MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing GPU
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (67th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 33 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 81.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Boot Drive123% 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)
Memory10 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit Farben
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime1.2 Days
Run DateJun 14 '21 at 19:49
Run Duration168 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing above expectations (67th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Xeon E3-1231 v3-$209
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
81.6% Excellent
Memory 96.5
1-Core 107
2-Core 196
80% 133 Pts
4-Core 360
8-Core 539
58% 450 Pts
64-Core 551
37% 551 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 81.6%
Great: 84%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung SM951 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$194
62GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXW7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 257 249 281 245 323 319 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
123% Outstanding
Read 711
Write 585
Mixed 485
SusWrite 279
115% 515 MB/s
4K Read 47.7
4K Write 97.9
4K Mixed 51.2
190% 65.6 MB/s
DQ Read 588
DQ Write 281
DQ Mixed 437
324% 435 MB/s
Poor: 118%
This bench: 123%
Great: 237%
Seagate Momentus XT 7200 RPM 2.5" 750GB-$147
698GB free
Firmware: SM12
SusWrite @10s intervals: 108 111 105 110 108 111 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
63.4% Good
Read 112
Write 103
Mixed 76.5
SusWrite 109
74% 100 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
137% 1 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 63.4%
Great: 64%
WD Green 1TB (2011)-$70
376GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 128 129 128 126 128 129 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
80.5% Excellent
Read 152
Write 132
Mixed 89
SusWrite 128
92% 125 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
193% 1.47 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 80.5%
Great: 86%
WD WD10EACS-00ZJB0 1TB
931GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 90 90 90 88 88 88 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
51.5% Above average
Read 90.2
Write 86.7
Mixed 60
SusWrite 89.1
60% 81.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.7
142% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 26%
This bench: 51.5%
Great: 52%
WD Authorized HDD 2TB
624GB free, PID 1026
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 41 41 41 41 42 42 MB/s
Performing below expectations (20th percentile)
20.6% Poor
Read 40.9
Write 40.7
Mixed 33.3
SusWrite 41.3
53% 39.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
94% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 17%
This bench: 20.6%
Great: 52%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL TridentX DDR3 2400 C10 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
82% Excellent
MC Read 32.3
MC Write 31.2
MC Mixed 24
83% 29.2 GB/s
SC Read 20.6
SC Write 20.3
SC Mixed 25.6
63% 22.2 GB/s
Latency 52.1
77% 52.1 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 82%
Great: 90%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

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Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

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