MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 40%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (12th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 88 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including moderate gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 49.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics45.6% 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 Drive70.7% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (40%). 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)
Memory23.2 GB free of 32 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime2.4 Days
Run DateApr 11 '18 at 02:35
Run Duration217 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 40%

 PC Performing way below expectations (12th 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 way below expectations (3rd percentile)
49.7% Average
SC Int 88.1
SC Float 91.6
SC Mixed 90.9
72% 90.2 Pts
QC Int 220
QC Float 230
QC Mixed 222
51% 224 Pts
MC Int 226
MC Float 221
MC Mixed 231
34% 226 Pts
Poor: 58%
This bench: 49.7%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$374
CLim: 1443 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 391.35
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
45.6% Average
Lighting 142
Reflection 120
Parallax 136
43% 133 fps
MRender 108
Gravity 131
Splatting 89.4
47% 109 fps
Poor: 54%
This bench: 45.6%
Great: 71%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX300 525GB-$200
488GB free
Firmware: M0CR060 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (20th percentile)
76.8% Very good
Read 471
Write 333
Mixed 337
84% 380 MB/s
4K Read 22.8
4K Write 60.1
4K Mixed 21
93% 34.6 MB/s
DQ Read 270
DQ Write 166
DQ Mixed 43.3
79% 160 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 76.8%
Great: 99%
1 256GB
238GB free
Firmware: 0103
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
15.5% Very poor
Read 40.9
Write 42.3
Mixed 41.6
9% 41.6 MB/s
4K Read 10.3
4K Write 14
4K Mixed 9.02
35% 11.1 MB/s
DQ Read 17.7
DQ Write 15.4
DQ Mixed 7.02
8% 13.4 MB/s
Poor: 16%
This bench: 15.5%
Great: 43%
Plextor M8Se NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB
154GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.00 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
70.7% Very good
Read 648
Write 229
Mixed 339
89% 405 MB/s
4K Read 27.4
4K Write 45.9
4K Mixed 22.3
94% 31.8 MB/s
DQ Read 43.1
DQ Write 60.2
DQ Mixed 36.8
32% 46.7 MB/s
Poor: 83%
This bench: 70.7%
Great: 187%
0 1TB
921GB free
Firmware: 0103
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
23.5% Poor
Read 40.7
Write 40.7
Mixed 40.2
31% 40.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.66
4K Write 1.58
4K Mixed 0.33
94% 0.86 MB/s
Poor: 18%
This bench: 23.5%
Great: 66%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLT8G3D1608DT1TX0. 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (10th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
42.5% Average
MC Read 14.5
MC Write 15.3
MC Mixed 14.1
42% 14.6 GB/s
SC Read 11.8
SC Write 14.5
SC Mixed 12.4
37% 12.9 GB/s
Latency 88.3
45% 88.3 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 42.5%
Great: 65%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds (explanation by AdoredTV).

Typical Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917) Builds (Compare 18,740 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
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Desktop
Desktop 81%
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Workstation
Workstation 59%
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Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917) - $160

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $983
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