MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (51st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 49 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 84.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics101% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive103% 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.
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory12.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 14 '18 at 03:11
Run Duration113 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing as expected (51st 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 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
84.3% Excellent
SC Int 115
SC Float 114
SC Mixed 116
92% 115 Pts
QC Int 436
QC Float 433
QC Mixed 438
99% 436 Pts
MC Int 439
MC Float 430
MC Mixed 445
66% 438 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 84.3%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$330
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 391.1
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
101% Outstanding
Lighting 309
Reflection 291
Parallax 341
99% 314 fps
MRender 205
Gravity 285
Splatting 229
102% 240 fps
Poor: 88%
This bench: 101%
Great: 109%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$90
422GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
103% Outstanding
Read 514
Write 400
Mixed 415
98% 443 MB/s
4K Read 44.9
4K Write 88.9
4K Mixed 26.5
149% 53.5 MB/s
DQ Read 376
DQ Write 288
DQ Mixed 112
144% 259 MB/s
Poor: 86%
This bench: 103%
Great: 133%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB-$58
369GB free
Firmware: HP35 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
54.8% Above average
Read 99.5
Write 91.5
Mixed 95.8
72% 95.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.67
4K Write 1.44
4K Mixed 0.41
101% 0.84 MB/s
Poor: 25%
This bench: 54.8%
Great: 69%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 0420 F3-12800CL9-4GBRL 0420 F3-12800CL9-4GBRL 16GB
1600, 1600, 1600 MHz
8192, 4096, 4096 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
46.7% Average
MC Read 17
MC Write 16.4
MC Mixed 12.7
44% 15.4 GB/s
SC Read 14.9
SC Write 17.7
SC Mixed 13.9
44% 15.5 GB/s
Latency 63.9
63% 63.9 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 46.7%
Great: 47%
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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 13,977 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $849
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