MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 43%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (60th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 40 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 89%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics39.6% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory13.2 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 19:11
Run Duration139 Seconds
Run User NLD-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing as expected (60th 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 4.2 GHz, turbo 5 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
89% Excellent
SC Int 121
SC Float 115
SC Mixed 120
95% 119 Pts
QC Int 482
QC Float 466
QC Mixed 465
107% 471 Pts
MC Int 466
MC Float 468
MC Mixed 469
70% 468 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 89%
Great: 97%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$198
CLim: 1405 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 398.36
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
39.6% Below average
Lighting 134
Reflection 109
Parallax 120
40% 121 fps
MRender 82.2
Gravity 114
Splatting 76.8
40% 91 fps
Poor: 37%
This bench: 39.6%
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 502
Write 341
Mixed 297
84% 380 MB/s
4K Read 35.1
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 47.1
171% 63.4 MB/s
DQ Read 384
DQ Write 328
DQ Mixed 345
262% 352 MB/s
Poor: 71% Great: 124%
Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.C 1TB-$50
597GB free
Firmware: JP4OA3MA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 125 127 127 128 128 127 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
72.9% Very good
Read 127
Write 126
Mixed 63.5
SusWrite 127
81% 111 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
150% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 72.9%
Great: 75%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
449GB free
Firmware: CC25
SusWrite @10s intervals: 134 137 139 139 137 140 MB/s
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
79.3% Very good
Read 139
Write 110
Mixed 75
SusWrite 138
85% 115 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
148% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 79.3%
Great: 115%
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 (50th percentile)
60.5% Good
MC Read 21.4
MC Write 23.1
MC Mixed 17.2
59% 20.6 GB/s
SC Read 16
SC Write 22.1
SC Mixed 20.2
56% 19.4 GB/s
Latency 60.9
66% 60.9 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 60.5%
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 14,062 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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