MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (78th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 22 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 87.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics40.7% 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 Drive99.8% 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory13.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20141223
Uptime2 Days
Run DateMar 26 '18 at 19:36
Run Duration106 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (78th 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, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
87.2% Excellent
SC Int 115
SC Float 112
SC Mixed 116
92% 114 Pts
QC Int 458
QC Float 446
QC Mixed 460
103% 455 Pts
MC Int 458
MC Float 448
MC Mixed 459
68% 455 Pts
Poor: 55%
This bench: 87.2%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$198
CLim: 1430 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 390.77
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
40.7% Average
Lighting 137
Reflection 108
Parallax 124
41% 123 fps
MRender 82.5
Gravity 118
Splatting 79.8
40% 93.4 fps
Poor: 35%
This bench: 40.7%
Great: 44%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial BX100 250GB-$178
44GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
99.8% Outstanding
Read 510
Write 359
Mixed 417
95% 429 MB/s
4K Read 29.7
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 37.5
147% 56.2 MB/s
DQ Read 278
DQ Write 290
DQ Mixed 72.3
113% 213 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 99.8%
Great: 104%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$42
792GB free
Firmware: CC46 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
98.5% Outstanding
Read 185
Write 159
Mixed 172
130% 172 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.01
4K Mixed 0.2
84% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 29%
This bench: 98.5%
Great: 113%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 1866 C9 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1400 MHz clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
72.6% Very good
MC Read 25.7
MC Write 26.8
MC Mixed 23.1
72% 25.2 GB/s
SC Read 19.2
SC Write 21.5
SC Mixed 22.7
60% 21.1 GB/s
Latency 52.2
77% 52.2 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 72.6%
Great: 71%
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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 13,912 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 90% - Outstanding Total price: $784
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