MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (83rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 17 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 82.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics52.7% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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 Drive38.7% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce IO wait times.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB 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.
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory28.1 GB free of 32 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateAug 16 '20 at 19:36
Run Duration128 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-4690K-$175
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
82.2% Excellent
Memory 91.7
1-Core 108
2-Core 211
81% 137 Pts
4-Core 421
8-Core 419
58% 420 Pts
64-Core 429
29% 429 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 82.2%
Great: 90%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$340
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 432.00
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
52.7% Above average
Lighting 66.9
Reflection 69.2
Parallax 67.4
54% 67.8 fps
MRender 73.8
Gravity 61.4
Splatting 56.2
51% 63.8 fps
Poor: 45%
This bench: 52.7%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel 330 Series 120GB-$85
57GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 300i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 73 49 85 50 85 68 MB/s
Relative performance (0th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
38.7% Below average
Read 167
Write 73.5
Mixed 138
SusWrite 68.2
25% 112 MB/s
4K Read 32.8
4K Write 11
4K Mixed 16.3
76% 20 MB/s
DQ Read 126
DQ Write 105
DQ Mixed 15
39% 82.2 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 38.7%
Great: 79%
WD WD15EVDS-73V9B1 1.5TB
1TB free
Firmware: 01.00A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 90 85 92 95 95 84 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
54.5% Above average
Read 99.8
Write 98
Mixed 61
SusWrite 90
64% 87.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.4
94% 0.73 MB/s
Poor: 21%
This bench: 54.5%
Great: 55%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown BLS8G3D1609DS1S00. 1315 BLS8G3D1609DS1S00. 1315 CT102464BD160B.M16 1315 BLS8G3D1609DS1S00. 32GB
1600, 1600, 1600, 1600 MHz
8192, 8192, 8192, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
58.1% Above average
MC Read 20.8
MC Write 21.8
MC Mixed 17.1
57% 19.9 GB/s
SC Read 15
SC Write 20.4
SC Mixed 19
52% 18.1 GB/s
Latency 64.7
62% 64.7 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 58.1%
Great: 60%

 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 12,047 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $788
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