MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (57th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 43 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 79.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics69.5% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive60.6% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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.
High background CPU (22%). 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)
Memory9.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime3.1 Days
Run DateApr 17 '18 at 03:21
Run Duration253 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 22%

 PC Performing as expected (57th 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 i5-4670K-$230
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
79.8% Very good
SC Int 111
SC Float 110
SC Mixed 108
88% 110 Pts
QC Int 343
QC Float 366
QC Mixed 413
85% 374 Pts
MC Int 450
MC Float 436
MC Mixed 452
67% 446 Pts
Poor: 63%
This bench: 79.8%
Great: 96%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 290X-$549
Sapphire(174B E289) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1020 MHz, MLim: 1350 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 18.3.4
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
69.5% Good
Lighting 203
Reflection 158
Parallax 290
72% 217 fps
MRender 127
Gravity 178
Splatting 175
67% 160 fps
Poor: 54%
This bench: 69.5%
Great: 74%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel 535 Series 240GB-$179
104GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RG20 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
60.6% Good
Read 479
Write 239
Mixed 288
74% 335 MB/s
4K Read 22
4K Write 71.2
4K Mixed 10.7
85% 34.6 MB/s
DQ Read 26.2
DQ Write 88.5
DQ Mixed 11.2
22% 42 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 60.6%
Great: 94%
Seagate Desktop SSHD 1TB-$55
97GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
105% Outstanding
Read 183
Write 183
Mixed 161
132% 176 MB/s
4K Read 0.86
4K Write 5.48
4K Mixed 0.46
189% 2.27 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 105%
Great: 111%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$45
15GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
72.1% Very good
Read 141
Write 110
Mixed 79
82% 110 MB/s
4K Read 0.58
4K Write 2.12
4K Mixed 0.28
94% 0.99 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 72.1%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 1866 C8 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
75.4% Very good
MC Read 26.5
MC Write 27.2
MC Mixed 24.7
75% 26.1 GB/s
SC Read 19.9
SC Write 21
SC Mixed 24.3
62% 21.7 GB/s
Latency 48.5
82% 48.5 ns
Poor: 46%
This bench: 75.4%
Great: 75%
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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 14,030 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: 76% - Very good Total price: $962
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