MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 43%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (55th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 45 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 62.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics42.3% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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 Drive79.1% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait 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.
High background CPU (29%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
11 months ago, 11 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory11.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime4.3 Days
Run DateDec 07 '17 at 14:56
Run Duration117 Seconds
Run User BGD-User
Background CPU 29%

 PC Performing as expected (55th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i5-4460-$190
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
62.7% Good
SC Int 82.3
SC Float 88.7
SC Mixed 87.9
69% 86.3 Pts
QC Int 314
QC Float 336
QC Mixed 322
73% 324 Pts
MC Int 338
MC Float 342
MC Mixed 337
51% 339 Pts
Poor: 48%
This bench: 62.7%
Great: 72%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$198
Gigabyte(1458 36AC) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1506 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
42.3% Average
Lighting 144
Reflection 116
Parallax 129
43% 130 fps
MRender 80.8
Gravity 124
Splatting 84.2
42% 96.2 fps
Poor: 28%
This bench: 42.3%
Great: 45%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Transcend SSD370 256GB-$73
123GB free (System drive)
Firmware: N1114H Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
79.1% Very good
Read 492
Write 295
Mixed 372
86% 386 MB/s
4K Read 22
4K Write 80.2
4K Mixed 20.9
103% 41 MB/s
DQ Read 240
DQ Write 248
DQ Mixed 59.2
95% 182 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 79.1%
Great: 98%
WD Blue 2TB (2015)-$60
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
87.3% Excellent
Read 168
Write 136
Mixed 134
110% 146 MB/s
4K Read 0.71
4K Write 2.13
4K Mixed 0.28
100% 1.04 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 87.3%
Great: 88%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Team Dark-1600 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (29th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
47.5% Average
MC Read 16.6
MC Write 17.3
MC Mixed 15.1
47% 16.3 GB/s
SC Read 12.6
SC Write 15.3
SC Mixed 14.7
41% 14.2 GB/s
Latency 75.9
53% 75.9 ns
Poor: 38%
This bench: 47.5%
Great: 68%
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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 13,034 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917) - $160

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $889
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