MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

Gaming 48%
Desktop 44%
Speed boat
Workstation 34%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (36th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 64 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including moderate gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 46.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics61.5% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive50.9% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
Memory18GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 18GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (86%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
3 months ago, 3 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory11.4 GB free of 18 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit farver
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150528
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJan 08 '18 at 22:37
Run Duration120 Seconds
Run User DNK-User
Background CPU 86%

 PC Performing below expectations (36th 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, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
46.8% Average
SC Int 74.5
SC Float 71.6
SC Mixed 64
56% 70 Pts
QC Int 234
QC Float 237
QC Mixed 236
53% 235 Pts
MC Int 289
MC Float 339
MC Mixed 324
47% 317 Pts
Poor: 57%
This bench: 46.8%
Great: 99%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$370
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.71
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
61.5% Good
Lighting 182
Reflection 175
Parallax 191
57% 183 fps
MRender 152
Gravity 175
Splatting 123
65% 150 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 61.5%
Great: 73%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX300 275GB-$75
151GB free
Firmware: M0CR021 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
50.9% Above average
Read 466
Write 97
Mixed 148
51% 237 MB/s
4K Read 19.7
4K Write 65.6
4K Mixed 7.32
74% 30.9 MB/s
DQ Read 151
DQ Write 95.6
DQ Mixed 16.5
41% 87.6 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 50.9%
Great: 82%
WD Blue 500GB (2008)-$35
399GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
72.4% Very good
Read 124
Write 128
Mixed 120
93% 124 MB/s
4K Read 0.61
4K Write 2.13
4K Mixed 0.48
118% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 72.4%
Great: 71%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston KHX1600C10D3/8G 9905458-009.A00LF KHX1600C10D3/8G 18GB
1600, 1333, 1600 MHz
8192, 2048, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
41.6% Average
MC Read 14.5
MC Write 15.8
MC Mixed 13.8
42% 14.7 GB/s
SC Read 8.6
SC Write 10.9
SC Mixed 8
26% 9.17 GB/s
Latency 72.6
55% 72.6 ns
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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 11,661 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 63%
Desktop 80%
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Workstation 59%

Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917) - $160

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $964
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