MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (42nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 58 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 72.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics71.8% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive79.9% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
Memory24GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 24GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 10 years old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
High background CPU (21%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
15 months ago, 12 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory17.9 GB free of 24 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateApr 23 '18 at 15:56
Run Duration192 Seconds
Run User SWE-User
Background CPU 21%

 PC Performing as expected (42nd 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
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
72.3% Very good
SC Int 102
SC Float 103
SC Mixed 103
82% 103 Pts
QC Int 367
QC Float 378
QC Mixed 368
84% 371 Pts
MC Int 404
MC Float 390
MC Mixed 390
59% 395 Pts
Poor: 58%
This bench: 72.3%
Great: 97%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$250
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 391.35
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
71.8% Very good
Lighting 227
Reflection 198
Parallax 212
68% 212 fps
MRender 148
Gravity 211
Splatting 160
74% 173 fps
Poor: 60%
This bench: 71.8%
Great: 77%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX300 525GB-$83
360GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0CR040 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
79.9% Very good
Read 474
Write 333
Mixed 337
84% 381 MB/s
4K Read 24.7
4K Write 65.4
4K Mixed 23.2
102% 37.7 MB/s
DQ Read 262
DQ Write 190
DQ Mixed 46.8
84% 166 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 79.9%
Great: 100%
Adata XPG SX900 128GB-$103
92GB free
Firmware: 5.6.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
66.5% Good
Read 495
Write 137
Mixed 195
60% 276 MB/s
4K Read 28
4K Write 89.9
4K Mixed 16.1
111% 44.7 MB/s
DQ Read 154
DQ Write 131
DQ Mixed 45.6
61% 110 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 66.5%
Great: 83%
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$40
924GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
100% Outstanding
Read 182
Write 168
Mixed 84.7
107% 145 MB/s
4K Read 0.95
4K Write 1.84
4K Mixed 0.28
105% 1.02 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 100%
Great: 116%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
576GB free
Firmware: CC25 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
84.2% Excellent
Read 156
Write 137
Mixed 24.9
77% 106 MB/s
4K Read 0.46
4K Write 1.43
4K Mixed 0.2
68% 0.7 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 84.2%
Great: 115%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
2GB free
Firmware: CC25 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
85.1% Excellent
Read 163
Write 134
Mixed 48.1
84% 115 MB/s
4K Read 0.39
4K Write 1.36
4K Mixed 0.2
64% 0.65 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 85.1%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown F3-14900CL8-4GBXM Kingston KHX1600C10D3/8G 0420 F3-14900CL8-4GBXM Kingston KHX1600C10D3/8G 24GB
1867, 1600, 1867, 1600 MHz
4096, 8192, 4096, 8192 MB
Performing above expectations (60th percentile)
58.2% Above average
MC Read 21.2
MC Write 22.3
MC Mixed 17.3
58% 20.3 GB/s
SC Read 15
SC Write 18.1
SC Mixed 18.3
49% 17.1 GB/s
Latency 68.7
58% 68.7 ns
Poor: 50%
This bench: 58.2%
Great: 60%
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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 19,484 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: 73% - Very good Total price: $1,028
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