MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (66th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 34 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 84.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics45% 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)
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)
Memory13.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 12 '18 at 13:39
Run Duration137 Seconds
Run User NLD-User
Background CPU 21%

 PC Performing above expectations (66th 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-$232
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
84.1% Excellent
SC Int 125
SC Float 121
SC Mixed 120
98% 122 Pts
QC Int 477
QC Float 456
QC Mixed 427
103% 453 Pts
MC Int 456
MC Float 449
MC Mixed 473
69% 459 Pts
Poor: 55%
This bench: 84.1%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$198
CLim: 1615 MHz, MLim: 1842 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 398.36
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
45% Average
Lighting 150
Reflection 127
Parallax 138
45% 138 fps
MRender 87.7
Gravity 133
Splatting 89.9
45% 103 fps
Poor: 35%
This bench: 45%
Great: 44%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Pro 256GB-$163
16GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXM02B6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 510
Write 447
Mixed 353
97% 437 MB/s
4K Read 36.4
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 49.1
178% 66.1 MB/s
DQ Read 384
DQ Write 342
DQ Mixed 346
264% 358 MB/s
Poor: 72% Great: 125%
Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.C 1TB-$50
597GB free
Firmware: JP4OA3MA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 125 127 127 127 128 127 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
72.3% Very good
Read 125
Write 121
Mixed 65
SusWrite 127
80% 110 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
150% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 72.3%
Great: 75%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
449GB free
Firmware: CC25
SusWrite @10s intervals: 135 138 139 138 138 139 MB/s
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
80% Excellent
Read 141
Write 103
Mixed 73.5
SusWrite 138
84% 114 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
138% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 80%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 2133 C11 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
59.6% Above average
MC Read 21.1
MC Write 22
MC Mixed 17.6
58% 20.2 GB/s
SC Read 16.6
SC Write 22.6
SC Mixed 20.3
57% 19.8 GB/s
Latency 65.8
61% 65.8 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 59.6%
Great: 81%
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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 13,867 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: 90% - Excellent Total price: $789
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