MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 56%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (82nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 18 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 79.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics74% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load times.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
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)
Memory5.6 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20141223
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateJun 18 '17 at 09:28
Run Duration212 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (82nd 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 as expected (48th percentile)
79.1% Very good
SC Int 113
SC Float 113
SC Mixed 111
90% 112 Pts
QC Int 416
QC Float 414
QC Mixed 407
94% 412 Pts
MC Int 418
MC Float 426
MC Mixed 417
63% 420 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 79.1%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 290X-$549
MSI(1462 3070) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1080 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.1.1
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
74% Very good
Lighting 226
Reflection 166
Parallax 295
78% 229 fps
MRender 134
Gravity 189
Splatting 186
71% 170 fps
Poor: 48%
This bench: 74%
Great: 73%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Hitachi HDS722020ALA330 2TB-$56
1.5TB free
Firmware: JKAOA3MA Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
64.9% Good
Read 107
Write 120
Mixed 108
84% 111 MB/s
4K Read 0.48
4K Write 1.49
4K Mixed 0.36
88% 0.78 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 64.9%
Great: 70%
Lexar USB Flash Drive 8GB
7GB free, PID c75c
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
7.42% Terrible
Read 25.9
Write 10.2
Mixed 10.1
17% 15.4 MB/s
4K Read 5.97
4K Write 0.01
4K Mixed 0.008
23% 2 MB/s
Poor: 4%
This bench: 7.42%
Great: 7%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 4GBH1X04F1AA28-15 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
59.7% Above average
MC Read 21.5
MC Write 21.2
MC Mixed 18.2
58% 20.3 GB/s
SC Read 16.1
SC Write 20.6
SC Mixed 18.5
53% 18.4 GB/s
Latency 58.3
69% 58.3 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 59.7%
Great: 65%
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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 10,009 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $1,062
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