MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 105%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 98%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (91st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 9 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
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 89.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics117% 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 DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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.
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory14 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1728 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 06 '19 at 04:46
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing way above expectations (91st 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 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
89.9% Excellent
1-Core 134
2-Core 262
94% 198 Pts
4-Core 510
8-Core 534
71% 522 Pts
64-Core 540
36% 540 Pts
Poor: 53%
This bench: 89.9%
Great: 89%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2070S (Super)-$505
CLim: 2145 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 441.41
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
117% Outstanding
Lighting 462
Reflection 386
Parallax 471
121% 439 fps
MRender 396
Gravity 401
Splatting 248
118% 348 fps
Poor: 101%
This bench: 117%
Great: 119%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$61
193GB free
Firmware: EMT03B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 400 298 300 301 301 301 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
124% Outstanding
Read 505
Write 494
Mixed 426
SusWrite 317
98% 435 MB/s
4K Read 45.9
4K Write 126
4K Mixed 63.8
218% 78.6 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 349
DQ Mixed 359
271% 362 MB/s
Poor: 71%
This bench: 124%
Great: 123%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$44
2TB free (System drive)
Firmware: HP34
SusWrite @10s intervals: 143 151 132 183 191 189 MB/s
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
102% Outstanding
Read 190
Write 172
Mixed 83.5
SusWrite 165
111% 153 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
148% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 102%
Great: 113%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 1866 CL10 Series 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
77.5% Very good
MC Read 28.4
MC Write 29.1
MC Mixed 23.5
77% 27 GB/s
SC Read 21
SC Write 25.4
SC Mixed 25.4
68% 23.9 GB/s
Latency 56.8
70% 56.8 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 77.5%
Great: 69%
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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 25,693 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 52%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 49% - Average Total price: $799
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