MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (84th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 16 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 90.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Boot Drive109% 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.
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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory13.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 22 '20 at 13:29
Run Duration143 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing above expectations (84th 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 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
90.1% Outstanding
1-Core 130
2-Core 261
92% 196 Pts
4-Core 525
8-Core 514
71% 519 Pts
64-Core 515
35% 515 Pts
Poor: 53%
This bench: 90.1%
Great: 89%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB-$100
63GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT0CB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 304 241 209 157 137 111 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
109% Outstanding
Read 506
Write 490
Mixed 393
SusWrite 193
89% 396 MB/s
4K Read 43.4
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 56.1
196% 69.9 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 349
DQ Mixed 221
205% 317 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 109%
Great: 116%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$40
664GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 131 145 145 145 146 146 MB/s
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
84% Excellent
Read 150
Write 74
Mixed 71.7
SusWrite 143
80% 110 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.7
135% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 84%
Great: 107%
Seagate ST32000542AS 1TB
477GB free
Firmware: RVT03B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 402 486 487 489 488 490 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - drive id incomplete or inconclusive
Read 517
Write 493
Mixed 468
SusWrite 474
362% 488 MB/s
4K Read 44.3
4K Write 128
4K Mixed 65.1
11,457% 79.3 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 349
DQ Mixed 363
3,337% 365 MB/s
Poor: 57% Great: 77%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Savage DDR3 2400 C11 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
88.4% Excellent
MC Read 32.8
MC Write 33.5
MC Mixed 28.2
90% 31.5 GB/s
SC Read 20.2
SC Write 24.7
SC Mixed 26.5
68% 23.8 GB/s
Latency 48.9
82% 48.9 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 88.4%
Great: 87%
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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 25,711 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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