MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (67th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 33 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 79.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics68.5% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive82% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (20%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory12.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime2 Days
Run DateMar 04 '18 at 22:40
Run Duration116 Seconds
Run User ROU-User
Background CPU 20%

 PC Performing above expectations (67th 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 4 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (40th percentile)
79.6% Very good
SC Int 114
SC Float 115
SC Mixed 116
92% 115 Pts
QC Int 400
QC Float 403
QC Mixed 399
91% 400 Pts
MC Int 443
MC Float 442
MC Mixed 440
66% 442 Pts
Poor: 62%
This bench: 79.6%
Great: 100%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$370
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 391.1
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
68.5% Good
Lighting 214
Reflection 186
Parallax 205
65% 202 fps
MRender 156
Gravity 198
Splatting 139
71% 164 fps
Poor: 51%
This bench: 68.5%
Great: 71%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk Ultra II 240GB-$70
37GB free
Firmware: X31200RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
82% Excellent
Read 471
Write 327
Mixed 316
82% 371 MB/s
4K Read 30.5
4K Write 68.6
4K Mixed 20.6
109% 39.9 MB/s
DQ Read 309
DQ Write 188
DQ Mixed 53
92% 183 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 82%
Great: 81%
WD Blue 250GB (2010)-$28
120GB free
Firmware: 19.01H19 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
42% Average
Read 73.9
Write 72.2
Mixed 86.1
59% 77.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.57
4K Write 1.76
4K Mixed 0.38
98% 0.9 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 42%
Great: 71%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown CML16GX3M4A1600C9 0215 CML8GX3M2A1600C9 0215 CML16GX3M4A1600C9 0215 CML8GX3M2A1600C9 16GB
1600, 1600, 1600, 1600 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
62.4% Good
MC Read 21.7
MC Write 22.7
MC Mixed 19.9
61% 21.4 GB/s
SC Read 16.1
SC Write 21.1
SC Mixed 19.1
54% 18.8 GB/s
Latency 57.5
70% 57.5 ns
Poor: 49%
This bench: 62.4%
Great: 61%
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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 12,812 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $986
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