MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 48%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (70th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 30 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: 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 87.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics54.7% 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 11 years and 4 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 (70th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-4690K-$189
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
87.3% Excellent
Memory 93.6
1-Core 117
2-Core 234
86% 148 Pts
4-Core 468
8-Core 469
64% 468 Pts
64-Core 468
31% 468 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 87.3%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$340
CLim: 1506 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 441.12
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
54.7% Above average
Lighting 67.9
Reflection 71.3
Parallax 64
56% 67.7 fps
MRender 75
Gravity 64
Splatting 56.2
43% 65.1 fps
Poor: 45%
This bench: 54.7%
Great: 58%
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: 70% Great: 114%
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$72
411GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 63 62 63 61 62 62 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (16th 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: 54%
This bench: 64.4%
Great: 106%
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 (97th 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: 31%
This bench: 63.2%
Great: 62%

 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 8,221 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski

Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $788
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