MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 26%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 17%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 15%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (46th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 54 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an extremely low single core score, this CPU can barely handle email and light web browsing. Finally, with a gaming score of 11.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very poor.
Graphics69.2% 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).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory13.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 14 '18 at 00:32
Run Duration88 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 21%

 PC Performing as expected (46th 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 i5-4690-$255
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 0.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
11.1% Very poor
SC Int 15.4
SC Float 20
SC Mixed 11
12% 15.5 Pts
QC Int 42.8
QC Float 57.5
QC Mixed 65.2
12% 55.2 Pts
MC Int 63.7
MC Float 55
MC Mixed 58.3
9% 59 Pts
Poor: 54%
This bench: 11.1%
Great: 83%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-3GB-$190
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 390.77
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
69.2% Good
Lighting 218
Reflection 182
Parallax 196
65% 199 fps
MRender 148
Gravity 198
Splatting 162
72% 169 fps
Poor: 59%
This bench: 69.2%
Great: 72%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$45
875GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
109% Outstanding
Read 202
Write 179
Mixed 158
134% 179 MB/s
4K Read 1.03
4K Write 2.42
4K Mixed 0.27
118% 1.24 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 109%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 2400 C11 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (4th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
26.2% Poor
MC Read 5.1
MC Write 9.3
MC Mixed 8.2
22% 7.53 GB/s
SC Read 12.3
SC Write 10.5
SC Mixed 14
35% 12.3 GB/s
Latency 90.1
44% 90.1 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 26.2%
Great: 87%
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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 13,069 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: 83% - Excellent Total price: $861
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