MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 32%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (50th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 50 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 70.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics27.1% 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)
Boot Drive109% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait times.
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.
Very high background CPU (37%). 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)
Memory10.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0.8 Days
Run DateFeb 07 '18 at 13:54
Run Duration185 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 37%

 PC Performing as expected (50th 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 i5-4670K-$250
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
70.1% Very good
SC Int 117
SC Float 111
SC Mixed 113
91% 114 Pts
QC Int 346
QC Float 344
QC Mixed 333
77% 341 Pts
MC Int 397
MC Float 394
MC Mixed 376
58% 389 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 70.1%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 660-$170
Asus(1043 8422) 2GB
CLim: 1241 MHz, MLim: 1502 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 388.31
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
27.1% Poor
Lighting 69.8
Reflection 58.6
Parallax 93.8
24% 74.1 fps
MRender 65
Gravity 82
Splatting 55.2
29% 67.4 fps
Poor: 25%
This bench: 27.1%
Great: 31%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$86
94GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
109% Outstanding
Read 511
Write 414
Mixed 417
100% 447 MB/s
4K Read 36.1
4K Write 84.7
4K Mixed 45.4
158% 55.4 MB/s
DQ Read 369
DQ Write 276
DQ Mixed 106
138% 250 MB/s
Poor: 73%
This bench: 109%
Great: 124%
Crucial BX100 500GB-$240
18GB free
Firmware: MU02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
105% Outstanding
Read 520
Write 434
Mixed 468
106% 474 MB/s
4K Read 28.5
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 39.1
148% 56.9 MB/s
DQ Read 270
DQ Write 292
DQ Mixed 74.3
113% 212 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 105%
Great: 109%
Seagate Barracuda Green 2TB
438GB free
Firmware: CC95 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
53.3% Above average
Read 92.7
Write 93.2
Mixed 87.2
68% 91 MB/s
4K Read 0.71
4K Write 0.83
4K Mixed 0.12
59% 0.55 MB/s
Poor: 38%
This bench: 53.3%
Great: 75%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB-$33
244GB free
Firmware: HP64 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
57.3% Above average
Read 91.5
Write 108
Mixed 98.8
75% 99.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.33
4K Write 1.44
4K Mixed 0.46
92% 0.74 MB/s
Poor: 17%
This bench: 57.3%
Great: 71%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR3 1866 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1333 MHz clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing as expected (60th percentile)
63.3% Good
MC Read 22.5
MC Write 23.6
MC Mixed 21.6
64% 22.6 GB/s
SC Read 13.6
SC Write 20
SC Mixed 18.2
49% 17.3 GB/s
Latency 71.3
56% 71.3 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 63.3%
Great: 72%
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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 14,795 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
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: 78% - Very good Total price: $941
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