MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 65%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (52nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 48 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 78.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics66.2% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive103% 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 (17%). 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 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit farver
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateSep 23 '17 at 13:51
Run Duration203 Seconds
Run User NLD-User
Background CPU 17%

 PC Performing as expected (52nd 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 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
78.6% Very good
SC Int 105
SC Float 113
SC Mixed 109
87% 109 Pts
QC Int 427
QC Float 435
QC Mixed 408
96% 423 Pts
MC Int 418
MC Float 431
MC Mixed 400
62% 416 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 78.6%
Great: 101%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$370
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 382.5
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
66.2% Good
Lighting 209
Reflection 179
Parallax 197
63% 195 fps
MRender 155
Gravity 193
Splatting 125
68% 158 fps
Poor: 55%
This bench: 66.2%
Great: 74%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$98
167GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
87.5% Excellent
Read 496
Write 404
Mixed 417
98% 439 MB/s
4K Read 39
4K Write 80.1
4K Mixed 16.8
123% 45.3 MB/s
DQ Read 265
DQ Write 85.1
DQ Mixed 17.6
54% 122 MB/s
Poor: 72%
This bench: 87.5%
Great: 116%
Corsair Force 3 120GB-$109
81GB free
Firmware: 1.3.3 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
52.1% Above average
Read 199
Write 106
Mixed 119
31% 141 MB/s
4K Read 26.4
4K Write 100
4K Mixed 15
112% 47.3 MB/s
DQ Read 134
DQ Write 108
DQ Mixed 31.7
48% 91.3 MB/s
Poor: 28%
This bench: 52.1%
Great: 51%
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$98
83GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
103% Outstanding
Read 504
Write 407
Mixed 411
98% 441 MB/s
4K Read 37.7
4K Write 91.4
4K Mixed 33.4
148% 54.2 MB/s
DQ Read 331
DQ Write 269
DQ Mixed 21.5
92% 207 MB/s
Poor: 72%
This bench: 103%
Great: 116%
Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2016)-$95
1TB free
Firmware: 0001 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5980 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
62.7% Good
Read 119
Write 100
Mixed 104
81% 108 MB/s
4K Read 0.42
4K Write 0.45
4K Mixed 0.26
55% 0.38 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 62.7%
Great: 102%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LP DDR3 1600 C9 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (60th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
52.3% Above average
MC Read 18.4
MC Write 19.3
MC Mixed 16.3
51% 18 GB/s
SC Read 12.9
SC Write 17.2
SC Mixed 15.4
43% 15.2 GB/s
Latency 66.7
60% 66.7 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 52.3%
Great: 78%
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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 7,200 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $1,083
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