MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 77%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (83rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 17 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 79.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics85.1% 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 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory13 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0.7 Days
Run DateNov 23 '19 at 20:35
Run Duration129 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (83rd 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 4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
79.6% Very good
1-Core 117
2-Core 236
83% 176 Pts
4-Core 457
8-Core 457
62% 457 Pts
64-Core 451
30% 451 Pts
Poor: 54%
This bench: 79.6%
Great: 89%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$346
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 430.86
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
85.1% Excellent
Lighting 341
Reflection 311
Parallax 329
90% 327 fps
MRender 210
Gravity 314
Splatting 242
85% 255 fps
Poor: 72%
This bench: 85.1%
Great: 85%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial BX100 1TB-$500
20GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU01
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 515
Write 435
Mixed 349
96% 433 MB/s
4K Read 30.7
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 45.9
164% 62.7 MB/s
DQ Read 272
DQ Write 293
DQ Mixed 208
177% 258 MB/s
Poor: 64% Great: 109%
WD Blue 500GB (2008)-$33
237GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 77 78 78 77 77 77 MB/s
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
55.4% Above average
Read 116
Write 108
Mixed 63.8
SusWrite 77.4
67% 91 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.8
149% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 25%
This bench: 55.4%
Great: 70%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 1600 C9 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
63.8% Good
MC Read 22.1
MC Write 22.9
MC Mixed 20.2
62% 21.7 GB/s
SC Read 18
SC Write 21.9
SC Mixed 20
57% 20 GB/s
Latency 56.2
71% 56.2 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 63.8%
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 24,006 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: 47% - Average Total price: $836
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