MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 41%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat
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. Additionally this processor can handle very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 76.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics52.6% 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 Drive57.1% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (16%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory4.5 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit väriä
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150811
Uptime7.1 Days
Run DateJul 23 '20 at 13:29
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User FIN-User
Background CPU 16%

 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 Server
Intel Core i5-4460-$98
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
76.6% Very good
Memory 91.6
1-Core 92
2-Core 176
73% 120 Pts
4-Core 357
8-Core 358
49% 357 Pts
64-Core 367
25% 367 Pts
Poor: 59%
This bench: 76.6%
Great: 78%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$340
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 432.00
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
52.6% Above average
Lighting 64.8
Reflection 67.5
Parallax 62
52% 64.8 fps
MRender 71.8
Gravity 64.3
Splatting 58
53% 64.7 fps
Poor: 45%
This bench: 52.6%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB-$69
60GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 603ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 76 89 98 92 95 95 MB/s
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
57.1% Above average
Read 252
Write 120
Mixed 167
SusWrite 90.8
35% 157 MB/s
4K Read 21
4K Write 70.1
4K Mixed 37
116% 42.7 MB/s
DQ Read 92.9
DQ Write 120
DQ Mixed 82.5
69% 98.5 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 57.1%
Great: 74%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$34
326GB free
Firmware: CC41
SusWrite @10s intervals: 91 113 134 137 138 134 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
70.4% Very good
Read 121
Write 124
Mixed 68.3
SusWrite 124
80% 110 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.8
142% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 70.4%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 1600 C10 1x8GB
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
34% Below average
MC Read 11.2
MC Write 11.4
MC Mixed 9.9
31% 10.8 GB/s
SC Read 10.2
SC Write 11.3
SC Mixed 10
30% 10.5 GB/s
Latency 64.8
62% 64.8 ns
Poor: 22%
This bench: 34%
Great: 34%

 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 13,227 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski

Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $788
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