MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 56%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 56%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (69th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 31 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. 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 73.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics60.2% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at 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.
Very high background CPU (32%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory11.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1280 x 1024 - 32 Bit farger
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateFeb 10 '17 at 00:26
Run Duration282 Seconds
Run User NOR-User
Background CPU 32%

 PC Performing above expectations (69th 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 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
73.2% Very good
1-Core 108
2-Core 220
77% 164 Pts
4-Core 416
8-Core 418
57% 417 Pts
64-Core 400
27% 400 Pts
Poor: 58%
This bench: 73.2%
Great: 90%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$242
CLim: 2025 MHz, MLim: 2052 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 378.49
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
60.2% Good
Lighting 242
Reflection 205
Parallax 218
64% 222 fps
MRender 153
Gravity 221
Splatting 168
60% 181 fps
Poor: 51%
This bench: 60.2%
Great: 61%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Desktop SSHD 1TB-$40
643GB free
Firmware: CC41 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
90.7% Outstanding
Read 135
Write 180
Mixed 148
116% 154 MB/s
4K Read 0.63
4K Write 5.36
4K Mixed 0.56
188% 2.18 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 90.7%
Great: 113%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB-$23
412GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HP35 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing above expectations (60th percentile)
59.7% Above average
Read 111
Write 96.8
Mixed 102
78% 103 MB/s
4K Read 0.73
4K Write 1.89
4K Mixed 0.52
123% 1.05 MB/s
Poor: 30%
This bench: 59.7%
Great: 71%
Hitachi HTS541080G9SA00 80GB
61GB free
Firmware: MB4IC60H Max speed: SATA 1.0 150 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
18.4% Very poor
Read 32.8
Write 31.3
Mixed 31.1
24% 31.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.47
4K Write 0.83
4K Mixed 0.21
58% 0.5 MB/s
Poor: 5%
This bench: 18.4%
Great: 18%
TDK LoR TF10 8GB
7GB free, PID 0710
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
5.53% Terrible
Read 21.1
Write 6.89
Mixed 7.88
13% 12 MB/s
4K Read 3.87
4K Write 0.02
4K Mixed 0.004
15% 1.3 MB/s
Poor: 3%
This bench: 5.53%
Great: 5%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 2400 C11 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (28th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
48.1% Average
MC Read 15.7
MC Write 17.7
MC Mixed 15.6
47% 16.3 GB/s
SC Read 13.3
SC Write 16.8
SC Mixed 15.4
43% 15.2 GB/s
Latency 73.1
55% 73.1 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 48.1%
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 24,150 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 52%
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Desktop
Desktop 76%
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Workstation
Workstation 52%
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Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

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