MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 76%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (83rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 17 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 96.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics74.6% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive89.3% 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.
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.
Run History
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 colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 13 '18 at 15:37
Run Duration242 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing above expectations (83rd 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-$255
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
96.1% Outstanding
SC Int 129
SC Float 132
SC Mixed 131
105% 131 Pts
QC Int 504
QC Float 498
QC Mixed 501
114% 501 Pts
MC Int 495
MC Float 502
MC Mixed 500
75% 499 Pts
Poor: 59%
This bench: 96.1%
Great: 97%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-3GB-$195
CLim: 2126 MHz, MLim: 2152 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 390.77
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
74.6% Very good
Lighting 234
Reflection 194
Parallax 209
70% 213 fps
MRender 159
Gravity 217
Splatting 173
78% 183 fps
Poor: 58%
This bench: 74.6%
Great: 72%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
PNY CS900 240GB-$47
95GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900208 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
89.3% Excellent
Read 511
Write 467
Mixed 489
109% 489 MB/s
4K Read 30.4
4K Write 94.2
4K Mixed 8.26
106% 44.3 MB/s
DQ Read 163
DQ Write 323
DQ Mixed 11.2
74% 165 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 89.3%
Great: 83%
Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB-$42
552GB free
Firmware: MS2OA750 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
90.5% Outstanding
Read 162
Write 154
Mixed 141
114% 152 MB/s
4K Read 0.63
4K Write 1.44
4K Mixed 0.14
69% 0.74 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 90.5%
Great: 106%
PNY USB 2.0 FD 16GB
15GB free, PID 006a
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing below expectations (40th percentile)
5.69% Terrible
Read 22.8
Write 6.93
Mixed 5.3
12% 11.7 MB/s
4K Read 3.42
4K Write 0.02
4K Mixed 0.005
14% 1.15 MB/s
Poor: 5%
This bench: 5.69%
Great: 8%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 1866 C9 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1333 MHz clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
80% Excellent
MC Read 28.4
MC Write 30
MC Mixed 25.4
80% 27.9 GB/s
SC Read 19.5
SC Write 24
SC Mixed 26.4
67% 23.3 GB/s
Latency 50.2
80% 50.2 ns
Poor: 36%
This bench: 80%
Great: 72%
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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 12,351 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: 86% - Excellent Total price: $832
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