MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding RAM
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (74th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 26 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 96.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics41.9% 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 Drive142% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 8 years and 4 months 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.
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory13.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1680 x 1050 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20141106
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 18 '15 at 20:16
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User PRT-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (74th 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-$235
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
96.3% Outstanding
SC Int 125
SC Float 129
SC Mixed 128
102% 128 Pts
QC Int 503
QC Float 512
QC Mixed 507
115% 507 Pts
MC Int 502
MC Float 509
MC Mixed 507
76% 506 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 96.3%
Great: 101%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 760-$209
PNY(196E 0984) 2GB
Driver: nvd3dumx.dll Ver. 9.18.13.4709
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
41.9% Average
Lighting 182
Reflection 79.1
Parallax 118
49% 127 fps
MRender 87.4
Gravity 91.5
Splatting 79.1
36% 86 fps
Poor: 30%
This bench: 41.9%
Great: 40%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel Raid 0 Volume 384GB
220GB free
Firmware: 1.0.
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
142% Outstanding
Read 1,396
Write 548
Mixed 785
199% 910 MB/s
4K Read 27.8
4K Write 129
4K Mixed 26.4
144% 60.9 MB/s
DQ Read 147
DQ Write 326
DQ Mixed 78.9
105% 184 MB/s
Poor: 84%
This bench: 142%
Great: 184%
OCZ Vertex 460A 120GB-$88
112GB free
Firmware: 1.00 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
99.5% Outstanding
Read 520
Write 416
Mixed 455
103% 464 MB/s
4K Read 30.8
4K Write 150
4K Mixed 24.6
157% 68.3 MB/s
DQ Read 136
DQ Write 201
DQ Mixed 21.7
58% 120 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 99.5%
Great: 99%
WD Red 1TB (2012)-$63
86GB free
Firmware: 01.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
67.5% Good
Read 146
Write 89.2
Mixed 84.5
79% 107 MB/s
4K Read 0.43
4K Write 2.03
4K Mixed 0.21
79% 0.89 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 67.5%
Great: 90%
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Desktop
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Workstation
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Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917) - $160

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 79% - Very good Total price: $965
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