MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 38%
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 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 80.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics53.8% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 10 years and 6 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory12.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20150811
Uptime5.9 Days
Run DateNov 28 '19 at 02:54
Run Duration127 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU1%

 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 3.5 GHz
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
80.6% Excellent
1-Core 117
2-Core 234
82% 176 Pts
4-Core 468
8-Core 469
64% 468 Pts
64-Core 468
31% 468 Pts
Poor: 54%
This bench: 80.6%
Great: 89%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$428
CLim: 1506 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 441.12
Performing above expectations (85th percentile)
53.8% Above average
Lighting 204
Reflection 185
Parallax 205
54% 198 fps
MRender 157
Gravity 192
Splatting 129
54% 160 fps
Poor: 47%
This bench: 53.8%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 120GB-$78
25GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 507
Write 491
Mixed 386
103% 461 MB/s
4K Read 44.2
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 60
207% 74.2 MB/s
DQ Read 360
DQ Write 336
DQ Mixed 344
259% 347 MB/s
Poor: 61% Great: 116%
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$66
411GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 63 62 63 61 62 62 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
64.4% Good
Read 162
Write 77.5
Mixed 79.5
SusWrite 62.1
70% 95.3 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.7
159% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 64.4%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
63.2% Good
MC Read 22.1
MC Write 22.9
MC Mixed 19.9
62% 21.6 GB/s
SC Read 17.2
SC Write 21.9
SC Mixed 20.6
57% 19.9 GB/s
Latency 60.7
66% 60.7 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 63.2%
Great: 62%
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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 24,030 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 53%
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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