MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (79th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 21 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 91.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics57.1% 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 Drive94.9% 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)
Memory5.4 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 18 '20 at 22:44
Run Duration146 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing above expectations (79th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-4670K-$180
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4.4 GHz, turbo 5.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
91.3% Outstanding
Memory 93.6
1-Core 121
2-Core 260
90% 158 Pts
4-Core 514
8-Core 516
70% 515 Pts
64-Core 470
32% 470 Pts
Poor: 63%
This bench: 91.3%
Great: 90%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$340
CLim: 1606 MHz, MLim: 1927 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 456.71
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
57.1% Above average
Lighting 217
Reflection 195
Parallax 216
57% 209 fps
MRender 169
Gravity 203
Splatting 138
58% 170 fps
Poor: 47%
This bench: 57.1%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Evo 120GB-$138
56GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT0DB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 202 141 118 96 68 61 MB/s
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
94.9% Outstanding
Read 455
Write 441
Mixed 308
SusWrite 114
74% 330 MB/s
4K Read 41.1
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 46.1
175% 62.9 MB/s
DQ Read 374
DQ Write 349
DQ Mixed 180
185% 301 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 94.9%
Great: 108%
Crucial MX500 2TB-$217
1.5TB free
Firmware: M3CR032
SusWrite @10s intervals: 206 411 444 434 439 438 MB/s
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
115% Outstanding
Read 463
Write 421
Mixed 379
SusWrite 395
93% 414 MB/s
4K Read 36.2
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 54
179% 64.4 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 351
DQ Mixed 288
238% 340 MB/s
Poor: 81%
This bench: 115%
Great: 124%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016)-$70
2TB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 159 198 199 199 197 194 MB/s
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
102% Outstanding
Read 164
Write 130
Mixed 82.9
SusWrite 191
104% 142 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
138% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 102%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 1600 C9 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
60.5% Good
MC Read 21.4
MC Write 22.2
MC Mixed 18.2
59% 20.6 GB/s
SC Read 17.3
SC Write 22.1
SC Mixed 18.1
55% 19.2 GB/s
Latency 60.8
66% 60.8 ns
Poor: 30%
This bench: 60.5%
Great: 62%

 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 7,419 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $758
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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9600K $180Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $230Crucial MX500 250GB $46
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Intel Core i5-10600K $275Nvidia GTX 1650S (Super) $170Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $43
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $36Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $69SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $34Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $69SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $544SanDisk Extreme 16GB $28
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