MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (72nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 28 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. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 85.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics46.8% 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 Drive122% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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.
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory13.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit farver
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 15 '20 at 19:00
Run Duration148 Seconds
Run User DNK-User
Background CPU2%
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 PC Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-4690K-$175
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
85.3% Excellent
Memory 95.9
1-Core 114
2-Core 216
84% 142 Pts
4-Core 432
8-Core 433
59% 432 Pts
64-Core 431
29% 431 Pts
Poor: 59%
This bench: 85.3%
Great: 90%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 480-$234
CLim: 1328 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 20.12.1
Performing below potential (45th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
46.8% Average
Lighting 54
Reflection 62.6
Parallax 79.1
44% 65.2 fps
MRender 65.3
Gravity 62.2
Splatting 46.5
50% 58 fps
Poor: 35%
This bench: 46.8%
Great: 55%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$100
176GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 390 275 280 284 286 287 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
122% Outstanding
Read 504
Write 487
Mixed 385
SusWrite 300
94% 419 MB/s
4K Read 47.6
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 63.3
216% 76.4 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 343
DQ Mixed 364
272% 363 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 122%
Great: 123%
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$100
206GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 408 318 319 318 319 318 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
126% Outstanding
Read 507
Write 487
Mixed 401
SusWrite 333
97% 432 MB/s
4K Read 48.2
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 64.6
222% 79.1 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 347
DQ Mixed 357
270% 362 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 126%
Great: 123%
SanDisk Cruzer Fit 8GB
3GB free, PID 5571
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2 1.9 3 3.6 3.6 3.6 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
6.37% Terrible
Read 23.1
Write 14.5
Mixed 14.1
SusWrite 2.9
16% 13.6 MB/s
4K Read 4.9
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.8
59% 2.03 MB/s
Poor: 6%
This bench: 6.37%
Great: 13%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR3 1866 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1333 MHz clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
72.6% Very good
MC Read 25.9
MC Write 26.9
MC Mixed 22.9
72% 25.2 GB/s
SC Read 18.8
SC Write 21.5
SC Mixed 24.3
62% 21.5 GB/s
Latency 54.3
74% 54.3 ns
Poor: 34%
This bench: 72.6%
Great: 72%

 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 12,602 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 39%
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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