MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU, HDD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (86th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 14 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
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 93%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Boot Drive60.4% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory13.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit cores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 24 '17 at 11:24
Run Duration68 Seconds
Run User PRT-User
Background CPU 17%

 PC Performing way above expectations (86th 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 4.25 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
93% Outstanding
SC Int 128
SC Float 128
SC Mixed 125
102% 127 Pts
QC Int 486
QC Float 492
QC Mixed 486
111% 488 Pts
MC Int 494
MC Float 500
MC Mixed 499
75% 498 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 93%
Great: 101%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
HyperX Fury 120GB-$64
25GB free
Firmware: 60AABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
60.4% Good
Read 415
Write 118
Mixed 169
51% 234 MB/s
4K Read 26.3
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 12.7
112% 48.5 MB/s
DQ Read 87.6
DQ Write 124
DQ Mixed 30.5
44% 80.7 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 60.4%
Great: 65%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600 C9 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 1800 MHz
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
69.5% Good
MC Read 25.3
MC Write 25.6
MC Mixed 21
68% 24 GB/s
SC Read 18.8
SC Write 23.7
SC Mixed 22
61% 21.5 GB/s
Latency 57.3
70% 57.3 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 69.5%
Great: 71%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $969
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