.7
225% 81.5 MB/s
DQ Read 783
DQ Write 404
DQ Mixed 456
375% 547 MB/s
Poor: 143%
This bench: 149%
Great: 283%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 320GB-$53
107GB free
Firmware: 3.AAE
SusWrite @10s intervals: 74 76 76 76 76 75 MB/s
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
40% Below average
Read 63.7
Write 36.5
Mixed 39
SusWrite 75.3
40% 53.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
144% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 21%
This bench: 40%
Great: 44%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR3 1866 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1333 MHz clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
70.1% Very good
MC Read 24.7
MC Write 26.4
MC Mixed 22.4
70% 24.5 GB/s
SC Read 15.7
SC Write 23.2
SC Mixed 21.1
57% 20 GB/s
Latency 55.3
72% 55.3 ns
Poor: 34%
This bench: 70.1%
Great: 73%
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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 23,866 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 53%
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Desktop
Desktop 76%
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Workstation
Workstation 52%
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Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 46% - Average Total price: $851
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