MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 56%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat
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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 76.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics69.3% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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 (21%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory13.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1680 x 1050 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 13 '18 at 22:18
Run Duration92 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 21%

 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 i5-4690K-$235
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
76.5% Very good
SC Int 110
SC Float 106
SC Mixed 112
87% 109 Pts
QC Int 406
QC Float 420
QC Mixed 385
92% 404 Pts
MC Int 408
MC Float 399
MC Mixed 407
61% 405 Pts
Poor: 55%
This bench: 76.5%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-3GB-$180
PNY(196E 11D9) 3GB
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
69.3% Good
Lighting 209
Reflection 184
Parallax 198
64% 197 fps
MRender 152
Gravity 202
Splatting 162
74% 172 fps
Poor: 58%
This bench: 69.3%
Great: 72%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB-$58
201GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HP35 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
46.4% Average
Read 79.2
Write 82.5
Mixed 77.7
60% 79.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.19
4K Write 1.13
4K Mixed 0.18
48% 0.5 MB/s
Poor: 25%
This bench: 46.4%
Great: 69%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 4GBH1X04F1AA28-15 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
63% Good
MC Read 22.2
MC Write 23.2
MC Mixed 20.4
63% 21.9 GB/s
SC Read 17.4
SC Write 20.4
SC Mixed 19.2
54% 19 GB/s
Latency 65.7
61% 65.7 ns
Poor: 34%
This bench: 63%
Great: 71%
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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 13,907 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 90% - Outstanding Total price: $784
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