MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 58%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (49th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 51 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 79.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics58.3% 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)
Boot Drive105% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait times.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory4.8 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 15 '20 at 03:21
Run Duration138 Seconds
Run User GRC-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing as expected (49th 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 (75th percentile)
79.4% Very good
1-Core 118
2-Core 236
83% 177 Pts
4-Core 453
8-Core 458
62% 456 Pts
64-Core 465
31% 465 Pts
Poor: 55%
This bench: 79.4%
Great: 90%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 580-$159
CLim: 1340 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 19.11.3
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
58.3% Above average
Lighting 183
Reflection 158
Parallax 187
48% 176 fps
MRender 146
Gravity 218
Splatting 130
59% 164 fps
Poor: 51%
This bench: 58.3%
Great: 61%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB-$100
97GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT0DB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 304 60 64 65 66 66 MB/s
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
105% Outstanding
Read 497
Write 492
Mixed 384
SusWrite 104
83% 369 MB/s
4K Read 45.8
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 57.3
202% 71.4 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 348
DQ Mixed 237
213% 321 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 105%
Great: 117%
Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB-$64
561GB free
Firmware: MX6OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 127 130 128 131 129 130 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
58.9% Above average
Read 75.4
Write 130
Mixed 31.1
SusWrite 129
66% 91.5 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.6
153% 1.3 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 58.9%
Great: 109%
Seagate ST3500830SCE 500GB
8GB free
Firmware: 3.ACD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 44 45 46 46 46 46 MB/s
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
28% Poor
Read 51.6
Write 48
Mixed 38.1
SusWrite 45.7
34% 45.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.8
134% 0.83 MB/s
Poor: 19%
This bench: 28%
Great: 43%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 2400 C11 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below potential (39th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
50.7% Above average
MC Read 16.8
MC Write 17.2
MC Mixed 14.7
46% 16.2 GB/s
SC Read 15.5
SC Write 18.2
SC Mixed 15.5
47% 16.4 GB/s
Latency 47.8
84% 47.8 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 50.7%
Great: 82%
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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 24,757 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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